Yesterday, I awoke to this email from Brice at TheMoneyBlogs.com:
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:46:29
Subject: from Brice at themoneyblogs
I’d like to invite you to be a part of www.themoneyblogs.com/:
largest money blog sites on the Web. The entire site was built around maximizing
page views. Best of all, it’s free and it would not require any additional work at
all from you—we can use your RSS feed to post. You could drive additional traffic
to your blog and get even wider exposure. I have a media campaign starting shortly,
and it would be nice to have you in there to receive the benefits from this.
What do you think?
BRICE – HERE IS WHAT I THINK – I THINK IT IS CRAP!
I called Brice, who picked up his own phone and asked him some questions. I immediately smelled a rat. Trading Markets will take my content and brand it in moneyblog design and keep all the advertising dollars from the aggregated data.
I love blogging and don’t mind doing it for free, but this is just plain sneaky.
Worse yet – look at all the stock bloggers that have signed up below. I don’t think 10 percent of these bloggers know that not only are they receiving no advertising revenue, but there ARE NO LINKS BACK TO THE ORIGINAL BLOG SITE.
7 Stocks You Need To Know
A Global Perspective
Crowder Investment Research
DayveJohnson on the Markets
Discovering Undervalued Growth
Financial Wisdom w/Gabriel Wisdom
In The Money
Let’s Talk Volatility
Master Limited Partnerships
Mish’s Global Economic Trend Analysis
Setups I’m Stalking
The Average Joe Investor
The Confused Capitalist
The Corner Office Blog
The Mess That Greenspan Made
The Prudent Investor
The Swing of Things
Trade It or Fade It
Almost Trading For A Living
Blue Collar Trading
Commodity Option Selling
Emini Technical Alerts
Fresh Fish Daily
Fx Technical Research
Live Options Trader
O & F news and views for futures and forex
Random Roger’s Big Picture
Research Lab Trading
Roberto’s Nasdaq Trader
Swing Trading the Forex
The Amish Connection
The Bull Trader
The Professional Daytrader
The Weekly Woof
What does it take to be a successful trader?
The more I think about it, the more it smells!
One thing is obvious – EVERYONE WANTS TO BE FAMOUS