Saturday, November 22, 2008

Unbelievable spammers

Because I’m being careful about who joins in the crafter’s network at the new portal, I will go (every now and then) searching the net for invitee’s.

Tonight, I was going through listings from DMOZ and made a nasty discovery. Not only on DMOZ,itself, but also in most of the craft directories, I found sites that weren’t craft sites at all. They use names like, I mean sounding very much like a personal crafter’s website but what they really are, are paid ads with links to more paid ads which have links to even more paid ads. Nothing even remotely akin to craft’s or handcrafted products or anything like that.They don’t even pretend but they sure are naming their sites to sound just like yours.

What this means is, they’ve muddied the waters on the very block where you are. That doesn’t help traffic, at all. In fact, it becomes a ‘bad neighborhood’ according to search engines and winds up losing you traffic. Everywhere you’ve posted a link to your site, take a look-you just might be sitting right next to one of those other links. Makes you look bad, and real visitors will give up looking for you because they can go through several links that don’t pan out. Just makes everybody mad.

I’m absolutely determined that’s not going to happen on our site. No way, No how! That’s dirty pool!

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I'm a grandmother of 1, a ceramist, a ceramic mold maker, a truck driver and writer.

I'm also a webmaster of many and have several blogs.

I help others in designing product, make custom molds and I still do restorations.