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<–>