Dan01 - 4:53 am on Apr 14, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Dan01 at 4:59 am (utc) on Apr 14, 2011]
I have never heard of Buzzle Crobb.
You are probably right about eHow and nofollow. I am not sure if my wife linked to our site, but like I mentioned, they do pay people.
I never linked the examiner to my site, so that one doesn't matter. I signed up for the examiner just in case the poo hits the fan with my website and I had to do something. I write for them occasionally. I haven't written enough to be paid from them yet, but there is an opportunity.
Years ago I was talking to my wife about paying people to write for our site, similar to what they do with Associated Content etc. But she got ticked off because she knew I would put the accounting responsibility on her. LOL Also, she had employees in a previous business and swore never to hire anyone again.
I even started my own content farm. LOL It took me a while to figure out how to add some code, but after I figured it out, I made one.
The posters were all different. I found some people would use those spam machines to link hundreds and even thousands of articles to their website. Others would use it to post their infrequent press release. Others would use it for a little SEO, maybe one or two articles.
I stopped it because it started taking up too much of my time. I never placed Adsense on it. I used the lower ranked advertisers (Adbrite etc). I kept the articles up there, but stopped accepting submissions. Plus, there is the liability. Forgetaboutit.
[edited by: Dan01 at 4:59 am (utc) on Apr 14, 2011]