Welcome to 2010 and the aftermath of the blog explosion. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that snake oil salesmen are selling SEO for real estate, blogging for real estate professionals, and copywriters’ copy. I guess what does surprise me is how much money real estate practitioners seem to blow on hiring people to comment ridiculous comments for them.
You can always tell when there’s been a blogging seminar in middle America, because suddenly, the bad advice makes its way into the AgentGenius community, namely in the form of non-English speakers commenting in place of a lazy agent on the hunt for dofollow comment links. I’ve batted down 10 this week alone compared to last week, and the week before had a total of zero. It comes in waves of stupidity, but it has been worse lately.
Leave it to real estate pros to buy ridiculous SEO packages only to be flushed down the spam toilet. What gives? Seriously, at least hire an assistant to do it. Someone that can actually address the topic at hand, call the writer by name, or even engage the other commenters. Rather, what we get is someone from a foreign country attempting to talk about local real estate in Boise, Idaho yet it comes out as Boise, California and how enriching the Boise, California article was for them, yet they link back to some Texas real estate brokerage. Broken English, misspelled words, poorly tailored comments are worth your money? If so, just mail us the check and we’ll flush it for you. This will save us all a lot of time.
Wake up, do it yourself, or don’t do it at all, because the editors’ temptation is to approve the comment and allow your brokerage to look illiterate and foolish.
We’ll apply your next comment for Larry as soon as we find him…