buckworks - 7:31 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am saying they are the only place people visit online to promote their online business. You can't argue that Google is not a monopolist in the advertising business.
I could argue at length with both of those sentences, but it's getting late.
I'll just say that I do some consulting for a company that spends hundreds of thousands of dollars per year on AdWords. That accounts for less than 10% of their overall traffic. No way could Google be considered to have a monopoly on advertising.
I have answered that question quite elegantly with my free trial/affiliate program setup I believe.
Then you support my point that Google AdWords is by no means the only way to promote a website.
I gotta ask ... if your business is selling links, why don't you just do what it takes to rank competitively in the organic results? From my location I'm not seeing any ads, but I'm seeing lots of organic results for searches about buying backlinks.