Blog Scam Warning: Media Discovery Advertising

March 20, 2014

Hi Everyone,

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:

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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!

Bianca :-)

More Links to Articles Here:

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No-One Must Know This Is a Sponsored Post

Media Discovery Tries to Buy A Blog Piece From Us

More about Bianca Bowers

Bianca Bowers is a South African-born, Australian-based, poet and writer who has also lived in New Zealand and Britain. She is the author of PASSAGE and DEATH AND LIFE, and has a BA in English and Film/TV/Media Studies. Her poetry has appeared in Shot Glass Journal, Tongue In Your Ear (Volume 4), the Art Toppling Tobacco Project, and she is currently working on her debut novel, The Colour Fence. She offers a free short story, THE HUNCH, to subscribers. To get your free copy, subscribe via

      1. Pleasure, Bob. It never ceases to amaze me how many scams are out there. I usually get a lot of junk mail in my hotmail account, but not my gmail – so I thought it best to check it out beforehand :-)

    1. Very interesting, thanks for the information, I’ve not heard of this idea. I get some strange messages through my contact sheet sometimes, I ignore them all, unless they are someone I know or they have some checkable information about them. There are some crazy scams out there!
      Suzy :)

    1. I don’t even open solicitation mail. Got one two wks ago informing me the guy and his wife were giving me $2 million.

      Uh huh.

      *Shake head*

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