February 14, 2006

Link blackmail

I recently received this threatening email:

Hello James,

I do hope you know that I could have your web site banned
from the search engines for placing my copy writed material
on your site. If you want to use it and provide a link to my
site that is fine.

The writer then provided a link to an article I wrote a while abck where I quoted his site (just 3 sentences) and then went on to elaborate on his point in some detail.

Now as a content provider myself, I know the frustration of seeing someone steal content. But as a published linguist I also know that quoting a source is the premise of secondary research.

Now I could remove his quote and replace it with someone else (it's not like the guy had anything new to say) or I could do nothing. Or I could paraphrase it a bit (of course I'd still give him credit).

Posted by James Trotta at 1:05 PM | Comments (0)

August 25, 2004

Reciprocal links

If you have a marketing site and wish to exchange links with, please link to me (see the html below) and then email with the html for the reciprocal link to your site:

<a href=""><b>Buy links</b></a> - online advertising news & text link advertising marketplace
Posted by James Trotta at 4:14 PM | Comments (0)