It never ceases to amaze me how stupid people are, especially those who try to spam forums. Case in point – a post I found today on Small Business Ideas Forum, which I administer. Typically I edit or move posts into a trash area that the general public cannot see. Often times I ban the user. Once in awhile, I out them as I am doing here.
In this scenario, it is a fellow “search engine marketing company” (name below). This is the first time I have ever heard of them and sadly it was by way of spamming our forum. This is not a good way to try to market yourself in such a tight niche industry. Many of the leading search engine marketing companies in the world know one another. We are like a big extended family. We relate with one another via forums, blogs, chat rooms, instant messaging and in person at conferences such as Search Engine Strategies, PubCon, Adtech, etc.
When a company attempts to spam a forum as blatantly as this, I just have to call it out. So with no further ado, here it is. Enjoy.
Note: I placed an underscore before their domain as I do not want to give link pop to this site.
The following was posted at Small Business Ideas Forum on August 18, 2006:
Infatex is a full-service provider of website design, search engine marketing and web development services, specializing in search engine optimization (SEO), e-commerce and database solutions, search engine friendly website design and website promotion, intranets and extranets, custom content writing, banner ad design. Our skilled programmers and search engine marketing specialists have successfully developed strategies and solutions for a wide variety of clients-large and small-in all types of business. Our search engine marketing services including search engine optimization will get your website high search engine placement. Well look no further as we have your answer! Our highly trained search engine optimization specialists will increase your incoming daily website traffic by obtaining top rankings in all the major search engines for your website. Our clients have 300-500% growth in sales from our search engine marketing and search engine optimization services. Please check our website design pricing and search engine optimization pricing plans. Tell your friend about our search engine marketing company. Get a free search engine placement report to see where your website is in the search engine result pages.
Did they really try to insert that many links into a forum post? Yes they did. It was live for about 30 seconds before I zapped it. I really wish these kinds of people would get a clue as I written about in the past.