Another “great” offer for paid links arrived today by e-mail with the subject “An interesting Business Offer”:


Mistake 1: No personal address – so it’s likely that the sender didn’t really look at the blog.

I am webmaster of a few personal websites.

Mistake 2: Not a single one of these is given.

While looking for more related sites, I came across https://cimddwc.net/. I found your site very pleasing and would love to purchase text-links to my sites on it.

Mistake 2 repeated; mistake 3: No specification on how much the sender is offering to pay.

Please do come back on this with your views.

You get them here. If you actually happen to read it, that is.

Awaiting your response,

Liza Silva

Correct 1: A name is given, and it even matches the sender’s Google mail address.
Mistake 2 repeated again.

Conclusion: Not like this. If the sender really had related sites that also had a certain quality, he or she would not have to resort to “blind” link purchase but could instead just advertise the sites and hope that the recipient likes them so much he might even link to them of his own will. Which doesn’t mean that advertising sites by mail were recommended, since that’s just another kind of spam.

And the mandatory question begging for comments at the end: Are you receiving similar mails, too?


  1. S

    Den letzten Satz haste dir aber in Kölle abgeguckt. :mrgreen:

  2. c

    Solche Sätze kommen nicht nur in Kölle vor – wenn auch dort vielleicht mehr als anderswo. :mrgreen:

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