Is the BBC spamming social media?

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  • April 17, 2008
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Over the last few days I’ve noticed a couple of what I believe to be spam submissions to Sphinn with links to topgear.com, the official website of the BBC TV show fronted by Jeremy Clarkson.

The BBC really doesn’t need to be submitting spam to get better rankings so I decided to see what was going on, screenshots of my findings are below.

The screenshot below shows the submissions to Digg from topgear.com recently. Notice how a lot of them are from the same two users.

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Check out the submissions below from Digg user vinomancat, he sure seems to like Digging the Top Gear website with 11 submissions in the last couple of months.

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The screenshot below shows the topgear.com site being submitted to Sphinn in the Google category. Sphinn is a site about internet marketing and has nothing to do with cars whatsoever.

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What do you think? Spam? A company making a mess of SEO? Is this intentional?

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