August 16, 2010 – 4:03 PM by Syd Lexia
      Every so often, I get link partnership requests from other websites. Unfortunately, very rarely are these offers legitimate. Most of the time, these offers come from sites that are barely two months old and that engage in businesses unrelated to For example, here’s an e-mail I received today. It appears as an image to avoid giving these fucking douchebags any actual links or the improved search engine placement that comes with links.

      Sarah, you dumb British whore, have you ever even looked at If you had, you’d know that I would not benefit in any tangible way from associating myself with a fucking bingo site, especially one that, according to Alexa, currently gets 1.3% of the traffic that my site does. There’s not a single goddam useful thing that I get out of this deal. And the worst part is that this isn’t even a link exchange! They’re offering to write some spammy bullshit about bingo for me that I can publish as “unique content” on my site with a link to their site at the bottom. Yeah… no fucking thanks. I already have BARRELS of unique and popular content created by myself and my trusted associates; I don’t need any fucking help. But I’m a courteous guy, so I replied. Here’s what I said:

I am very excited in this opportunity. As I’m sure you know,
prominently features bingo and bingo-related merchandise, and I would very
much like to build relevant links with other bingo sites. This should
increase both of our bingo-related traffic tenfold. Please tell me more. As
you blokes say in England, pip pip cheerio, chin up, and keep muddling
through! If this partnership works out, I hope that someday we can take the
lift to the loo for some fish n’ chips and a little bit of how’s your mum.
Carry on then, and get back to me.

Your friend,
Syd Lexia, Bingo Enthusiast


I do hope to receive an expedient reply. If I do, I’ll be sure to share it. In the meantime, why not visit Use Bombs, Dark Maze Studios, SoldierHawk’s Emporium, and Day Of The Woman? Their links can be found in the sidebar, and they are all quite deserving of your traffic.

5 Responses to “I Take All Business Offers Seriously”


By First Post Guy on Aug 16, 2010 @ 4:04 pm

At least it’s well-written. Most of the spam I encounter was typed in less than three minutes and is three times as long.

Obvious form letter is obvious.

By Schloss Ritter on Aug 24, 2010 @ 3:03 pm

Here’s the reply I got. Up to 600 words? Fuck that.

Hello Syd Lexia

Thanks for your reply to my note regards content writing in return for a link. As requested, I have explained our approach below. If you have asked any specific questions that we have not answered below, I will write to you separately.

The search engines are particularly sensitive to the quality and relevance of on-site content and seem to be rewarding sites where content is regularly added or changed. This is something of a challenge for most site owners given the time involved in writing material.

In the absence of being able to trade links, we are therefore happy to write some relevant content for you to publish on This is typically around 4-600 words in length on a subject that is relevant and complimentary to both of our websites. It will be hand written for you and therefore unique which is important for search engine reasons.

Within this content, usually towards the end, we will include a single text link back to a relevant page on our site. This way, you get some fresh content and we get a relevant link.

From a search engine perspective, both the content and the relevant link on your site should be of benefit to you because the search engines credit sites for relevant outbound as well as inbound links – it is one of the few ways in which they can assess the importance of a site for particular keywords.

If you want to go this route, just email me back with your preferred subject – or ask us to choose one if you wish – and the team will get to work on it.

To get some idea as to the type and style of content, bearing in mind that both style and content will be adjusted specifically for your site, have a look at some of our content:

e have literally just started the campaign so we don`t as yet have any live examples. However, we are receiving some really good responses and expect this to change shortly. We are working with a large team of professional content writers who can produce good quality, original material for you on just about any subject.

Further information about (site) is given below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information. We look forward to hearing back from you.

Kind Regards – Sarah Poole
Marketing Manager, Site Name Removed

(further information removed)

I love it when they don’t even read their responses.

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