iNetBet blatant spamming at ORC forum!

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I don't know who this guy is, but he claims to work for iNetBet (a very well respected casino), and yet thinks it's perfectly OK to sign up to OCR (Webzcas' forum) and post blatant advertising (or spam) in the general casino section! :eek:

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I'm just gob-smacked in disbelief... :what:
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webpositionexpert/Simon Skinner says it's all a mistake...That he handles SEO for iNetBet and that
it was one of my (new) suppliers who were spamming your forum.This company promised high quality forum posts (and other methods of link building) and they were recommended to me by a reputable SEO.
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He posts on page 2 of the thread.

I see that he is in the queu for membership at my place...or his flunkies are...as "webpositionexpert". Now why do you suppose he's/they're trying to join a forum that is already affiliated with iNetBet? And is the reason they list an email address that has the word "inetbet" so that I will think they're official iNetBet people and approve for them to post? They applied for membership today...In the AGD thread webpositionexpert said in March he was putting a stop to it. Apparently not.
 

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Hi Guys,
Just so you know we are looking into this. We do employ some guys to do some SEO for us. However their remit is not to post information about new games etc in forums.
I took a look at the links and like you say there are no affiliate links. I think they thought they were just trying to be helpful in adding some additional promoting to their list of work. Doing it this way it's a little naive to say the least - they dont know who they are dealing with in you guys on the forums :)
I will of course be talking to them to find out what is going on and putting a stop to it if it is them. Please accept my apologies in advance. I will make sure they stick to just SEO work in the future.
Best Regards
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He's a banned user there, so maybe the mods edited out the affiliate code and left the direct link? It makes sense in regards to SEO :)
As Rob said, it was me who banned him just for 24hrs to make sure he couldn't edit the 'evidence'.
I did not alter his post or link in any way at all.

I did think it highly unlikely that his actions were condoned by iNet as it would reflect very badly on them.

KK
PS: See my new thread about 888.com spamming - now that is definitely them! :mad:
 

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Thanks for the clarification on the links KK.

As I say I think they were just being over zealous in trying to add some additional promoting. We will be having a word with them.

I am not a member over at OCR but if you want to post up my reply from here that is fine with me.

Thanks again.
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Is this saying that casinos now generally employ people to pose as players/employees and post in our forums purely in order to enhance SEO.

We know ROGUE casinos have a history of doing this, but never expected this from ACCREDITED casinos.

This may not be spam, but is certainly deception, and a breach of trust.

There is a big problem casinos do not realise. When one of these SEO experts posts and claims to be an employee, forum members may mistake them for a rep (how could you tell:confused:), and ask them for help. Not only are these SEO posters unqualified to assist, but they are NOT SUPPOSED to handle player data. Players, believing them to be a direct employee, may send their PERSONAL account details to this "rep" in their first message, or even in further messages if the SEO consultant decides to maintain cover by pretending to be in a DIRECT positon to help.

iNet do not seem to be apologising for having "fake employees" whom are merely there for SEO to post in forums, but for this one's naivety in being so obvious, and getting caught.

This lets the cat out of the bag, and it is not likely to want to go back in again.

Where casinos employ fake players, and again this is something the rogues do, how can we trust ANY "player" in the forum, especially one who gives a glowing account of the casino in question. Now, every time there is a glowing report on a casino from a forum member, we may wonder whether it is genuine, or just more SEO.

What about this spam that appears to have no affy tracking code:confused:, this too could be the work of those employed directly by casinos to promote the brand through "email direct marketing" (the polite term for spam).

The site c-f-1.com has been an enigma. A great deal of spam comes from them, but I CANNOT for the life of me find any affy tracking codes in it, most unlike other spam I get.

If casinos are prepared to have employees post in forums pretending to be someone they are not, or even claiming to be employees, when in fact they are merely contractors, it is entirely believable that casinos would DIRECTLY employ the likes of c-f-1.com to send out spammy "newsletters" to email addresses they have on file, and without using double opt-in, or similar high standards.
 

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As I say I think they were just being over zealous in trying to add some additional promoting. We will be having a word with them.
Obviously "a word" was not enough.
A year on and your cretinous shill is at it again! :eek:

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I'm very disappointed that a casino of your standing thinks it's OK to use this sort of marketing stratedgy... :mad:

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Obviously "a word" was not enough.
A year on and your cretinous shill is at it again! :eek:

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(Links still in).

I'm very disappointed that a casino of your standing thinks it's OK to use this sort of marketing stratedgy... :mad:

KK
They must be in need of depositors! But still no excuse for this!
 

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in need of depositors

They must be in need of depositors! But still no excuse for this!
And its no wonder why they are in need of depositors; over-saturated marketplace, identical product to many competitors, slow and least effective means of customer service, and apathetic when not aggressively rude CSR...

They used to be my favorite... But with options like Intertops, and CWC's, whose CSR's are polite to an extreme, whose bonuses are generous, whose help is prompt and via telephone, chat, or archaic email... I just dont know why iNetBet is voluntarily throwing their formerly quality and still esteemed (for some reason) product down the tubes...
 

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