Not really a surprise, but yes, here at www.canuckseo.com we got scammed like millions of other sites too and we didn’t even know like most of same but were told by a good SEO friend/expert from Toronto.
Here’s the short email from Dev Basu, founder of www.poweredbysearch.com and a real friend indeed -
Hope all is well. It looks like someone ripped off your site and added spam content.
Have a look at http://girlsblackbook.com/tl/2-chainz-mp3-hctotk-no-lie/
I have been keeping a spreadsheet of various SPAMs that I’ve received over the past 60 days…and gee, I must be a popular guy.
Or maybe we all are? Anyways…here’s’ what I’ve gathered over the past 2 months….
Okay, disclosure first….I’m not a young man anymore, but at my age I would think that I’ve just about seen most of the scams that there are – and have a sceptical eye that is well trained. I mean when you recognize a scam, you know instantly that the type of sender of same, is an idiot if they think I’m gonna fall for that. But maybe not…..as was evidenced this past week in my own life, eh!
Yup, I know…you use Yelp.ca like I do, eh? If you find a great experience out there in the real world, say a fine new restaurant or a great dry cleaners, you “yelp” them and review the experience for one and all.
That’s about the gist of what the Yelp business model is, and up here in Canada, the Yelp.ca site has been relatively spam free. Not so much anymore tho eh!
I’ve always loved the HBO show, “Deadliest Catch,” and it’s past 7 seasons have been chock full of the worst kind of northern exposure to hyper captains, bad fishing and bad weather than I’d ever imagine possible. The character that I tended to like best, was Capt. Phil Harris, who passed away in Feb of this year, and as I’d missed the episodes that showed same, I thought I’d google for them, and see if I could catch-up to him and his ship the Cornelia Marie online.
Then get ready for another “Rick Mercer” ride, canucks!
Got this email below in it’s entirety….sent to me this am…and I read it and the air was “blue” around my desk for about an hour! And yes, as you’ll note I’ve xxxx’d out the actual link information on the email — both I suppose to block the googlebot from picking up same and giving ANY mention of the site to anyone who inadvertantly bumps into these idiots as well as a thoughtful reminder that as a canuck, I try to never ever “out” idiots by name….sigh….polite is as polite does, eh!