| 10:40 pm on Apr 10, 2000 (gmt 0)|
If you think about it for awhile, it will hit you why I do not submit my own buddy pages from here. (Out of protection for the members). I wish I could "unsubmit" the main buddy links page itself and I'm thinking of moving the page just for that reason. Like I said, I do everything I can to protect the users. It is why I harp on randomly generated unique pages, unique filenames, and why I go ballistic when people use "buddylinks" in the filename or title. I do everything we possibly can to make this program work long term with no risk to the sites involved.
>How many of you who are currently taking part in the program
We currently have 600 sites in the program with 500 validated participants.
>were affected by the Altavista ban?
If you are banned on Alta, that is no problem, you can still join.
| 12:18 am on Apr 11, 2000 (gmt 0)|
sakebouteille: We have signed up almost a dozen sites (clients' and our own) with this program and all of them are performing nicely in their respective fields. None have been banned - neither by AV nor by any other SE.
Obviously, actual performance depends on SE specifics: linkage counts for a great deal with Google, Inktomi
and - ever more - AV. Others put less stress on it, so the impact is naturally reduced. In any case we aren't aware of a single case where participation proved detrimental to a site's ranking.
| 4:23 pm on Apr 11, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Thanks, that's good to hear. Brett, your reasoning is sound - I should have realized...
So, no-one has gotten "caught" or "penalized" for using a program such as this? (As you can see - I'm thinking about the AV ban - my sites were not affected and I want it to stay that way - I was wondering if anyone noticed a connection...)
| 8:03 pm on Apr 13, 2000 (gmt 0)|
Buddylinks rocks and I am kicking ass in Google and Inktomi. Thank you.
| 8:12 pm on Apr 13, 2000 (gmt 0)|
>I'm thinking about the AV ban -
Yours? That is ok, you can still join, it is not a prerequist.
Or something else? This site isn't banned - never has been.
I'd guess 90 of the sites in the Buddy Links program are though. Many you'd never expect. I can certainly see why people are so upset over Alta.