joined:Nov 3, 2006
As a promotion and incentive to have a potential competitor as well as customer advertise with us, I offered free advertisement and created and placed a free flash banner on my website (which receives over 2,000 visitors/day for a keyword CPC=$3). Although the traffic is currently not all organic.
I mentioned that I am placing a banner so he can see the traffic and referrals received and then decide if he wanted to advertise with us for a whole year.
Surprisingly, he kindly asked me to remove the banner!
Why would someone do that? When the site has many strong backlinks, has a nice domain, decent traffic in a niche market and ...? My site also ranks higher on SERPS than his company for that specific premium keyword.
Although my site only has a few pages while his consists of hundreds if not thousands of pages. He receives most of his traffic for long-tail keywords.