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What to write to spammers

The first thought to cross our minds is, DON’T! Answering a spam email or comment only tells the spammer that you are a live link and they’ll pester you forever afterwards.

Should we write back to spammers?

How much spam really has been reduced as a result of GDPR and other data protection reforms in 2018?

However there are times when you should throw caution to the wind and have a bit of fun with the spam you receive, if for no other reason than it’s a little bit of revenge to pay them back for bothering you.

But what about GDPR and all the other privacy rules that were tightened up this year?

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If you spam in English, FFS learn how to write it first

Do you spit fur and feathers when you get a spam-mail that insults your website’s performance … in bad, incorrect English? I do. I know I should just hit the delete key but these people’s conceited belligerence brings out the Taurean beast in me, as well as my writer’s indignancy at their often ridiculous use of our crazy language.

If you spam in English, FFS learn how to write it first

Do yourselves a favour: hire a native English language copywriter to rewrite your mailshots so at least some English speakers might take you seriously.

Jenny finds my website “very perspective” and it could soon disappear from search

Our Jenny Jones works for a company called Semalt.com, based in the Ukraine (or maybe Russia.) Here’s how she thought she could bully me into submission, notwithstanding the fact that her English is laughable… [Read more…]

Spam Writers Central – some of the funniest this month

You probably think I’m a pretty sad case for reading the written spam comments on my website. But if you like a good laugh, you should try it some time. Here’s my pick of recent pearls with, as usual my own reaction to them…enjoy. And choose your favourite in the comments below…

Spam Writers Central - some of the funniest this month

Which would be your favourite spam writer this month?

1. “I really liked reading this while eating a sandwich.”
Sweetheart, I can’t tell you how much pleasure this comment has given me. Hope that sandwich choked you or at least gave you the trots for 36 hours.

2. “No one saw the lost kitty?”
Ssshhh … don’t tell anyone, but the lost kitty had a smattering of good sense and ended up in my back yard after which she joined my furry family. I hope no one saw you losing the kitty because anyone who did will report you to your local animal protection people. Shame on you. [Read more…]

Email marketing: how to p*ss off your readers or spamees

When a classic email marketing no-no gets through your spam filter into your inbox, much as it’s annoying it’s worth taking a look to see what we can learn from it.Email marketing: how to piss off your readers or spameesIn this case (see below) its arrogance is diluted mainly by its authors’ ignorance of how to write properly in English.

Why native English matters when you’re writing for marketing, or even for spam

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A bumper crop of crap writing- Spam Of The Month Award II

And the out-and-out winner of the January 2018 Spam Of The Month award goes to Candidate number two:

Vanilla we-wee wins first prize

A bumper crop of crap writing - Spam Of The Month Award II

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My response (for what it was worth…)

This article has a naughty euphemism for urination (or micturition if you’re a urologist) in the headline and an image of a little boy peeing into a fountain (famous statue in Brussels, Belgium, actually.) If you think that’s vanilla your next stop needs to be a porno site. Oh, sorry. You ARE a porno site. 

Thank you all for your votes. Now, check out this month’s contenders

And there’s a bumper crop this month! Let’s get started… [Read more…]

Help us judge the Spam Of The Month Awards

Will you help us out here? We want to award a can of Spam to the writer of the funniest spam of the month but can’t make up our minds from the following. Which do you think deserves this glittering accolade?

Funny spam on HTWB

Have a look at your spam before you delete it … some of it is hilarious!

Speaking on behalf of all of us writers I love reading what other people write, especially when it’s the crazy, mashed-up bullsh*t you find in your spam folders. Most of it is complete gibberish, of course, but now and then I find a few little nuggets that make me laugh.

Spam Of The Month Award (SOTMA): the shortlist

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