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New kind of EBT-promotion

Post by BossaNova » Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:06 pm

have noted that many web blogs use this service: http://www.downes.ca/referrers.htm

and this could be a good way to promote EBT, writing here the urls of some famous blogs, and then a link to this page will appear on those blogs..

I guess..

let's test it with the most famous (and infamous :twisted: ) portuguese blog:

http://abrupto.blogspot.com

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Post by BossaNova » Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:11 pm

it works..

now we can put here the link to blogs that use this service, and click them so that EBT link is on that blog..

maybe we can get some users this way.. or not?

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Post by BossaNova » Sun Dec 07, 2003 7:39 pm

more blogs with this service:

http://www.sexology.blogspot.com/ - in arabic, I guess.. or is it persian!?

http://gay00.blog.pl/ - polish!

http://www.santodecasa.blogger.com.br/ - brazilian..

http://www.theagitator.com/ - in english..



I just picked up some of the list in the canadian site that provides this refering service..

bn :roll:

one more: http://www.asombra.blogspot.com/

now click them..

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Post by BogPoet » Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:33 pm

Did you follow the link created, to see where it would end up? I did, because I thougt it would end up back here, and I was right. Well, kind of... I get to the forum but it shows me a page saying: "The topic or post you requested does not exist".

My point, though, is that I believe that just putting random blog links for promotion is a bit too much akin to spam. (We're not putting up the links because we think the content of this sites is self-promotion, but merely to have our link appear. Besides, if people comeback to a page full of links, they'll feel cheated and leave).
Also, the only way this could work would be by putting links on the main page. Otherwise, people will just get to the page featuring the link.
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Post by BossaNova » Sun Dec 07, 2003 11:36 pm

this one is very good:

http://eurosavant.pmachinehosting.com/..


is about (some) european press, with lots of translations too english from languages like czech or dutch..

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Post by BossaNova » Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:15 pm

BogPoet wrote:Did you follow the link created, to see where it would end up? I did, because I thougt it would end up back here, and I was right. Well, kind of... I get to the forum but it shows me a page saying: "The topic or post you requested does not exist".

My point, though, is that I believe that just putting random blog links for promotion is a bit too much akin to spam. (We're not putting up the links because we think the content of this sites is self-promotion, but merely to have our link appear. Besides, if people comeback to a page full of links, they'll feel cheated and leave).
Also, the only way this could work would be by putting links on the main page. Otherwise, people will just get to the page featuring the link.
hmm I got your point..

but, as you said, people come to a page saying the topic don't exist.. so they will turn back or click the EBT big link..

but yes this is almost spam, and probably doesn't work.. not a bit.. because popular blogs have lots of links.. and not popular blogs, have few visitors, so..

but this was only a test..

anyway, if there are blogs with real interest and with this kind of service there's no reason to not make some reference to it..

and this: http://eurosavant.pmachinehosting.com/ is one of them...

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Post by emmem » Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:20 pm

The reason why you don't come back here is that everything starting with an ampersand (&) is removed from the link (because it can contain sensitive information like passwords, session id's and so on).

Posting these links in the test forum makes it harder, for the logger or his visitors, to find where the link to the log is posted. IMHO the average logger would first look in the Off-topic Discussions. So if someone decides to really give this idea a go then I think it should be done over there.

About the spam, it is indeed good to consider if this kind of action can be regarded as spam. When you post a link here to a website using a Blogroll you will indeed put a link on that site (provided you browser has referrer logging enabled).

But first of all if that Blogger put a Blogroll on his site it is because he wants to know who links to his site. And there is indeed a link to his site. So nothing is wrong there.

Some forum users who follow the link to the Blog can even become interested in that Blog. So it is even a good thing for the Blogger (you could almost consider it as spam on the EBT forum).

The only thing we have to worry about is that the Blogger can quickly find where the link to his site was posted. Because on the net there are some automated tools that crawl the net in search for Blogs and with the only purpose of putting their link on as much sites as possible. And that really is spam.
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Post by N0W1K » Tue Aug 10, 2004 12:32 pm

What do you think of making some EBT T-shirts???

In another forum some guys want to make some t-shirts to promote the forum, and maybe for september we are gonna have them :)

Maybe I should (or someone) make a poll for that :roll:

the problem is, who's gonna make this work??? (of searching the best prices and controlling all?)

Any of you work or know anyone who works with promotional t-shirts???

Who can make the designs??? any volunteer???

I don't know, it's another kind of idea to promote EBT

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Post by avij » Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:44 pm

For some reason this topic seems to attract quite a lot of spam, possibly because the pages linked in this topic may check the referer page. To prevent any further spam, this topic has been locked. Please continue the discussion somewhere else, possibly somewhere else than the test forum.
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