1) You're competitor has the balls to create links from your site back to theirs without adding value
2) You're competitor has the balls to create links from your site back to theirs without adding value
3) You're competitor has the balls to create links from your site back to theirs without adding value
4) All of the Above!
As you can see, I'm really annoyed at one of my competitors. Normally, I would have no problem if a competitor (Local Search Los Angeles) would post on my blog with a link back to their site. However, if they are blatant about it:
This guy searched for: Los Angeles SEO "post comment" . Obviously, they are trying to gain backlinks from me... I don't mind giving backlinks if you add content that has value - even if you are a competitor of mine. That is the flawed theory of Page Rank.
Instead, this guy creates a post that looks like a trackback...
[…]Nice plugins.. I’d added some of your plugins to my list of plugins. I’ll just try it if it is really effective, and if so,well! many thanks[…]The evil truth though is it's not. The idea of trackbacks is to allow users to find other places where the author has contributed... this one has not.
The evil perpetrator is emark***.com. The funny thing is that the IP address of the poster is in Australia. Little perps. All they had to do was to post something useful - or even give me a trackback with a nofollow. Now their post is being deleted.
Maybe I'll do some paid link buying on their behalf - and report them to Google... hehehe
Bottom line - for the time you spent spamming my blog- you could have actually added value - or even stroked my ego, and would have gotten the link.
You've also not covered your tracks, and showed me a new trick to add to my arsenal of link building tips. Thanks!
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