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If we were being honest with one another, we’d have to admit that a lot of what marketers have traditionally sent under the guise of "lead nurturing" basically amounts to unsolicited offers. It might not have been spam in the sense that the messages were about generic medications or overseas casinos, but they weren't really passing the smell test when it came to “requested information,” either.
If you are an active LinkedIn user and an active participant on LinkedIn Discussion Groups, you are probably aware of the controversy that has surrounded LinkedIn’s SWAM policy. While SWAM aimed to cut down the level of spam being posted in Discussion Groups, it has been a huge thorn in the side of many well-intentioned and legitimate LinkedIn users.
Just like thunder in the never-ending weather patterns, I’m back to remind you once again that maintaining your social media accounts on a daily basis is an absolute requirement, not a suggestion, to become and remain successful in the space. Sorry to beat a dead horse, but truth is truth.
Did you know that bots account for up to 61.5% of traffic, according to this study? This bot traffic occurs for a variety of reasons. For example, Google uses bots to spider the internet. There are also spambots, who act maliciously to add advertising links. Regardless, accounting for fake traffic and avoiding spam should be on every inbound marketer’s radar.
This feature, called Site Wide Auto Moderation, or SWAM by the LinkedIn police says, “Any time a group member’s recent contribution to a group is marked as spam or flagged for not being relevant, that member’s posts to all their other groups are automatically subject to approval by group management.”
On Thursday, October 3rd, Twitter released its S-1 filing prior to its initial public offering. Interestingly, the filing included thirty two pages of risk factors, almost 50% more than Facebook, Groupon, and Google. Among those risk factors, “spam” is mentioned 27 times, and considerable attention is also paid to fraudulent user accounts.
Just as the Hummingbird is nesting in the back of Google's server farm, Penguin 2.1 comes back with swords drawn, waiting to slice the search engine optimization pros that have been playing games far too long. Learn more.
Facebook's Story Bump has resulted in a worse user experience. Over the past month, it has been much harder for me to see what I want to see, which I find inconvenient and irritating. Facebook claims Story Bump helps users to not miss popular content. I say rubbish, this simply gives Facebook the excuse to show ‘popular’ posts at the top of peoples feeds for longer.
Pick your advertisers and partners with extreme care. You’ll need to make sure you don’t promote advertisers and/or partners with iffy reputations. By doing so, your association with them can help drive up your ‘spam score’, and can wreck your reputation with your clientele at the same time.
Blacklists are designed to reduce spam. If you’ve been blacklisted, then many of your emails will not be delivered and you will notice a dramatic decrease in email open rates and an increase in bounce back messages. Here's what you can do about it.