This is what the Kat, moderating readers' comments, found among the unmoderated comments awaiting him this evening:
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Someone must be doing this, since it these comments are unlikely to be entirely self-generating -- and someone is presumably getting paid for doing it. Moreover, someone expects to get the benefit from it.
This Kat has occasionally seen, and indeed received, advertisements offering excellent pay to anyone willing to do some "writing for the internet" from the comfort of their own home, with no previous experience or qualification required. Are the people who answer those advertisements the same people who are writing and attempting to post material of this nature in an attempt to raise the web profile of an SEO client? Or merely seeking to gain some free advertising? It would be good to know.