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Just recently I found out about the new e-mail going around. Thank God I did not receive it. I might have had a heart attack.
The e-mail goes like this:
While going through our records recently, we found that your AdSense
account has posed a significant risk to our AdWords advertisers. Since
keeping your account in our publisher network may financially damage our
advertisers in the future, we’ve decided to disable your account.
Please understand that we consider this a necessary step to protect the
interests of both our advertisers and our other AdSense publishers. We
realize the inconvenience this may cause you, and we thank you in advance
for your understanding and cooperation.
If you have any questions about your account or the actions we’ve taken,
please do not reply to this email. You can find more information by
The Google AdSense Team
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And then it goes to say: sorry, we are joking, we are not from Adsense, we are just promoting our (paid) service to prevent such thing happening to you.
Holy m%^&$f%cKi%^nof… How many people stopped reading after that “Sincerely” and break…. And got scared sh%^&ess?
Is that the way to promote your service? By impersonating Google and scaring people? FU uniCliqs or whatever.
And you got the initial idea so right. Such hosted service can be useful and needed.And the idea of making it into a guest posts is great. Even problogger picked it up initially, until he saw the details of your e-mail campaign.
It probably could have ended on much more high profile blogs if you did it right.
But you decided to go the stupid way for a quick buck, by scaring people into subscription instead…
Wow. Mitch from HarpzOn.com just called it quits and is selling off his domain.
Mitch was one of the more interesting new entrants into (pro) blogging advice club with a novel and interesting idea of how to get to the top.
In addition to relying on good content, word of mouth and traditional promotion tactics, he decided to throw a pile of money at the problem, targeting top bloggers in his market segment for paid review of his blog.
Well, unlike many of us, Mitch is already successful online entrepreneur, so he could afford it. And his tactics appeared to be working. He had good content. He’s got a quite a few links from a number of highly respected bloggers.
All of which helped Mitch attract a bunch of subscribers to his feed and mailing list and get to the level of about 1000 visitors per day, in a few weeks. And his became one of more interesting daily feeds in my feedreader.
So it’s a pity to see Mitch go. If he is really going, that is.
Looks like Google Pagerank export is starting.
I just checked Livepagerank service for some of my blogs and there’s lots of Google datacenters showing PR0 for those sites that gained quite a few links since January. Some of the abandoned ones dropped from PR4 to PR1
Now if this theory is correct (lot’s of DCs with PR0 means that your PR will change. If you gained links then it’s going up) I’m in for some good news in April. Looks like John Chow‘s in for good news too
What’s wrong with Digg search? It’s the third day now that I try to do a search of articles for the past year and get this:
All other searches – for the past week, month or all time work ok.