---- Is AdSense a valid business model for publishers?
jomaxx - 10:05 pm on Nov 22, 2005 (gmt 0)
Valid = Legitimate (in the sense that it is a "proper" business, as opposed to jumping on whatever the latest "get-rich-quick" fad is).
This is not a good definition of "valid" anyway. "Proper" implies some kind of moral judgment which hasn't been relevant for decades, if not centuries. And what wrong with fads? Businesses ride them every day.
Real publishing, not the MFA/splog/scraper spam
Again this is loaded with moral judgment. "Real" or not, creating scraper sites can be a business too.
You seem to have some very specific ideas about where this thread should go, but I really don't see what you're trying to learn. Isn't it self-evident that it's a real business that has certain risks? And that the business is sustainable for the forseeable future, but that on the Web that only means about 3-5 years out?