The last time Google did a Page Rank update (the beginning of April I believe) several of my blogs and websites went up in Rank .. not this one though I’m afraid.
Anyway … the increase in pagerank seems to have brought all the “vultures” out of the wood work. In the last week or two I’ve received several requests on most of my blogs for private sales ranging from links for things like the top rated diet pills to home decor, to requests for special blog posts and people offering their win articles for my blogs.
I’ve also been getting a lot more comment spam on my sites too – people looking for free links on websites with decent page rank … that game doesn’t work very well with me though as I move anything I think is from someone spamming my sites right into the Akismet spam box.
It’s always nice to know that companies and marketers think that your website is worth advertising on but there are so many scammers out there it can be hard to sift through all the offers and requests.
I used to accept a lot of private advertising offers but I’ve pretty much stopped that in recent months. It’s a lot of trouble and until I find some system that makes it easier to manage direct sales on my many many websites I think I’ll hold off for a while.
Do you accept private advertising on your site? How do you manage things? How do you take payment?