Thursday, 5 December 2013
Adding A Link To An Old Post? Why I Just Won't Do It.
I have just received an email from a rather large beauty and bath product company that references a post I had written back in 2010 asking me to add a link to my review.
Hang on, is this a thing now?
Firstly, this is a product that I purchased myself, I liked the product and decided to share my discovery with readers of my blog.
Secondly, it was 2010. and NOW you want me to add a link? Well that is not covering yourself in Glory (cough)
Is this because the Googlebots will have trawled through those posts by now so SEO companies are now trying to get clever and outsmart Google by having links added to posts that have already been trawled by the Googlebots?
I am angry. The company involved have never worked with me before, and surely it would have been better if they had approached me trying to build a relationship with me and my blog from now, so that perhaps I would look to review their products again in the future.
Send me information of your latest releases, tempt me,.
Don't treat me like a one night stand you had a couple of years ago and now you want your dirty socks back that you left behind. Way to make a girl feel cheap and used.
I am hearing that these approaches are on the increase (adding links, not asking for the dirty socks back)
Frankly, it leaves a nasty taste in my mouth and I certainly will NOT be adding a link to the product like they wanted me to.
Bloggers, have you had approaches like this? What did you do in response?
Readers, What do you think I should do?
Let me know.
Big Fashionista x x x