I wanted to give you a heads up on what appears to be a blog scam. I received the following email a few days ago:
Sounds too good to be true? Yes, I agree! After a simple and single Google search, I found pages of articles confirming that this is in fact a blog scam. I’m quoting from an article called “Media Discovery Advertising: The Beautiful Scam” via Texan In Tokyo
They aren’t actually going to “advertise” on your site – they will pay you to link to their client’s site. They know this will hurt your blog when Google finds out, and when Google DOES find out, they will drop you for a number of other fresh, new, un-tainted blogs. It is a scam because they are not telling you the risks associated with Black Hat SEO.
Needless to say, I will not be responding to Julie Gordon, and I hope that I’ve saved a blogger or two from falling into this trap too!
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She writes stories and poetry that explore the subjects of belonging, identity and the human condition, and she blogs about philosophy, writing and personal development.
She has a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies and her poetry hasappeared in Shot Glass Journal (Muse Pie Press), Tongue In Your Ear,Volume 4 (Four/Two Publishing) and The Art Toppling Tobacco Project.