Bloggers often complain that another blogger has stolen their content (plagiarism) or reworked their ideas without giving credit, and on the internet among bloggers, credit isn’t just mentioning their names but providing a link, preferably to the original article.
Unless you stick terms of service directly in front of people, and make important points extremely bold, people are not going to read them.
This was the whole point of a little experiment I helped Paul with over the last week, and the results are extremely conclusive. It is partially to do with the Krak.dk story I have written about in the past, but I think the results also paint a much broader picture.
Imagine a new advertising network that offered to manage all your advertising inventory on your site and also some juicy recurring income.
Imagine they also offered a substantial bonus scheme for signing up new advertisers and affiliates, regardless of performance.
Oh and they make payments by Paypal, and allow international members. Affiliates who live in the US often overlook that many of the opportunities available to them are closed to international affiliates, and payment by check in USD is often inconvenient (hello Clickbank)
I actually applied only recently for Tino Buntie to add my name to the 2000 Bloggers collage. I thought it was a cool idea, although the SEO benefit is probably minimal simply because although massive cross-linking is happening, it could be looked on as:-
I am not sure how long this has been in the rules at Clickbank, as Clickbank currently block archive.org – that being said I am sure it would have been brought up by someone during the last few months in discussions regarding various paid review services such as PayPerPost, ReviewMe and Sponsored Reviews.
There is currently a case running in the Danish courts that will effectively decide the law in Denmark for linking to a page other than a home page, typically known as deep linking.
We are not talking about hot-linking, pulling an image or video off someone else’s server into the middle of your own content, but linking as you might to this blog article, using the permalink.