How Far Are You Willing To Go For Linkbait?
It looks like the Copeac Affiliate Network and WickedFire Forums decided to play shirtbait at the recent Affiliate Summit. I didn’t attend but Shoemoney did and he posted a picture of the Copeace shirt. I won’t even try to put in words what the shirt says as I don’t want Andy’s site ranking for such things, but let’s just say it goes to the edge if not over.
This is an obvious attempt to create the type of buzz that I have the feeling is about to happen. I am a fan of both WickedFire and Copeac. They are both run by some great people who are very smart.
So my question to you is, does it go too far? How far are you willing to go to get links and promotion? I would normally consider this shirt going to far and counter productive but based on Copeac’s size I have no doubt this campaign will be considered a success.
I don’t think a larger network could get away with such a stunt without some negative repercussions but Copeac is small enough where most webmasters haven’t heard of them before now. When you are the little guy on a very crowded block, sometimes you have to throw some stones to get noticed.