Link Request Spam

bathroom

You know those spam email messages requesting link exchanges? I received a good one today at my school account.

Hello,

I have found your website sfuhs.org by searching Google for “bathroom modern interior design”. I think our websites has a similar theme, so I have already added your link to my website.

A similar theme? There is actually a reason for this. Our school’s major fundraiser for financial aid is the Decorator Showcase, an event in which interior designers redecorate a local house and then we charge admission to tour it. For fun, I searched Google for “bathroom modern interior design.” Our site isn’t anywhere in the top five pages, so they must be spamming the whole result set to find us! Nonetheless, this was about the last email I expected to receive this morning.

2 comments

  1. Ben Casnocha says:

    Ugh, I’ve been getting these all the time too. Pissing me off.

  2. rkassissieh says:

    Yet, sometimes spam can become something beautiful, like Abe’s "poem" at ASM the other week.