Last night, I got an email from one of my advertisers, asking me to take down the links they paid for. Their search engine traffic was cut in half recently, and they want to make it right. The lesson to be learned from this, aspiring web entrepreneurs, is that apparently,Google isn’t stupid. I mean, they ARE Google, for Christ’s sake. It’s not hard for them to figure out when a site is buying multiple links on totally unrelated sites in order to bolster their search engine visibility. If I can use their tool to figure out how to say “Your mother suckles piglets” in Portuguese, then they can track your links with little to no effort. It’s crazy, because I was just reading about this sort of thing in an article about J.C. Penney. Their black hat search engine optimization tactics, that is. Not Portuguese mothers who work retail and suckle piglets, although that’s probably a funnier topic.
The only reason I’m sharing this with you all is because in my efforts to remove the ads and place some of my network ones in their spot, I managed to erase all the customizations I made to my template design. It’s a safe bet that this place will look different to you by the time you get around to reading this. Do not be alarmed. I’m still here. I’m still standing. I’m still talking sh*t. Which means, you will still laugh.
Trust me, I’m going to get this straightened out A.S.A.P., because I don’t like the no-frills appearance the site has right now. This actually gives me the perfect excuse to do a new header design or three. I’ve been riding with the Michael Jackson baby tiger one for over a year and a half now, so it’s time for something new and equally funny. I already have three good ideas, but if you have any suggestions for a comedic header image to put on my site, feel free to share them. In the meantime, I’m deciding which of the three current targets I have in my sight would make the funniest spoof image: Kanye West, the Catholic Church, or Bill Cosby.
Like I just said, feel free to chime in with suggestions and opinions.Tweet