Please for the love of God, do not strew the website, 43things.com, with your seo spammage. I do not work for 43things, I have no financial interest in the company that runs the site – I am just a loyal user of the site for many years. Through the wonderful, supportive community that’s there, I have been able to make positive change in my life.
So here it is, Dustin. I do not come to your local park, and leave my garbage all over the lawn. Please do not come to 43things and strew your SEO garbage over that website.
Right now, we’re DROWNING in fake articles written by fake people, purely to boost their or some client’s SEO, and it’s companies like yours that generate it. There is a corps of dedicated volunteers who go through and report, report, report report, but it’s feeling like we’re swimming in an endless sewer. It is so discouraging.
You probably don’t care. But I can hope for a glimmer of humanity, some teeny spark of morality. Maybe you’d simply just never do it again. Or even better, you’d write me back and say you’d never do it again. Or even better, you’d write, say you’d never do it again, and also apologize. Or even better, you’d come to 43things, not as some loathsome abuser, but as a real human being, if you actually do have this glimmer of humanity. One of the first goals would be to perhaps – I don’t want to set your goal list for you, of course – but I can hope – the first goal could be:
Sincerely apologize to the entire 43things community for being a SEO spammer
Your second goal could be:
Report ten times as much SEO spam as a member of Neighborhood Watch as my company has generated
...but hey, it’s your personal goal list, so you come up with what you want.
Thank you, Dustin, for reading this email, and realizing the depth of frustration, anger, and despair that companies like yours generate for the real, sincere users of 43things.
From: Dustin Miller
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:12 PM
Subject: RE: Contact form request
Thanks for stopping by our website. I received your contact form submission from our website and wanted to reach out to you. What can I help you with? 12 months ago