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re: comment spam
One of the things you may not know about blogging is that if your blog gets any significant traffic, you get a lot of what is called “comment spam” – in which various peddlers of pornography, scams, drugs, forex trading systems, ad. infinitum – try to get a “backlink” to their crap websites by making a comment.
Here’s my rule: if you want a backlink, you can have as many as you want from this blog provided your comments show you read the blog post you are commenting on – meaning your comment is on-topic – and you aren’t linking to a “bad neighborhood” website like some porn thing.
Anybody with a lick of sense should be able to figure out what “respectful use” means – be cool and contribute here and you’re welcome to use my blog to build your traffic, get backlinks for your own blogs or websites, or just get your name out there. All of these are legitimate ways to get your business going online. I comment on other blogs frequently myself and I totally recommend it as a marketing strategy.
Spam Policy: I don’t spam, ever. If you’re on my email lists you’ll get commercial promotions to be sure – but if you ever get spam about viagra, porn, or stuff like that coming from me, let me know because that means I’ve been hacked. This hasn’t happened yet, but if you were an email marketer or blogger you would want to know if somebody hijacked your readers, right?
re: republishing content
You may republish any articles I write here provided you do so meeting these criteria:
- You publish the article in full as it appear here.
- You attribute it to the original author (in most cases, me).
- You keep all links that appear in the article live and in their original form.
- You begin or end the article with a link back to the source site (http://malibumentor.com)
Fair enough for you?
Do let me know if you republish something here. I may link to you and send you traffic.
The post author, Loren Woirhaye writes sales copy and creates marketing systems for business clients who want to slash customer acquisition costs and position their businesses For 20%-30% sales growth in the next 12-18 months. He writes regularly about marketing and life at his Entrepreneur Blog.