Comments on: SEO Spam From Cork Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19:06:42 +0100 hourly 1 By: I Blame It On The Lego | Search Engine Optimisation Ireland .:. Red Cardinal Sat, 07 Apr 2007 14:08:38 +0000 [...] (I wonder if I’ll meet the nice Cork web design guy?) Bookmark this post: [...]

By: A Dose Full of Comment Spam, Long Copy Referrer Pages & SEO Tools - What Do YOU Think? | Search Engine Optimisation Ireland .:. Red Cardinal Sat, 07 Apr 2007 14:08:20 +0000 [...] I get my share of spam at Red Cardinal. Generally I just delete the crap left by ‘kind’ spammers (like Cork Web Design Spammers), but occasionally I do a little digging to see what some of the particularly nasty spammers are at. More about spammers a little later – but first, let me tell you what I think of ‘Long Copy’. [...]

By: Terry Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:07:05 +0000 I believe CORK is currently haunting on Yahoo Answers and is still plying his trade. The person makes outlandish claims and is laughable. Thankyou for bringing this to our attention and you are spot on with your comments. By the way, I cannot believe how many times I keep coming back here. Man you provide some good stuff. Keep it up.

By: Richard Hearne Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:31:08 +0000 No problem

In fact I’ve obliged you again.

But to make up I’ll offer you one piece of completely free advice: you currently have 4 verions of your homepage available to the public. That’s 3 versions caught under dupe filters and 4 versions sharing pagerank. Maybe you need some SEO help?

By: NOjobs Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:19:47 +0000 Cheers!

A hyphen between ‘NO’ and ‘Jobs’ might be helpful, but this is another discussion…

Much obliged,
Irish Recruiter

By: Richard Hearne Thu, 02 Nov 2006 20:26:25 +0000 Hi jobs

I’m really happy when people comment on my blog. It gives me a warm feeling inside. I even give FOLLOW links from the blog posts :)

But I think you went the wrong side of cynical when you gave your name. Just a wee bit too obvious for me. Sorry.

So to make things better and give me that lovely warm feeling inside again I added in the NO but left the FOLLOW :mrgreen:

Thanks for posting

By: NOjobs Sat, 28 Oct 2006 17:20:40 +0000 Hey, I get 2 of them a day! If you man those blue emails, taht quote your domain name, and offer ‘wondres’.

At the biginning I had problems getting them controlled by the spam filter, so I actaully called the phone number. I remember it was the UK and the Irish number at teh bottom. No one ever answered. I only wanted to ask them to remove all my emails from tehir lists.

I am still getting them today. The ‘Blue SEO Wonder emails’. Fortunatelly they do nto change the text so it is quite easy to get tehm in the Junk Folder directly.

By: Richard Hearne Mon, 23 Oct 2006 08:15:10 +0000 Georgie

There are quite a few breadcrumbs so it shouldn’t be too difficult to figure out who they are (jut like your site is ;-)).

I spoke to the offender a few times and I think it’s fair to say that they are very, very unlikely to send out similar e-mails any time soon :mrgreen:

By: Georgie Sun, 22 Oct 2006 23:18:34 +0000 Hahahaha, they spam you and then threaten you when you complain. You shouldn’t have censored the name.

By: Michele Sun, 22 Oct 2006 21:51:36 +0000 Spamming is a lazy replacement for proper marketing.

By: Richard Hearne Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:08:27 +0000 Oh sorry I forgot to mention:

Dave did not publish this page, I did.



By: Richard Hearne Sat, 21 Oct 2006 09:07:01 +0000 Hi Web Master (sorry I don’t know your real name)

My name and contact details are very easy to find I hope – you can go to about me to get my name, and the contact information can be found in the CONTACT tab next to SERVICES in the upper fold.

I have the following relationship with [REMOVED]:

I am a director of Amitan Limited.
An unsolicited e-mail was sent to sales [ AT ] from an email address on the [REMOVED] domain offering SEO services.

If you are from [REMOVED] and believe that this email was forged or that your email address was spoofed please let me know and I will remove the post.

If you believe that any part of this page is either illegal or defamatory please get in touch with me and we can discuss your claim with a view to removing the page.

Best rgds

Richard Hearne
info [ AT ] redcardinal [ DOT ] ie
086 8188480

By: Web Master Sat, 21 Oct 2006 08:18:53 +0000 Richard & Dave,

Having being informed by an associate of your published page, we would be very interested in your full name and contact details so we can take appropriate steps.

Your published blog is illegal and is a deformation against [REMOVED].

We would ask that you remove the page immediatley before further action is taken. You have no relationship with corkweb and any further deformation will be delt with according to the law.

By: Richard Hearne Fri, 20 Oct 2006 21:32:35 +0000 Steve

If someone from [REMOVED] were to wander over here and say ‘yep we sent the email, we probably shouldn’t have sent it, but we were genuinely trying to help that company out’ I think it would be far better in terms of any future client of theirs who, in the process of doing some normal background checks on the company, might just use this [REMOVED] search query and find this post.

Now that’s just my opinion and seen as how you seem to be quite intimate with [REMOVED] I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to mention it to them.

Thanks for your post



By: Dave Fri, 20 Oct 2006 21:03:53 +0000 Hi Steve.
According to wikipedia, Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited, undesired bulk messages.

That is EXACTLY what Richard described.

If they are so great and you are so sure that they do such great, would you care to share your URL? Something about the language in your comments suggests you are from corkweb. I may be wrong.

By: Steve Fri, 20 Oct 2006 20:50:41 +0000 The seo company you are talking about who is based in Cork are an excellent search engine optimisation company. Their track record is excellent. Also I would like to clarify that they are NOT spammers. Spam is the repeated and unsolicited email of viagra, porn and filth. This company were probably genuinly trying to help that company who were emailed. Please remember who the good guys are and who the bad guys are. In my opinion [REMOVED] are an excellent company who help Irish Businesses as much as possible to succeed over the internet and on the search engines. I wish them the best of luck, come on Cork! The Rebel County!

By: Richard Fri, 20 Oct 2006 08:26:38 +0000 And the power of the blog (& Google) to hurt your brand:


I wonder how long it takes them to notice?

By: Gavin Wed, 18 Oct 2006 22:35:51 +0000 I wrote a huge comment about this post but FireFox crashed…DOH! Actually, maybe it was for the better as I did go a bit to indepth on [REMOVED]‘s SEO skills (who am I to talk?).

Just a quick note, I hate spam, I hate Irish spam even more but what worse? Irish SEO Spam!

By: Dave Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:10:58 +0000 :) I hope this post doesn’t show up for [REMOVED] or anything related to cork web design at all. ;)

Uggg, they even use source comment spam. How…. 2002. Just gives me more of a kick do do better the whitehat way.

By: Richard Hearne Wed, 18 Oct 2006 10:01:19 +0000 And of course I hope this post doesn’t *cough* happen to show up on any of [REMOVED] SERPs :mrgreen:

By: Dave Wed, 18 Oct 2006 09:01:58 +0000 Nope, nothing from them yet. But we try to keep our email addresses encoded on our pages or not visible at all.

This still really grinds my gears. It’s scum and its illegal. If they were serious about SEO they would KNOW that spamming is not the way.

I wonder what sort of ROI they got on their spam software. God I hope it’s nothing.