What’s Up with People Asking for Free Advertising Lately?

Lately I’ve gotten a lot of requests from people for free advertising and it’s driving me nuts. I know it’s a scam, I know what they’re doing.

I get an email saying I’ll write you a good article if you let me put a link in it back to my site or my friends site or whatever site.

Sorry I know what you’re doing, I’m not stupid, at least I don’t think I am.

Seriously if you can’t even take the time to look up my name, that’s right on the site, then I know it’s a fake scammy email attempt at free advertising.

Here’s one I just got, part of it anyway, it’s too funny:

I write posts for sites that I like free of charge and was wondering if you would like me to write you a free 500 word post.

I am trying to get our work covered on great sites and your site fits the bill. The article would be 100% unique to you and all I ask in return is that I include one of my sponsors in the post as a hyperlink. They would be totally relevant to both article and your site.

Yes, he likes my site but doesn’t even know my name…   the email just starts with: “Hi,” and that’s it.

C’mon, at least take the time to look up the owners or authors name and make it at least seem like a legit email request….

The infographics are the same way.. seriously, c’mon you want me to post your graphic linking back to whatever site.. it’s free advertising for you, no, don’t think so, but that’s for another post.