One of the paid post companies have written to me twice. Initially, I just ignored the mail because I was too lazy to dig up my old posts to add the no-follow links like the advertisers requested. Moreover, the posts are old and I actually have the right to delete them.
However, the second email sounds so urgent and desperate so I relented. I added in the no-follow on five posts and got paid USD20. The thing is not this USD20 but rather the big picture. I am glad that advertisers are now taking precautions and opting for no-follow tags because they are afraid of getting kick off their search result positions and also afraid of being penalized by Google and losing pagerank.
I hope more and more advertisers will adopt the no-follow tags when buying links so that no one will get smacked by Google. It works for everyone, isn’t it? So, let’s see if this is starting a new trend where advertisers want no-follow…. Otherwise, I can only drool over those USD25-USD30 opps on ReviewMe and PayPerPost. There are plenty of them, asking for PR 4/10.