Dick Cheney Is Spamming SEW: As Effective As A Shotgun Blast

As the Forum Editor here at SEW, I have to delete a lot of bogus spam posts. So much to my surprise I came across one new visitor using the screen name Dick Cheney to drop a couple of spam posts about some tool he is pushing from his site.

Obviously not the current Vice President since he is pushing some type of Craigslist toolbar and not shot guns or Enron or Haliburton. Nice try mate - but if Dick Cheney is doing any kind of reputation management he may come hunting for you. And we know he has no inhibitions when it comes to using shot guns.

Good luck with your tool - but link drops and other spam generally gets swept out of the forums pretty quick. We have good mods.

If you want to get links from a search forum I would suggest you spend the time to actually post here and give advice on the areas you know. Develop a presence and reputation for helping others and we allow some links to relevant information on other sites.

Come by and drop links and you waste everyone's time - yours and ours - and if you happen to use a prominent person's name as your nom de spam I would worry about them tracking down your site and creating problems.

About the author

Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.