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Post by Keg » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:33 pm

I've just received an email from someone asking for a mutal link swap for our respective websites. His is a discussion site about television shows. Erm, wrong kind of TV personalities I think mate :D

I mean... do people never look beyond the URL? :shock:

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Post by windlessair » Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:34 pm

Keg wrote:I've just received an email from someone asking for a mutal link swap for our respective websites. His is a discussion site about television shows. Erm, wrong kind of TV personalities I think mate :D

I mean... do people never look beyond the URL? :shock:
Ahh if you only knew.. wait.. you do! Donny & Marie, Bob Barker, Ryan Seacrest...yea.... I know what you mean.

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Post by Avalanche » Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:59 pm

Maybe the TV Personalities will get an own television show one day... :wink:

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Post by Keg » Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:29 pm

Avalanche wrote:Maybe the TV Personalities will get an own television show one day... :wink:
Yeah! It could be like the Monkees, with them all living in a pop art house, having madcap speeded-up adventures with a special guest star every week.

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Post by Avalanche » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:03 pm

Or Dan Treacy is the new Ozzy Osbourne on MTV. With Edward Ball as Sharon...

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Post by Keg » Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:58 pm

Oh dear, it's happened again. This email arrived today:

Hello,

I am currently doing link exchanges with a Plastic Surgery site. I would like to do link exchanges with you.

Your links will be placed on this page (the page is new so there is no PR but it will get alot of PR soon):

http://www.francecamping.com/partners.html


And here is the detail to add to your page:

<a href="http://www.francecamping.com" target="_blank">Camping</a><br />Visit our Camping site in France.



Thank you,

Quentin Lederer


I wonder what else 'camping in France' brought up on their search? :lol:

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Post by steve69 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 11:25 pm

Is 'francecamping' a euphemism?? :shock:
...who always gets away with that kind of thing...

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Post by windlessair » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:30 am

steve69 wrote:Is 'francecamping' a euphemism?? :shock:
Alright, what a cool Album. One of the first TVP albums readily available in the States.

I have a copy, (somewhere), on cassette, of a translation of the French to English liners notes. Back in like '92 an ex of mine took it to her French Teacher. Apparently the teacher could not translate some of the "slang" and it was left to the imagination.. ...

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Post by Eric_Jarvis » Sun May 18, 2008 11:52 pm

What happens is that some people use software to collect sites that match their keywords, then they send emails asking for link exchanges. In theory you are supposed to check the site before sending an email, and then tailor the email to the specific site. Of course when you have a technique that works with a little effort there are always a whole load of morons using a similar technique that almost never works but which gets results because it's no effort at all and they never have any come back from the millions of people whose time they waste.

It used to be the bane of my life when I did site promotion as a freelance. I'd get a contract, then the client would dig around a bit and ask abput automatic software to do the same job. I'd point out that mostly what the software does automatically is to piss people off. They would then look at the basic maths. I could send out 50 or so link requests a day. The software could send out thousands. I cost more per day than the software cost to buy. So they buy the software and end the contract. What they don't do is the important bit of maths. Which is that my link requests would generate between 10 and 15 decent links a day. Whereas the software would generate a lot of emails and maybe 10 adequate links a year.

On the other hand I should be grateful to it for reducing the amount of time I spent working for morons.

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Post by Keg » Tue May 20, 2008 3:46 pm

Yep, I suspected that some 'spider' software was behind it. I got another email the other week from some American electrical store, wanting to put an advert on one of the pages. I guess 'television' brought them to me. I politely declined their overture. :roll:

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Post by Eric_Jarvis » Wed May 21, 2008 3:23 pm

I also find it entertaining to look at logs to see what queries people had put in to search engines to find my site. There are people out there searching for some seriously deranged stuff, and worse, there are search engines telling them they might find it on my site.

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