Digital Point's Cooperative Ad Network
Aaron Wall of SEOBook.com has a nice write up threadlinked above, of Shawn from DigitalPoint's Coop Ad Network where members post code to their pages that display links to other members of the network's sites.
It's a little more complex than just that of course, here's a snippet from Aarons post:
Coop Ad Network Rating as Currency:
The Coop Ad Network rating is actually becoming a currency...
Where there is Value...
When other people sign up under your account you gain added network credits. Some people are sending out affiliate link embedded emails recommending the coop ad network.
Now, i know the network is working well becuase i read over at dp quite a bit, time permitting, but in an amazing coincidence glengara over at SEW posts a warning (apparently out of the goodness of his heart..) about the network just an hour or so later.
I have to say that such a network would indeed worry me. So the questions are:
- Is the COOP Ad Network potentially dangerous with regard to Google/Yahoo! link scheme penalties?
- Are all such networks to be avoided?
- Is it a great idea that benefits everyone?
Tell us what you think of ad networks in general and specifically the COOP Network...