Darren Rowse from ProBlogger is bringing some attention to a new service called BuyBlogComments (I’m not going to give them a link) that is aiming to sell blog comments with his “Buy Blog Comments – A Sick New Comment Spam Service Launches” post. 100 comments for $20. 500 for $99. 1000 for $19.99. The site speaks for itself by saying –
We dont use people who cant even speak english. It is important to have well written blog comments so that they wont get deleted by the blogger. All of our trained staff are currently from the USA and Canada and speak english very well.
The fact that they are aiming to create blog comments that “won’t get deleted by the blogger” is just pathetic. Doesn’t that just scream of SPAM? I’m with Darren and Josh Catone on this one — this is the worst damn business idea I’ve heard in a long time.
This is the kind of crap that ruins the blogosphere. Bloggers shouldn’t have to spend time deleting comments from services like this, but I think companies that use this service will get what they deserve. I almost feel sorry for any company that doesn’t understand social media & actually pays BuyBlogComments for comments. I sure wouldn’t want to be the 1st company caught using BuyBlogComments — the blogosphere is going to tear whoever it is apart.
Update: Mashable! covers the service by saying “This business model rarely works out in the long run”.