Dear anonymous “link builder”:
No. You can’t guest blog on our site:
Because you don’t know anything about me – and your note proved that.
Because you addressed your request to our ‘info@’ address – instead of to a human.
Because you aren’t really a blogger at all – admit it, you’re a battery-farmed SEO hack sitting in a low-wage country pretending your name is Paul.
Because the company you represent has nothing to do with the company I represent – and our readers may find it strange to find a post about weight loss or plumbing supplies on a B2B CONTENT MARKETING BLOG (the clue is hidden in the title).
Because if I were stupid enough to give you a link, I would be penalised – and the God Google would throw its thunderbolts on me (they hurt).
Because if I were stupid enough to give you a link, I would be embarrassed – and couldn’t show my face in the Really Smart Content Marketers LinkedIn group.
Because even though I ignored your first approach, you chased me as if I was the unprofessional one– and that turned annoyance into just enough fury to write this post.
Because you are lazy – and think you can spam your way to a good page rank instead of earning it.
Because you are insulting – assuming other people are like you (or your employer).
Because you are lying – and misrepresenting your motives.
Because you are cheating – trying to out-think a company that spends $9.7 billion a year learning to detect and punish crappy SEO tricks like high-volume ‘link-building’.
Because I just don’t like you – I don’t know why. Maybe it’s a pheromone thing.
A note to every other legitimate blogger out there who works hard to build an audience:
Next time you get a request to write a guest blog on your site from someone you don’t know and isn’t even in your market, feel free to send them a link to this post.
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