Just as an experiment, I did a very silly thing. Not the new site design; that I hope you'll get used to.
I signed up on two of those link exchange sites. You know the ones that promise "100 Guaranteed Hits Free!"? What a waste of time. You have to join up, surrender your email address ("No SPAM, we swear!"), then start surfing their links. When you view a page for 15 seconds, click "NEXT" and they shoot you on over to the next one, leaving a few pop-ups to load, and you get one credit. I think this means that for however many links you click, that's how many hits you'll receive. Does it work? Sure. Here's proof:
In the immortal words of Wayne and Garth, "SCHWING!"
So after seeing this, it got me thinking, "What's the point?" These are just worthless, dishonest hits. They didn't come to my site because they wanted to read anything or be amused.
Even the idea of those link exchanges is silly; it's like a big circle of greedy webmasters who look at each other's pages all day, oblivious to the outside world. It's as though the only ones who shop at a dairy market are dairy farmers. They sell a few gallons of milk in the morning, and buy the exact same thing later on that day. In fact, it seems the only pages on the link exchange are ads for other link exchange services. It's the very definition of incestuous absurdity, IMHO.
I'll stick with word of mouth and search engine listings, which incidentally should be coming soon. I submitted this site to dmoz.org, so that it can be found on google and elsewhere. I'm out, 'til later... posted by Steve
8/13/2002 01:25:00 PM
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