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Is this advertising advertising colintho
Just want some "general" opinions on the following offer. If a company or individual offers to place a link on their website homepage to deliver website traffic, irrespective of cost, price agreement or link exchange, would you interpret this as advertising?
Offer:-- "to include a link at the top of my homepage, to redirect any visitors to your site"
It is my opinion that this constitutes advertising.
What do you think?
Tough one. Would you consider the links on DMOZ advertising? colintho
Looking at some definitions for "advertising" – an entry in the DMOZ directory could constitute an “advert” as a site listed in DMOZ would match the criteria for some definitions of the word:
1) to call the attention of the public to a product or business.
2) a public promotion of some product or service 3) the business of drawing public attention to goods and services
Definitions taken from the Oxford Dictionary of English:
Advertise: describe or draw attention to (a product service or event) in a public medium in order to promote sales or attendance
Advert: refer to in speaking or writing
From this you could interpret all text links as "adverts" that "advertise" the destination site