Go Eat Your Own Dog Food

We get e-mail. Today’s seemed especially absurd. I’ve altered the domain name in the URLs and in the text, wouldn’t give them the satisfaction, but the typo was in the original:

Hi,

I manage a website called [canine]foodlist.com and I think your site would be of interest to the visitors that regularly browse my site.

I have gone ahead and given you a link plus a description of your site from my page at http://[canine]foodlist.com/metalautomaticdogfoodfeeder and I’m just contacting you to check it is ok to have done this for you?

I would greatly appreciate a link back to my site and if you are happy to do this then to make it easy for you I have included the following code…

Dog Food List Everything about dog food from best dog food to wysong dog food.

Feel free to change the suggested code if you would like to. I look forward to a mutually beneficial link partnership and I wish you all the best with your site for the future. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

Kind regards

Greg

P.S. Keep up the good work!

Disclaimer: If this email has reached you in error or if you would not like to be contacted again then please accept my sincere apologies. Let me know by sending an email to remove@[canine]foodlist.com if this is the case and I will make sure [canine]foodlist.com never contacts you again.

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Dog Food?!? I’m not even chopped liver???

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2 Responses to Go Eat Your Own Dog Food

  1. ej says:

    Why should this innocent-sounding message get your hackles up? (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Just tell the sender you want him to remove the link to your site. Or am I missing something?

    ej

  2. Michael says:

    This is a spam; I get a ton of these a week, almost word-for-word identical. The people sending them clearly never have a clue about this site, have never seen it, and thus the claim that “I think your site would be of interest to the visitors that regularly browse my site” is just a lie. The link page they offer is just a link dump, usually not visible from their home page, a transparent device to try to pull up their google rankings by getting links.

    This one just seemed a bit more absurd than usual.

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