Right here is the perfect site for anyone who wishes to find out about this topic. You realize a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I really would want to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic that's been written about for a long time. Great stuff, just excellent!
Now, while it's technically true that the post that drew this comment might establish that it is tough to argue with me, I rather quickly identified this as spam.
The comment spam had a spam link back to the Davis site. Here's a screenshot. Click to enlarge:
Google shows us that this same insipid comment text is popular, and has been used frequently for a variety of spam subjects. This might mean that it is "stock text" contained in some spam software, or that some particular marketing subcontractor favors it, or that it is on a list of suggested spam comments on some forum frequented by ESL spammers.
I note, for instance, that the exact same comment language is being used on this thread at a dance studio to promote something called the "Autoblow," a masturbation-aid device. Click to enlarge:
Now, I am not suggesting that the law firm John L. Davis PLLC of Vancouver, Washington is deliberately associating itself with masturbation devices. Not that there's something wrong if they were. (I mean, times are tough in the legal field. Those things have to throw off some patent, trademark, and personal injury work.) Nor am I suggesting that the Davis firm had a brainstorming session about online marketing at which someone said "you know what advertising campaign REALLY works for me? The Autoblow."
Nope, I seriously doubt anyone at the Davis firm decided that comment spamming was a good way to promote their credibility. Rather, I think that they hired a marketeer to conduct "search engine optimization" or "online marketing" or the like, and failed to supervise that marketeer or grasp what they were doing, and the marketeer outsourced some of the work to someone who tried to promote the Davis firm using the same comment-spam methods — in fact, the exact same text — also used for a masturbation device.
When you hire a marketeer to do anything remotely related to the internet, and you don't understand what they are doing, and you don't watch them like a hawk, this will happen to you. When you outsource your marketing to the modern snake-oil salesmen, you outsource your reputation and ethics, until both will auto-blow.
I sent an inquiry to the Davis firm seeking comment and got no response. I offer them what I offer all such firms: apologize for the comment spam, and identify the marketeers responsible, and I'll scrub the post of mentions of you.
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