Would you write that post if you had nothing to sell?

What are you thoughts when it's obvious that a blog post here on RecruitingBlogs.com was spun/created by a vendor just so they could hyperlink some key words back to their website or the product they are selling?

 

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Comment by pam claughton on April 13, 2011 at 11:15am
That it's obvious and lame.
Comment by Suresh on April 13, 2011 at 11:26am

It hurts their brand more than they think...

Comment by Tim Keene on April 13, 2011 at 11:30am
I think posts like that should be removed.  The occasional link to your own site is fine, but the idea behind a blog is to share useful information with people.  Its not a place to promote your own products.  Unless someone specifically asks for information about your services, try to keep to sharing info others can use to help them better themselves or their careers.  People who do nothing but promote themselves/their companies haven't been doing their homework about social media!
Comment by Emily Stevenson on April 13, 2011 at 11:36am
I think people pick up pretty quickly when someone starts to do it and generally, we aren't shy at making our feelings known on this site! So hopefully, this will stay as a minority..
Comment by Luke Toland on April 13, 2011 at 11:51am
It happens all the time, even in the comments section. It's most annoying when there's no disclosure. When the author has a vested interest to promote something, they should disclose that. Just now I saw a commenter begin the sales pitch and refute the arguments of another user because the latter did not like the commenter's idea. Meanwhile pitcher never disclosed. Ugh.
Comment by Jerry Albright on April 13, 2011 at 11:51am
I kind of like it.  It's the only time I get to post this........
Comment by Tim Keene on April 13, 2011 at 11:57am
I'm going to have to start using that graphic, Jerry!
Comment by Sandra McCartt on April 13, 2011 at 12:00pm
I always make a mental note of these dum dum infomercials to make sure that i never buy from them and tell everybody i come in contact with that they spam sites with their junk.
Comment by Rayanne on April 13, 2011 at 12:10pm

Dislike.

 

Comment by Paul Alfred on April 13, 2011 at 12:40pm
How do you feel about it Jason ... I see it done all the time ...

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