Eddiecoms #3: “…I am stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier!”

Eddiecoms #3: “…I am stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier!”

This is one in a series of posts about what I call “Eddiecoms”. You can see more detail about what these are in earlier posts on the topic, but it boils down to this. These are ads intended to promote something, disguised (often not very well) as comments on something I’ve posted. I test a comment in a couple of ways before deciding it is an Eddiecom, including doing a Google search for the same wording. When I do use Google, I’ll sometimes find hundreds of instances of the same comment on different blogs, ones which are often unrelated in topic.

“Wonderful beat ! I wish to apprentice whilst you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast provided vibrant clear idea”

“I liked what I read and I enjoy Facebook.” (There were over 1,700 cases of this exact phrase on Google as comments on blogs. I checked a couple, and that was the entire statement, just as it was on mine. Interestingly, they are credited to different posters, although mine was clearly a service. That again suggests to me that these are done “for hire”, although it’s possible the entity that actually posts them doesn’t charge for doing it.)

“We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community. Your site offered us with valuable info to work on. You’ve done an impressive activity and our whole group shall be thankful to you.”

“Really, this is a invaluable websites.”

“I like this weblog so significantly, saved to my bookmarks .” (This one also included some numbers which I have excluded…they may be some sort of tracking system for how often it appears, or have some other commercial value I don’t want to enable.)

“Genuinely when someone doesn’t know after that its up to other people that they will help, so here it happens.”

“Hello, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s truly fine, keep up writing.”

“I do not understand who you are however definitely you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already”

“Hello, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
When I look at your blog in Ie, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
Other then that, fantastic blog!” (This one may look convincing, but it clearly fails the Google test.)

“Hello colleagues, its wonderful post concerning teachingand
fully explained, keep it up all the time.”

“Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post!
It’s the little changes that will make the biggest changes. Thanks for sharing!”

“Very neat article post.Much thanks again. Great.”

“great issues altogether, you just gained a logo new reader.
What could you recommend about your publish that you just made a few
days ago? Any sure?”

“I am not sure where you are getting your info, but good topic.
I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.”

“Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog? My blog site is in the very same niche as yours and my users would genuinely benefit from a lot of the information
you present here. Please let me know if this okay with you.
Cheers!”

“Useful info. Fortunate me I found your website accidentally, and I am stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier! I bookmarked it.”

“I blog quite often and I seriously appreciate your information. This great article has truly peaked my interest. I’m going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new details about once per week. I opted in for your Feed as well.”

“Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am going through problems with your RSS. I don’t know why I am unable to join it. Is there anybody having the same RSS issues? Anyone that knows the answer can you kindly respond? Thanks!!”

“I do consider all the ideas you have introduced in your post. They’re very convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for newbies. May just you please extend them a little from next time? Thanks for the post.”

“I have been exploring for a little bit for any
high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of area . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this web site.
Reading this info So i am happy to convey that I’ve a very good uncanny feeling I discovered just what I needed. I most certainly will make certain to don’t forget this website and give it a glance regularly.”

“I loved up to you’ll obtain performed right here. The comic strip is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an shakiness over that you want be handing over the following. unwell definitely come further before again since exactly the same just about very steadily inside case you shield this hike.” (Yes, this reference to a nonexistent comic strip is repeated many times in the Google search.)

“What i do not realize is actually how you’re not really much more well-liked than you may be now. You’re very
intelligent. You realize therefore considerably relating to
this subject, produced me personally consider it from a lot of varied angles.
Its like women and men aren’t fascinated unless it’s one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs great. Always maintain it up!” (This one makes me wonder if the services are offered specifically to speakers of languages other than English. Those customers might not know that “maintain it up” isn’t the idiom…)

“Its like you learn my mind! You appear to grasp so much approximately this, such as you wrote the e-book in it or something.

I feel that you simply could do with some p.c. to pressure the message home a little bit, but other than that, that is great blog. A great read.

I’ll definitely be back.”

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.

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4 Responses to “Eddiecoms #3: “…I am stunned why this twist of fate didn’t took place earlier!””

  1. Bailey Says:

    Ah, these are always entertaining! Thanks for the laugh!

    My question though, is how these things start. The majority of these don’t use proper grammar, or even bad grammar that’s used in everyday speech. Do you think computers assemble these, or are they (badly) translated from another language?
    If they didn’t give themselves away so obviously, they’d certainly have a better success rate…
    Oh, and do you know why they are sent out in the first place?

    • Bufo Calvin Says:

      Thanks for writing, Bailey!

      Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them! I honestly wasn’t sure if anybody else liked reading these. :)

      I’m leaning tonight towards the idea of machine translation. I’ve seen some bizarre results from that.

      Here’s my current hypothesis:

      A person advertises a service to speakers of a different language than English, and the ad is in that language. For, say, twenty dollars, that person will post English language comments on blogs that link back to the purchaser’s website.

      You ask why people do them: it’s pretty clearly advertising. I don’t include the poster’s information, but it is commonly to a website that sells something. Some of them are even pretty obvious, saying something like, “Click over here for a fabulous toenail clipper!”

  2. Jen White Says:

    I agree that the writer’s first language may not be English. I have seen similar errors when proofing newsletters written by writers from other countries.

  3. cardinalrobbins Says:

    Bufo, those are a total hoot! I gave a perverse sense of humor and love things like this. Reminds me of assembly instructions for large items that have been badly translated from Chinese or Japanese instruction manuals. I now know to keep an eye out for these when I launch my own site. Anything with a link back to a product will be deleted — but not until I’ve enjoyed a good laugh at their expense. ;-)

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