Jen Rhee email@example.com via mailingcomplex.com7:47 PM (12 hours ago)...Hi Steve,I came across your site while searching for blogs and posts about Mexican drug cartels. That said, I wanted to reach out to see if you'd like to view a graphic that my team and I created which illustrates the benefits of marijuana legalization. Would you be interested in taking a look?I'd love to get your readers' feedback as well as yours!Thanks,Jen R.
"... gmail.com via mailingcomplex.com"? Hmmm...
This approach is a little classier than posting a vacuous comment containing a string of periods, each of which is a variant of a link to one or more websites, but no thanks.
Sneakiness is off-putting, Jen. Next time, try an honest appeal. Maybe something like, "Hi, I'm trying to boost the search engine rankings of a web site. In order that you receive some value from my intrusion, I've put a nice infographic there which, given the posts on your blog about marijuana legalization, I think you'll enjoy. Please check it out and, if you like it, feel free to link to the infographic."
You might also include a link directly to the infographic rather than, by omission, asking me to reply to you. Why would I want to do that?