Nobody listens to me, really. So should it be any surprise that even though I rail against attorney comment spam and try to name and shame the perpetrators, they keep doing it?
We have two entries today (click to view full versions).
First we have Bob Khakshooy. Bob's a rare bird — a lawyer for whom spamming blogs with drivel may represent an improvement in dignity and professionalism. One of Bob's blogs appears to be organized entirely with half-assed SEO as its guiding principle ("Personal injury attorney Los Angeles handle [sic] a broad range of cases in which one party’s negligence results in injury or loss for another individual. Some of the most common cases handled by personal injury attorneys Los Angeles include [sic] auto accidents, burn accidents, truck accidents, spinal injuries, wrongful death incidents, nursing home abuse, slip and fall injuries and dog bite injuries."). Bob's other site appears designed by web experts who are more accustomed to sites describing how FEMA hired the Jews to demolish the World Trade Center. Bob also has a Twitter account, the sole content of which is "George Lopez rocks." My cup runneth over.
This is not, by far, Bob's only effort at comment spamming — Google reveals that he alternates between calling himself a "well liked" attorney and a "greatly loved" attorney, possibly based upon his progress at therapy.
Second, we have comment spam from The Forman Law Offices, a Florida shop that does med-mal work. You can trust them because one of their lawyers wears a medical instrument.
The expression of the guy on the left suggests that he considered contributing to the theme by bringing a speculum, but couldn't think of a dignified way to hold it. Google reveals that the Forman Law Offices has been spamming their sub-literate crap ("Forman Law Offices have provide [sic] good service and they located [sic] in Delray Beach, FL, specializes in [sic] Florida medical malpractice, malpractice law, Florida Medical Malpractice, Florida Medical Malpractice Lawyer.") all over the internet. Though, hey, maybe those Celebrity Kim Kardashian Hairstyles sites were really classed up by references to developments in Florida malpractice law.
Once again, we're left with the core question: did these lawyers (1) direct spam themselves, (2) hire "marketing experts" and then fail to supervise how they were marketing them, or (3) (very highly unlikely) fall victim to some sort of devious plot to discredit them? My money is usually on #2 — that they bought some "marketing expert's" pitch, and the marketing expert hired some twit in Bangladesh to use a spam-comment generator to spray crap all over the internet.
Remember: outsource your marketing, outsource your reputation and your ethics.
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