Is This Twitter Spam?

I performed a Twitter search this morning for “SEO.”

Here is the list of results I got:

I clicked on this one:

Clicked on the URL, and got this:

So, being of a suspicious nature, I clicked on “about” and got this:

Of course, that’s where I bailed out…but if I hadn’t, who knows? Perhaps I would just be helping an Internet Marketing person drive traffic to their site, but in reality, I suspect there could be more to it (virus, twitter hi-jacking, etc.)

Then I went back to the list and realized that most of the Tweets were from members with

1.     a female name

2.     a photo of a young woman

3.     no bio

4.     very few followers

5.     a following list of 0

and when I investigated further, I kept getting the same “Congratulations!” page.

How lame! Using Twitter to spread your message the way it was intended is so easy: create a profile, search for people of “like mind”, start sharing info, learn and grow your following. Spammers spend a whole lot of time trying to figure out how to beat the system, but the system is set-up for success already! What a waste of time and energy!

How to report Twitter spam? Click here: http://tinyurl.com/ljacz5<–>

Betsy Kent

Betsy Kent

I work with ambitious entrepreneurs and businesses to uncover exactly who their ideal customers really are, what they want more than anything else in the world, and the perfect words to use on their websites, in their marketing, and when they talk about their business. I've guided hundreds of clients through my signature process and formula, and as a result, they’ve generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in new business revenue with more ease and confidence than ever before.

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