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    digitalpoint's co-op ad network

    So what does everyone think of this lately? I've seen some big people join this network.

    It's tempting to join, but I never would as it is a bull**** system that hurts the SEO industry. There is no way search engines would support this kind of link generating.

    What are your latest thoughts on this? If you aren't familiar with the network, scroll to the footer on these sites to see it in action. Reload the page to watch random new links appear.

    http://www.bestbuy-online.net/
    http://www.helpfulhomeideas.com/
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    I was invited as one of the inaugural 6 members. It was supposed to be only for webmaster forums. I thought it was a good idea then.

    It it's current form I think its spam and I won't use it.
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    I did a trial run after having it recommended by Shawn. Stuck it on one of my smaller sites, so it didn't do an awful lot. You need PR to get the links back to your site over the network. It just seemed too "spammy" to me to continue using it. I also didn't feel comfortable with not having control over where I was sending users.

    But according to Shawn, it does work. I believe he has some high rankings on very competitive terms because of it.

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    I'm going to write a review on it, I've been meaning to do so for a long time. I suppose I should have done so when I first joined as I coulda referred all of you...
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    I don't think anyone's joined it yet apart from myself and Shawn

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    In my opinion, this is blackhat. I was taking a close look at this a few days ago, and I saw quite a few links going to/from SE spam sites.

    If it was broken into catagories -- Video Games, Food, Golf, Small Business, etc. I think it would be ok.

    I don't care who links to my sites -- I do care who I link to. I don't want a link to a spam site to mess up all the hard work I've put into a site.
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    I have my picture at the top of my home page and want my visitors to feel a connection with me via the home repair advice I provide. A row of links across the bottom of every page that go to a bunch of totally unrelated sites does not provide the kind of warm and fuzzy feeling I like to promote. (I took them down.).

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    The vault's network addresses a lot of the problems you note about the coop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chromate
    I don't think anyone's joined it yet apart from myself and Shawn
    I've used it for a few months on the odd site, it was working but now seems to gradually be getting worse...
    Don't you just love free internet games ?

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    so we have dp and linkvault, any others?
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    Maybe we need to start our own -- one thats heavily moderated and broken into catagories.
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    Yeah, I wouldn't mind helping out with that.

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    If someone coded it I could host it.
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    I can help out with design & moderating but I can't code a thing
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