Who Says Outing Spammers is a Waste of Time
On July 21st, I posted about a pretty aggressive SEO contact/comment spammer who had recently changed their name but not their email address. Read it here: http://www.matthewsdiehl.com/deal-with-it/dear-janice-jacobsen/.
I just wanted to share with everyone the results of that post. Here is a screenshot of the traffic that has been generated from organic searches on the spammers pseudoname:
75 visits may not be a large number per se but it does show that as the spammer continues to contact website owners they are hitting the search engines to research the fictitious commenter. Additionally, people who are being contacted by the spammer and finding my post are leaving comments. They are thanking me for empowering them with information before they potentially could have wound-up a victim of a scammer.
The SEM industry has for a long time been a self-policing industry, calling them as we see them, but it does pay off. A better informed clientèle does not hurt us especially when we are informing them about the bad guys who should be avoided.
So, when you contacted by or become aware of a scammer/spammer/asshat who is damaging the reputation of the SEM industry, call them out because we are the only ones who can help a potentially unsuspecting website owner.