Dear Comment Spammers,
In the past month, I have received over 600 pieces of ‘correspondence’ from you via the Tecmark blog. While I would love to respond to each and every piece individually, I am far too busy walking over burning hot coals with no shoes on while simultaneously poking myself in the eye with cocktail sticks that have been dipped in hydrochloric acid (you should give that a go some time – hugely entertaining).
However, I was beginning to feel a little rude. I was always told to answer politely when spoken to. Of course, I dispute whether this rule would apply when ‘spoken to’ means having the same unintelligible nonsense screamed in my general direction repeatedly for hours and I also question whether this really applies when the person speaking at me calls themselves ‘viagara.’ In fact, someone selling prescription drugs over the Internet would probably find themselves firmly on the list of people I was told never to speak to, along with strangers in cars parked outside my school and offering me sweeties. But anyway, I digress.
These British manners of mine won’t let me not at least acknowledge your comments. After all, you must have spent at least a nanosecond submitting bot driven spamfests of commentary onto the blog and it’s only fair I at least let you know I received them. I did. Joyously. However, you will notice that none of your comments are live on the website and I thought it only fair that I tell you why:
I hope that clears things up for you. It’s probably better for both of us if you just move on to a blog that doesn’t moderate its comments.
Ah, if only blog comment spammers actually READ the posts!
Get 123 pages of expert advice straight to your inbox.
About the Author
Stacey joined us in 2009 as a junior copywriter; now she’s a recognised figure on the global speaking circuit, having wowed audiences in the UK, Europe and US – including at MozCon 2014. She leads our search team and works with clients to deliver high-level campaign strategies.Visit Stacey's Page
Happy New Year everyone! As we all know the transition into the new year is a time for reflection, hope and new beginnings. However, it often brings with it a descent into copywriting madness, with god-awful clichés often popping up out of nowhere – yes we’re looking at you #NewYearNewMe crowd.
When it comes to building a decent website, content really is still king. The key to creating decent copy that not only draws readers to your site, but also gets your brand message across, is to make it compelling. You want to create something that’s actually worth reading – not just a scrambled up splurge […]
While it’s good to have words on your site, but copywriting isn’t just about filling up the page with words and moving on to the next task. There’s so much more to copywriting than hammering the keyboard for eight hours a day. Fulfilling the task requires a lot more than hitting the word count.