Last week, I received something that I would call, “a smack in the face!”
Pay-Per-Post is my blog affiliate and from time to time, I’ll blog about certain products and services I feel are worthy of getting noticed.
One blog I wrote in October, 2008 was about a product I actually have, “Dragon Naturally Speaking”. I wrote about how beneficial it was to have the software and how easy and convenient it was to have. You don’t have to type, just talk and the software does the typing for you.
You would think the advertiser would be happy, right? WRONG!
Well, I found this note from the advertiser in March, 2009.
As the blogosphere shifts, we (My firm Softduit and my clients) will no longer advertise on Blogger powered blogs with or without unique domain names. We have found that the quality of sites powered by the Blogger platform is decreasing rapidly; the effectiveness of sites powered by Blogger is much lower than those on self hosted WordPress, and more. I will reconsider this ban if an individual blogger moves to self hosted WordPress, but it is your site to do with what you like and our campaigns and campaign dollars to do the same. This ban does not have anything to do with the individual quality of this blog itself, but instead the neighborhood of blogs powered by the Blogger platform. I will be more than happy to help bloggers transition to WordPress. I apologize for the tone that is carried with the word ‘ban’, I’d prefer to use the word exclude. I do wish you all the success in the world and the blogosphere and I can help you find that success, I will! I can be found in the forums. Best Regards, brettbum
I was furious! Talk about being dissed? I contacted “Customer Love” at Pay-Per-Post. I told them,
“I thought the ban was not justified and rather lame. I understand that it’s the advertisers decision. But in this case, the explanation given doesn’t make sense. It doesn’t blame my blog, but blames Blogger, in general. Does that makes sense? If there’s a problem with my blog, then say so! Don’t beat around the bush! The explanation is lame!”
They went “12 rounds” with the advertiser. But in the end, “Customer Love” told me the ban was permanent and it was up to the advertiser to take off!
“Personally, I wouldn’t do business with this merchant, nor would I let other bloggers or customers do business with them!”
So, if you blog or you do business with BRETT BUMETER or SOFTDUIT MEDIA, DO NOT PATRONIZE THIS MERCHANT! THEY ARE UNFAIR TO THE BLOGGERS THEY DO BUSINESS WITH!
I hope they go out of business! People like them really are jerks!