Stupid Search-Trick Watch: Content Thieves Strike!

Here's Ken Magill's take on Co-RegData.com theft of my blog content.

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Newegg.com: How not to handle a spam complaint

My old friend Mike Horwath relates his tale of Newegg.com doing just about everything wrong in response to a spam complaint. Spamming him again after he contacted you, then holding up the phrase "you've been removed" as if it means you've really resolved the issue, implying that the mail must be OK because it "is CAN-SPAM compliant," implying that the spam reporter is lying about the mail being spam, etc.

The smarter among us already know that mail is not spam just because it is CAN-SPAM compliant. Mike doesn't care that the mail was CAN-SPAM compliant, and neither do ISPs. They care about permission and relevancy -- two areas in which Newegg.com has let Mike down with this issue.

Co-RegData.com: Content Thieves

Co-regdata.com seem to be pirating content from my own site here at Spam Resource dot com.

Example stolen content: http://www.co-regdata.com/2010/08/27/ken-magill-returns-45th-edition/

That seems to be a duplicate copy of my post about Ken Magill's new website. Oddly, they removed Ken's website URL and replaced it with their own.

If you're looking for a reputable co-reg data provider or lead generation partner, co-regdata.com might be a poor choice. If they're taking my content and using it in an unethical manner, without my consent, that doesn't give me high confidence about their ethics when it comes to lead generation.

(Thanks for reporter Ken Magill for giving me a heads up about these guys.)

Ken Magill Returns

Number one (in my personal estimation) industry reporter Ken Magill has returned, and in his first newsletter, he drops a interesting tid-bit: apparently Goodmail is for sale. Read it here.

Don't forget to visit Ken's website and sign up for his newsletter -- you can find it over at www.magillreport.com.

Spammer Claims that he is a Victim

Laura Atkins reports on an article from the SJ Mercury News, where, for some odd reason, a spammer is given a platform to cry about how Spamhaus hates him. I don't quite understand, as it is Godaddy who suspended the guy's service. Maybe Spamhaus isn't the only organization out there that hates spam? Most internet service providers and email service providers would shut this guy's access off in a heartbeat, after learning that he's purchasing lists. Why? Because it's spam. But it's legal? OK, it's legal, but irrelevant. It's still spam.