Monday, September 19, 2005

About Unwanted SEO/SEM Advertising

Contextual advertisements promoting submissions to '700,000 major search engines' surrounding an article on link development bother me. The site owner or Webmaster buying that amount of 'top 10 placements' for a whopping $39.99 will get banned for hardcore spamming across the boards minutes before 700k+ spam emails hit her/his inbox.

Competitive ad filters are the way to prevent search related sites from showing counterproductive ads. Compiling a list of unwanted ads and keeping it current is a lot of work. I thought it might be a good idea to share my AdSense black list. Those ads bring in a little beer money, but they misguide to spamming, or in the best case they don't really help with search engine placements.

Nick over at Threadwatch liked the idea and was the first site owner supporting the initiative by adding his blacklisted domains. I hope many more will follow, add their blacklisted AdSense destination sites here and get linked under supporters.

Thanks for listening


At Thu Sep 22, 05:38:00 AM 2005, Blogger Ozh said...

Nice, interesting.
You could also make something rather popular (among bloggers at least) will all those poor "Start Blogging", "Get your free blog" etc...

At Thu Sep 22, 05:56:00 AM 2005, Blogger Sebastian said...

Yeah, I thought of that. I'm not so much into blogging, but if you would like to help editing the blog we can do that for sure. Thanks and LMK :)


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