BillyS - 12:18 am on Feb 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
Totally agree. The last thing I as a successful publisher want to do is to tell others how I do it or stop others from doing something stupid that is hurting their business.
Business students learn it on the first day of class: competitive strategy.
As brutal as it sounds, we want to see our competitors literally dead and there is nothing immoral about wishing that your competitors went out of business because they were clueless or followed a wrong strategy.
I'll remember your nick - skweb - the above should tell members of this forum something about the quality of your posts.
Me? I'm willing to help the newbie not make a mistake I've made. I really don't care if they're a competitor because my traffic came from something like 250,000 key phases last month. I've a seven year head start on a newbie and I'm not standing still.
Besides, there is so much money to be made on the web, I don't think anyone is going to cut into my share. I'm willing to share the tens of billions of dollars Adsense pays its publishers. I don't need all that money.
When I first was thinking about the website, I found a wonderful site I thought was successful. I thought to myself, that's something I could do too. I never took a single scrap of information from that site. I had ideas of my own. Even though we compete in the same space, that site is getting tons of traffic.
There is plenty of room for newbies that want to work hard.