cabbie - 11:04 pm on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
Fellow brothers and sisters,
my OP was meant to be light, playful, tongue in cheek, humourous, although I still meant every word I said.
Obviously, I am not as funny as I thought or these are not funny times :)
However,I think those protesting here doth protest too much.
Maybe you are the ones who have drunk all the Kool Aid ;)
You say my model is broken, but look at the one you are in now.
It appears nothing more than corrupted arbitrage.
Half the time is spent coming up with cheap link schemes and the other half trying to make profit.
You are at the mercy of Google, who are the police, the banker and the judge.
Looking at the threads here on WebmasterWorld and most people are trying to work out what went wrong with their scheme.
Google have created the problem of unnatural links by penalising sites for it.
I am simply responding by doing a scalable solution for me and that is having inbound links licensed or verified.
Whether, there is a small fee attached is immaterial.
As for the majority of my fellow webmasters here being against it,that is no indication to me that it wont work.
The valid sites that link to my site are all websites run by authentic businesses or government and edu sources.
They have contact addresses, they have disclaimers,they have privacy policies, they are businesses that understand mutual benefit.
Maybe that leaves half the guys out here?
Peace and Good Links to all!