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Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Pitch

I was reading a blog a couple days ago where the topic was the pitch.  The pitch is essentially spam sent directly to you.  The spam is worded in such a fashion to flatter you in the hopes you will give a free plug to their site.  Here is an example of a pitch I received yesterday:

Hi,

We would love to share with you an article that we just posted on our own blog! “10 Tips for Finding a Lawn Care Service” (http://www.spammedurl) would be an interesting story for your readers to check out and discuss on your blog, so we hope you will consider sharing it!

Thanks so much for your time, and have a wonderful day!
Sheryl Owen
The problem with is type of contact is it is spam.  The person doing the contact can't be bothered to call me by name and for some reason they think I am somehow remotely interested in their article enough to tell me it would be an interesting topic for my blog.  Chances are very good they haven't even read my gardening blog otherwise they would know as a gardener we don't use a lawn service.  I usually get 2 or 3 of these a week but treat all of these types of pitches as spam.  There's no point replying to them as that will likely make the situation worse. 


2 comments:

John | Daily Photo said...

This kind of junk annoys me :-( There are much better ways to promote a blog without having to resort to spammy tactics :-(

Garden Gnome said...

It is annoying, isn't it?

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