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Dear Foot Solutions; an open letter. Please stop spamming us and damaging your brand

Discussion in 'Podiatry Arena Help, Suggestions and Comments' started by admin, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member


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    WTF are you idiots thinking?

    What are you hoping to achieve by getting spammers from Pakistan to register here as fake users and post links in nonsense posts to your promote website.

    Whoever you contracted to do your SEO needs to be held accountable, it has now backfired on you and hurt your brand. We are so sick of spammers here, I now calling them out publicly.

    Good riddance.
     
  2. Was it Foot Solution's the brand or an individual franchise? Isn't the brand run by Ed?
     
  3. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    The link drop was to the corporate/main site. I also see they spamming a lot of forums and blogs with nonsensical comments and links drops ... really poor form.

    They obviously paid for a cheap link building package form Pakistan (or were sucked into paying for an expensive one who then outsourced it to Pakistan!)
     
  4. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    BTW, this is what they posted here in a thread on ankle sprains:
    I disabled the link drop. It was posted by this user.

    The IP they posted from was 180.92.156.26 which resolves to Karachi in Pakistan.

    They are doing the rounds of forums and blogs to link drop on behalf of Foot Solutions. The contributions are largely nonsensical and they do not contribute anything useful. They just pollute the web with more crap.

    This creates a lot of work for forum Admins to police and takes us away from doing things that are more productive.

    More on a previous thread on this topic: Clinics who spam Podiatry Arena - time to name and shame
     
  5. akenne30

    akenne30 Active Member

    Hi All

    I work for Foot Solutions Australia (Franchise) in VIC and NSW and would like to note that we do not use these 'marketing' methods or carry out spamming.
    I have informed our Franchise owner of the matter.

    Its disappointing that this is happening. As stated in the other thread it takes up a massive amount of time for Admin thus taking time away from more appropriate podiatry topics.
     
  6. admin

    admin Administrator Staff Member

    I have no problem with people putting company links in signatures and in profiles and making useful posts and being useful members of the community. Its just when its done is a sneaky way by those employed to build links (usually from 3rd world countries) and pollute the site (and the web) with nonsense or not useful posts. I am surprised more companies aren't smart enough to do it in a proper way and reap the benefits.

    At least the post this time actually made some sense, its just it was not exactly on topic and was just a generic post on ankle sprains. More often the post is a poor use of English or a cut and paste from Wikipedia on the topic!
     
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