Sponsored Linkbait? Andy Games Del.icio.us

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Some people are great at getting natural links via legitimate quality content. Other buy them. And then there is an even cheaper lazier breed which simply wants to sponsor linkbait contests.

Andy takes the haggis with this announcement:

We want some exposure for our blogs/network. But we're too lazy and uncreative to think of good link bait ideas. So we thought to ourselves, how can we outsource link baiting?

The answer, of course, is to hold a link baiting competition.

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Brilliant idea, Andy. I love

Brilliant idea, Andy. I love it :D

there's that cheekiness again.

there's that [url=there's that cheekiness again.]cheekiness[/url] again.

For those who need the hint, there's some sarcasm, some cynicism, some wry wit, some allusion, and perhaps some in-between-the-lines communication going on around here.

Care to elaborate John? :-)

Care to elaborate John? :-)

It's the Silly Season

Looks like it came early this year.

Lovely, link bait to get

Lovely, link bait to get people to link to a pile of fake blogs on Debt Consolidation, etc? Please. What is the world coming to? Stuff like that just sucks.

> a pile of fake blogs on

> a pile of fake blogs on Debt Consolidation

Guys, should that be my network's tagline?

>Guys, should that be my

>Guys, should that be my network's tagline?

I think somebody just won $500.

She didn't submit it on our

She didn't submit it on our entry page, so Jill isn't eligable to win the $500 :-(

yeah people trying to mess

yeah people trying to mess with the debt consolidation serps are spammers screwing all the legitimate debt consolidation sites out there.

:-P

It's a sad state we're in,

It's a sad state we're in, where those fake blog networks are becoming the new spam of choice. Just when I was starting to think the spammers were actually starting to understand that real content, and real work was the way to go. Duh...I should have known better.

Why don't we just kiss blogs goodbye right now, because it won't be very long before people simply associate them with being complete and utter junk. One more thing in the long list that the spammers will ruin.

How long does it take for the engines to notice that those things are nothing more than glorified link farms, anyway? It can't really take them that long these days.

but if we didnt have spam,

but if we didnt have spam, we might not be able to appreciate the value of good content -- like the kind on threadwatch! and if we didnt appreciate threadwatch, we might not come to threadwatch, and so there wouldnt be a threadwatch.....

spammers, i thank you for doing your part in making threadwatch what it is.

Jill, did you ever even

Jill, did you ever even click over to one of my blogs? They don't link to each other, so not sure how they constitute a link farm. Thanks for calling my company junk though :-)

Hmmm... "the originals" don't seem to like how I roll. Is that a good or bad thing?

*goes off to "ruin" blogs for everyone*

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Jill, did you ever even click over to one of my blogs?

Yes of course I did, I clicked on many of them and followed them through to the sites they were promoting. The purpose of them is very clear with one look.

hehe

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Hmmm... "the originals" don't seem to like how I roll. Is that a good or bad thing?

That depends on why you ask, right Andy?

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