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August 4, 2009

Izea Launches Sponsored Tweets

sponsoredtweets.jpgPayPerPost creators Izea have launched Sponsored Tweets, which is exactly what it sounds like. You’ll set a price and if an advertiser thinks it sounds good he can buy a tweet from you. Then you write something about the sponsor and tweets it along with a link. Full disclosure is mandatory, which means that this actually isn’t as evil as one would perhaps believe. They have in fact managed to ensnare a few “web celebs” such as Chris Pirillo and Loren Feldman for example. Add ex-Playboy bunny (?) Holly Madison and you’ve got a nice mix of mainstream meets geek.

Tweets are sent via OAuth login to Sponsored Tweets. Check it out, but before you do that, tell me this: Would you click a link in an obviously sponsored tweet?

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May 12, 2009

PayPerPost Has a New Look, Same Questionable Ethics?

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Full disclosure: It’s been a year and a half since my Google PageRank slid into mediocrity and I am still carrying a grudge.

My six-month foray into the gray world of paid posts resulted in a hardcore spanking when my blog was punished by Google for cashing in with PayPerPost. In exchange for a lousy few dollars, my blog experienced irrecoverable harm.

But here we are…in a world when the economy is hurting. My wallet is hurting. And Google PR is probably more irrelevant than ever before.

Perhaps it’s not a coincidence that an e-mail announcing a new and improved PayPerPost landed in my inbox the other day. read more

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