SEOs and Spammers are Selling +1s at Google Plus
White hat SEO is ethical in nature. That is what a webmaster or publisher does to his web property and content to promote it using recommended practices by search engines. In this age of competition, no one wants to get left behind. There are thousands of webmasters even giants who practice the proverb “Fake it until you make it”. Yes, some achieve greatness, some fake it until they make it. How do you think about getting thousands or tweets, Facebook likes, stumble upon thumbs up, GooglePlus pluses? Tweets are for sell. Diggs are for sale. So why not Google Plus +1s for sale? Google Plus is a new social media service started by Google which is said to compete the Facebook. We believed that the serious social media freaks would leave Facebook and turn to the Google Plus. But SEOs and spammers are already there. If you are a celebrity with cash in hand, then you can earn more fame by spending this money to people who will fake your success and popularity. Fake tweets and thumbs ups are unethical. Social media services were for real people to connect with each other but spammers and SEOs are promoting content on these services. There are businesses and start ups that sell social media love or juice.
I have watched few start ups selling Diggs and Facebook likes. I never had this much money to claims few extra tweets or Diggs for TechMynd but I have been contacted by companies that sell social media love. Recently I was contacted by a person who will promote you on Google Plus likes or +1s or whatever you call it.
Google is a search engine and sure they want to get websites or content ranked based on the likes websites receive. Google is said to consider social media power for content ranking. Now Google has got their own social network for people. So yes this makes sense that they want to know what people like to share? What people like and recommend others.
SEOs and spammers are not sleeping. Majority of SEOs are spammers. They spread the links and try to steal the attention of readers. Recently I was contacted by John Sprock from resellerlinkexchange.com and nextnetmedia.com about if I was interested in promoting my content at Google+.
The email said:
We’re beta testing a brand NEW Google +1 service. Google +1 is Google’s new game changing way of incorporating social media with search rankings. We have a limited amount of inventory. There are 10 packages available then it will be a few weeks before we have any more open inventory.
There are 2 options:
1st Option – Starter Package – 500 +1s for $349 – 7 Packages Available
It usually takes about 3 to 5 days after your project is started to fulfill 500 +1s. Projects will typically be started within 72 hours depending on how backed our team is at the time.
After payment, please e-mail the URL of your of your website to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2nd Option – BEST VALUE Package – 1000 +1s for $599 – 3 Packages Available
It usually takes about 5 to 7 days after your project is started to fulfill 1000 +1s. Projects will typically be started within 72 hours depending on how backed our team is at the time.
It usually takes about 5 to 7 days after ordering to fulfill 1000 +1s. Projects will typically be started within 72 hours depending on how backed our team is at the time.
After payment, please e-mail the URL of your of your website to email@example.com.
We also recommend placing the Google +1 code on your site but it’s not required. You can find the code and any questions about Google +1 at:
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Sad to see spammers setting their business over these social networking websites. They are the people who make this internet a fake place to be at.
Hiroshi is a senior web developer, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of TechMynd. You can subscribe to TechMynd's newsletter to receive free software, giveaways, technology news and updates in email. Become our fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter. Got any question? Contact us or visit us on our Google Profile.