The sad thing about seeing bands do this is that they could be spending their time doing things that will actually make them fans instead of this time wasting effort that yields little to no results. Here are a few ways you could spend your time better:
- Write to some blogs
- Comment on the blogs or message boards where you would like to be covered with a link to your group
- Go out and meet fans of your group where they congregate in public
- Work on writing better songs!
- Make sure all of your websites are optimized and up to date.
- Build relationships with people you would like to work with.