I got a nice e-mail from Omar at BetUS.com, and I have to give them kudos on a nice campaign:
They've got odds running on who will be the top technorati blog on January 1st. Just as a disclosure, I'm not affiliated with these folks in anyway, I just thought it was a pretty cool link baiting idea.
Just wanted to shoot you a quick note about a blog betting proposition that we (BetUS.com Sportsbook) are running.
I’m sure you keep an eye on your Technorati rank, but we’re offering up odds on which blog will be #1 on Technorati’s Top 100 on New Year’s Eve 2006
(We’ve got TechCrunch.com, Robert Scoble, Lifehacker, and 7 others in the running)
Matt Cutts is the 6-to-1 underdog!
Yeah, call it shameful promotion, but I think we’re the first sportsbook to ever, EVER to offer odds on weblogs! We’ve been in business since 1994 and I really pushed our oddsmakers to take their eyes off of sports for one second and give the blogosphere a little love.
They looked at me like I’m nuts, but they went ahead with it.
Way to have some balls on trying something new guys. This is a great example of linkbaiting imho, and worth a link for trying something different than every other gambling site.