Did you ever wanted to know how blog spammers work? Ok, if you can call that work at all… I tell you what I found today whilst nosing around the www and how I came across a double scam, called backlinkedge.com. This guy is not only spamming bloggers with his comments, he also scams ‘subscribers’ for their money that they pay him. This kind of person, the one that built the web site like the one who bought it and runs it now are …. [harsh words removed to keep the site safe for all eyeballs] in my opinion. So here the story, and yes, I know that this is only the tip of an iceberg and that there are thousands of other spammers like backlinkedge around that make the life of a blogger difficult.
What I found out about the Backlinkedge Scam:
I was checking the recent web site sales at flippa.com as I noticed this listing, and as I read through the description I found this:
The description how the web site, which just sold for $149, works. In short, the idea is like this:
– Customer subscribes to a service called backlinkedge for $9.99 per month. Customer expects to get backlinks that are relevant to his/ her niche, from authority sites and manually created.
– Web site owner, the spammer, then uses two automated programs that search for blogs on the internet and then submits spam comments to each of them, with the customers url, to generate backlinks.
Now that I call an honest business! You ask people to subscribe to your service that promises “me and the members of my team add backlinks manually” and in the description of the web site sale he states
“There are two programs for this service. One if called the URL harvester and the second on is called the Submitter. First you run the Harverster and put in the keywords that are relevant to your customers niche. After that it goes around and searches for blogs based on the keywords.
3) After you have the URLs … all you do is you go open up the submitter past the URLs in the web.txt and double click on it. Then go make a coffee for yourself and watch some TV until it is done.”
Backlinkedge is a huge scam, and people like this really make me sick in the stomach! Do me a favor and pass this information around, so that nobody signs up to this so-called “service” and perhaps we can reduce the blog spammer population by one. Every little helps, SY
PS Oh, and I think now I go and submit the url to this blog post to hostgator, they are pretty good in taking sites down that are against their TOS! Will update you when I know about their reaction.
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