I get my share of emails requesting links. I do consider those that look realistic and worthwhile, but that is very few.
But none compare with an email that was sent to Tom over at Canadian Finance Blog. *
Hello Tom and greetings from New York and Mrs. Fowler’s 4th grade class!
I hope it’s ok that I’m contacting you directly! My class is currently working on special unit on Money and Finance and as part of an assignment, the kids had to go out and find an educational website/article(s) on a related topic of their choice, along with a list of websites to share them with. My job of emailing their lists is quite the task as you can imagine…
canadianfinanceblog.com was on one of the students’ lists (Amy) and her suggestion for you can be seen below:
“All About Money”
Her suggestion is to add this resource to your links page
(http://canadianfinanceblog.com/friday-links-84/) so that others may benefit from it and learn something new. Some sort of prize or extra credit will be given to those students with the most implemented suggestions to reward them for their hard work!
Thank you for considering playing a role in our project, and please let us know if you post the link
Have a great day!
Mrs. Nancy Fowler (and Amy Byrk)
Harrison Wing A – Rm 322
“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.” -Jesse Jackson
OK, Mrs. Fowler. So your class project is to spam bloggers on behalf of MyCoupons.com? Yeah, right.
This gets the award for most creative link-building. Creative is good; dirty, rotten, sticking, liar is less good. I wonder whether there is anybody out there gullible enough to be fooled by this.
* I have disabled the spammer’s link in her letter. Otherwise, I have left it untouchedWritten by David Leonhardt
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