November 26, 2006

Man, I'm sick of this shit...

by Chris Randall

Sorry for the lapse in posting, but this was a four-day holiday weekend in the U.S., which mainly means an excuse to sit and play WoW for hours on end. However, it's back to the grindstone now.

Which brings me to the subject at hand. At least once a day, if not several times, I get something like this in my email (truthfully, it usually gets caught by my spam filter, so I have to look for it in Junk...):

Hi ,

We've visited your web site and felt wondered with you good contents. We'd be very appreciated if you'd consider to reciprocate a link with

Please let us know if you've already instated the link to our site so that we'll do the same. Or if you'd like to see your link from our site first, please send us your link details: Title, Url, Description. Such as: etc. etc. etc. blah, blah, blah...

While the engrish on is entertaining for a minute, and while they very well may be "Nunber One Of Music Zone" [sic], why the fuck do they exist? Obviously, it's one of the many front-ends for Google Ads, but are these sites still able to generate enough money to make their creation worthwhile? I would think that most anyone would know them for what they are almost immediately: an essentially content-free link factory that is ultimately a waste of time, for both advertisers and users.

Google, control your fucking brand already. In some ways, you're the best thing to happen to the internet. In other glaringly obvious ways, you're like that relative that always shows up at the holidays and embarasses the rest of your family.



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Nov.26.2006 @ 2:11 PM
You should not link them any way :-) jeje



Nov.26.2006 @ 2:51 PM
we at musiczome thank you for the link, riciprocat is on its way.

Nov.26.2006 @ 6:29 PM
They don't have to generate much money. A penny per thousand attempts really adds up fast after 10 million hits (or whatever).

I think Google may be aware of these sorts of scams , but its a matter of humans vs. robots in this case. I get tons of these types of emails for sites I have that are dead or have gone dark or static for years. Even if you narc them out I'm sure the human at the other end of the line is swamped with complaints like yours.


Nov.26.2006 @ 6:42 PM
ironically, you linked to them.

Nov.26.2006 @ 7:30 PM
Chris Randall
I linked to them because if I didn't, you'd all be typing the link in to see what's what. I did it for you.



Nov.26.2006 @ 8:22 PM
Also remember that they probably are not in the United States. There are a lot of things that wouldn't be worth the time to someone in a rich country, that is pretty good money to someone in a poor country.

Nov.26.2006 @ 10:46 PM
In China I heard that ppl will work one day for bowl of rice, so whoever does this is ballin.

Nov.27.2006 @ 7:12 AM
That's all fine and good, but I'm looking for some links about Halloweene. Has anyone seen anything like that around?

It's truly a sign of the times if a Google dumpster site like this is being used to supplement a poor person's income.


Nov.27.2006 @ 9:21 AM
Ahh yes, the bane of music creation, WoW...what server are you on, what level is your char? ;)

Nov.27.2006 @ 12:00 PM
'I always have some good song material in my head after playing WoW for a few hours, but by then I am to lazy to sit down and do something with it. Hehe.

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