POST EDITED TO ADD
Steve, thank you for taking the time to comment and address the issues that were highlighted with this post. I accept your apology, and I will accept that an over-zealous fan of your company is to blame for the comment spam. Ill intentions or not, though, the individual did post comment spam. And multiple times on multiple posts on this blog alone. I work in Internet marketing and believe me, what Mike did is certainly not above and beyond what established companies will do to drive traffic and build link popularity. Sometimes it’s the outsourced people who take it on themselves to do this type of thing, and ignorance is not an excuse. Spam is spam.
But at any rate…
To clarify the post for anyone who might be reading it: The Ski Channel Did Not Comment Spam, Mike The Ski Channel over-zealous fan did. This according to the CEOs comment (see below).
I also went ahead and modified the title of the post and post slug by removing the word “SPAMS”.
I’m pretty busy these days, so I don’t make a habit of doing this type of thing. But I can’t resist. The first time “The Ski Channel” comment spammed this blog, I emailed the dude Mike (IP: 188.8.131.52, c-98-210-14-115.hsd1.ca.comcast.net) from the comment spam submission (firstname.lastname@example.org) to heckle him a bit. An AOL email. Funny. The email never bounced, so I know someone received it. Since, I’ve received the same The Ski Channel SPAM comment several times, so now it’s time to publicly call them out: THE SKI CHANNEL SPAMS BLOGS.
Didn’t know that posting self-serving comments that have nothing to do with the content of the article is spam? You do now!
Here is the spammer’s logo:
Here is the packaged comment spam from The Ski Channel:
There is a really cool new channel coming to cable and satellite television. It is The Ski Channel. They say they will have everything you can do on a mountain and all mountain activities such as skiing, snowboarding, hiking, biking, backpacking, climbing, basejumping, etc. So little of this is on television now. Lets help these guys make this work. Go to their website and signup. http://www.theskichannel.com.
They have all kinds of contests, info and pretty cool stuff on their website.
How pathetic. Yeah, “Mike”, Ski Bum Poet exists to help you build your company brand for free. Would love to see the people behind this effort out on the High T at Alta someday. I’d run them clean into the wall NASCAR style. Oh, that’s right, they’d likely be wigglin’ their butts down Mambo instead!
Have fun spammers. BTW, I gave you link juice for this post because 1) It will help it rank in Google for your name, and 2) so you’d be sure and see it in your site’s stats package. Keep an eye on this Google SERP: The Ski Channel. This blog post will be in the top ten soon.