[thelist] Someone wants to advertise on my site (slightly OT)

Daniel & Anna Medley damedley at comcast.net
Wed Jan 11 14:26:26 CST 2006

I got an e-mail from someone who has expressed interest in placing ads on my 
site. They have a couple of different options; one is to place small text 
links throughout my site and they would pay $20 a month per link.

The second option would be for them to set up 5 sub-domains off of my web 
site. They would then create a mini site ad campaign on this web space and 
would host it themselves. They would then place a number of text links to 
the sub-domain ad campaigns.

They say that the links would be to shopping/research portals based on broad 
topics like "investing" "software" and "finance" and would not include any 
adult, gambling, or pharmaceutical content.

What I'm wondering, has anyone here heard of this type of advertising? What 
are some things that I should be cautious of? For some reason my inner 
warning signal went off. Any thoughts at all would be appreciated.

Basically, I'm just some schmuck running a blog that gets some consistent 

Daniel Medley 

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