[Clipart] [Open Clip Art Library] interested in purchasing textlink advertising
jon at rejon.org
Sun Sep 23 12:22:07 PDT 2007
Yeah, that is no good...we could consider some type of adverts in the
future if interested in raising money, but could make a lot more than
that...anyway, would that taint our image?
Wikipedia could raise millions to support all kinds of projects, but
resist on trust/reputation reasons...what about us?
On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 23:18 -0700, Greg Bulmash wrote:
> I didn't reply to the first contact and he followed up. When I
> responded he offered me $200 to put 1 paragraph of text on three
> different pages of my blog.
> This was not random spam. It's targeted grey-hat SEO. OCAL's homepage
> has a Google pagerank of 7 and thousands of backlinks. If it linked out
> to their SEO clients with the right keywords in the links, that could be
> worth a lot of money.
> They're not trying to sell OCAL anything. They're trying to buy
> something... a bit of OCAL's reputation.
> And the whole "reply to a spammer and validate your e-mail address"
> thing is so 1999. Botnet masters have made spamming so cheap, no one
> cares about address quality anymore.
> - Greg
> Nicu Buculei wrote:
> > Greg Bulmash wrote:
> >> I got an e-mail with this exact wording, but from a guy. The offer he
> >> made was lowball, insulting, and would involve me in a grey-hat SEO
> >> scheme that could potentially end in negative repercussions for my
> >> site's Google ranking.
> >> I told the guy only an idiot would actually accept his offer.
> > It seems you made the mistake to reply to a spammer, thus validating
> > your email address and making you (and probably this list) a sure target
> > for future spam.
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