Jeffyablon commented on the following stories on BizSugar
I’m guessing you don’t mean ‘funny’ as in “ha ha”. I don’t believe that Google blocked the ads because of competition, if that’s what you were shooting at. As I said in the piece, there are several articles here on which our Adsense ads don’t run, all of which have the work ‘Porn’ in their titles. I believe this is a content filtering issue, but that Adsense is not nearly as sophisticated in its editorial view as the broader Google index.vIn other words, I believe that the simple filter being applied is that Adsense believes that a page with a particular word in its title much be about the subject that word speaks to. And also as I explained, the filter is simply too elementary. As for other ad networks: sure, we’re given that some thought, not because of this but in general. And we continue to work toward implementing that. But the loss of revenue from something as small as this? Not enough to make a change just because of it, you know?"
C'mon, REALLY? Basically all you just said was that the Internet makes it all that much easier for people to rip you off. OK fine, but . . . that's IT? Fact is, the $20 is a waste of money. Copyright is automatic, even if you don't (C) mark something as such. BUT . . . with or without the symbol or the WGA registration having "proof of ownership" is of no value unless you're ready to pursue the issue in court. The real value of the internet relative to this is that you can make noise when you're wronged, and in general that noise gets listened to and "the bad guy" gets discredited ... and you by extension get some positive press. Seriously . . . you didn't say much of anything; next time you tackle this subject you should try adding some information about what a Copyright is REALLY worth and HOW you pursue the rights that a copyright gives you.Jeff Yablon President & CEO Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services Answer Guy and Virtual VIP on Twitter"
Let's remember something, by the way: In the US at least, it's illegal and punishable by a fine of $11,000 to write a blog post promoting something without making clear that you're BEING paid. See here: http://answerguy.com/2009/12/22/ftc-fine-kim-kardashian-paid-tweet/"
Good points, but let's go further: There's no real overhead to "keeping your account on the server". So the real point of threatening to nuke accounts is getting non-engaged customers to re-engage. That's a great goal and a reasonable marketing thought, but there's dis-ingenuousness in the way the message is being delivered. They're LYING to you about their needs/motives. Just some food for thought in an era when we're all so overrun by marketing messages that the slightest slip can be harmful. A better message would be "we delete inactive accounts because we want to make sure you're still there" (tweak away, marketers). Jeff Yablon President & CEO Answer Guy and Virtual VIP Computer Support, Business Change Coaching and Virtual Assistant Services Answer Guy and Virtual VIP on Twitter"