03-05-05

cnn using blogcomments as marketing

http://nicklewis.smartcampaigns.com/node/367  
Last week, CNN appeared to be attempting an unusual marketing campaign in the blogosphere. The two day campaign combined blackhat search engine optimization techniques, viral marketing tactics, and guerrilla comment spam. Unlike the majority of comment spam, this spam only targeted mid-level blogs that discussed CNN. So far, 14 separate instances of the spam have been found. Most alarmingly, the spammers may have also left malicious keywords in 4 out of 14 of the targeted posts; its suspected the intent was to use google's keyword stuffing detectors to censor them. CNN's Christa Robinson denied their involvement, "CNN is not responsible for this or any other guerrilla spam campaign. This is simply untrue."
 
the evidence is here so if you left comments open to have some reaction from your public, you can be spammed away like this or part of a strategy by some firm or sucker

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