I got this from somewhere. (If you know the source, please keep it private, don’t mention it here)
Hello and thanks for all your great work with XYZ company
There have been some recent changes that Google have made with regard to sponsored postings.
XYZ would like to offer you some advice on this issue. Google has primarily targeted PayPerPost member blogs and reduced their Page ranks across the board. Although this WILL NOT REDUCE your rankings or readership, your blog will receive more campaign offers if it has a higher page rank. To prevent any future loss of page rank due to this issue you can take the following steps:
1. Remove all sponsored post tags on each of your posts. Google can follow these tags to determine if you are being paid for posts.
2. Remove any PayPerPost tags on your posts for “hire me” and “review me”. Any general affiliate banners are fine to keep.
And the other kick-ass post I read from LinkWorth from one of my favourite company, LinkWorth :
Someone pointed out the reason PPPost was popped is because their entire inventory is available to the public on their site. In their defense, theyâ€™re catering towards potential advertisers and had no idea it would be used against them. If you make it easy to spot, the self appointed net god will do what they want to penetrate the opposing side.
I luv you lots, Wicko but I am shy to tell you that that I pulled out my two main blogs, this one and my personal blog from LinkWorth, PPPost, TLA, ReviewMe and SponsoredReview last night. All of them have accepted and changed their dashboard, except PPPost because I still have 90+ number to queue since Nov 15th (cos they are busy Thanksgiving). I think I lost about USD1K per month for my November income. However, that’s the only way I can verily say, I have cleaned up my blogs. Once I am out of the systems, I don’t see fat juicy opps and hence, no temptations to ‘one for the road, take that last 50 bucks opp’. Like Jesus said, if your hand caused you to sin, chop it off. That’s why I had to severe ties for some of my blogs with all the paid posts companies and all link ads companies for the sake of staying clean.
I know we have a future in monetizing our blogs in other ways. It is just a matter of waiting for the right wave. It will happen, trust me. But before you can do that, you need PR. Without PR, you are nothing.
Even in PPPost, the PR and Alexa are still in play and with the additional RR, you are all dead-er, posties! And the frustrating thing is one company has effectively cut off ALL my blogs from ALL my other sources of income from other paid post companies. Yet, they want to segment us by continent and get us to agree to the BEST PRACTICE plus rank us with additional ranks.
Disillusioned? Not me ‘cos I had made almost USD14K from there. For the rest of you, I am sharing this to help you weigh your priorities. I hope you learn something. I.e you don’t kiss with your mouth, you finish the act, take your money, you walk off, clean up and start again.
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