Counterfeit Content
June 30, 2015 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Counterfeit Content
My short, sorry stint in SEO was the strangest job I've ever had. I was asked to create hundreds of imaginary webmasters and write little "About Me" biographies of their lives for fake blogs that only Google's webcrawlers were meant to read. They gave me the site name, I wrote the bio, and a coworker added manipulated photos. I did this for many months. I began to get bored... and then I began to get weird.
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posted by One Second Before Awakening (4 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by kagredon on June 30, 2015: Counterfeit Content

You had me at "Big Dentist".
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:23 PM on June 30, 2015 [1 favorite]

funny and weird! I love it.

I work in Branding / Advertising... and we have had multiple companies come in and pitch us SEO services and tweets for hire.

One firm claimed to have 1000 contractors, who each managed 20 distinct personas in social media. They would promote ANYTHING for $1 a tweet, $5 a blog post.


somehow, knowing that people like you are adding a quiet chaos to the mix is comforting.
posted by bobdow at 8:16 AM on July 1, 2015 [1 favorite]

This is glorious. The idea of someone stumbling upon one of these bios in the wild is hilarious to me in a way I can't fully describe. You've mastered the art of making innocuous weird shit.
posted by brecc at 3:25 PM on July 1, 2015 [2 favorites]

Ha, thanks for the chuckles. :D
posted by Halo in reverse at 6:05 AM on July 10, 2015

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