I’m really disappointed to see that PR firms can stoop so low as to comment spam us bloggers on behalf of their clients. Here’s a comment that came into one of my blogs (to this page) a couple days ago, from Connors Communications (yes, I’ve nofollowed the link):
HitTail is a site dedicated to helping you chase the long tail of natural search… the first of its kind http://www.hittail.com
Doesn’t this smack of comment spam to you? Clearly these folks don’t understand the blogosphere. Granted they didn’t make the URL a clickable link like most comment spammers, but that was probably just out of naivete.
Talk about a public relations strategy that’s bound to backfire!
I’ve heard of PR firms starting faux blogs, ghostblogging, posting fake posts to discussion forums, and emailing bloggers with untargeted, brazen pitches. But comment spamming? This is a new one on me.
Anyone else seen PR firms posting thinly veiled ads for their clients into your blogs’ comments?