Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Remember back a few months ago when many fellow bloggers were complaining -very loudly too - about how Google had come through and bumped page rankings down to zero -all because those bloggers were participating in Paid Blogging.

Like so many others, I was one who was kicked to the curb then by Google and just recently, got my page ranking restored.

I hadn't done any serious paid blogs since back in December when my rankings got destroyed but decided I would have a go at it again.

However, now I've come across another problem. If I follow the instructions given in the opportunity I want to write about, the link they provide will not take the reader to the page it is supposed to go if I copy it precisely as it is shown in the opportunity instructions. If I omit a little bit of the html, then the link works fine and dandy but then, the company will not accept my post because it doesn't use the precise wording of the link they provided!

That's rather absurd, don't you think? Why would they put in a link that goes to nowhere?

When I submitted a ticket about my problem with this opportunity, the response I got from the company was one I don't really think would work. They said there was nothing they could do but that I should contact my blog host for their technical assistance.

In case you haven't noticed, I'm with Blogger/Blogspot! Gee, do you really think I want to ask THEM for help so they can immediately take steps then to rip my page rank away from me before I even get a couple of posts under my belt and in my pocketbook?

I was just wondering though if anyone else here who still does Paid Postings has ever had a problem like this and if so, how did you get things to work properly then?

Feel free to e-mail me in response -my address is on my profile.

I'd love to learn how to work around this little glitch. So come on and fill me in on some tricks of the trade there, will ya please?

4 comments:

territerri said...

I don't do paid posts, so I can't help you out. But doesn't it seem like there is always some kind of technical problem with your blog? There are so many things I have wanted to do with my blog, only to find I'm limited by wordpress.

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

I don't have any help for you!

Linda said...

Ya know, I've honestly never really looked at the links that they're giving me these days as they just seem like so much gobbelity-gook! I'll have to check now and see if they work!

In the meantime, I have given you an award and hope you like it! Stop on by and pick it up here!

Travis said...

I don't know much about this problem, and I've been lucky not to have any technical glitches with my blog that required me to contact the blogger people.

And I'm pretty glad about that, because a friend of mine is getting completely ignored by the blogger people over a pretty serious issue.

I know blogger is a free service, but even free services should have a customer service option that actually cares about fixing problems.