Techcrunch Guest Writer gets Blasted for Shady Marketing Tactics


An incredible post regarding how to make your videos get viral attention on sites like YouTube appears on Techcrunch. The guest writer, Dan Ackerman Greenberg, co-founder of viral video marketing company The Comotion Group, has taken quite a beating. Most of it is quite deserving as his original post seems to not only endorse, but to provide detailed shady step-by-step tactics on ‘gaming’ sites like YouTube. This is definitely worth a read along with the 400+ comments. If you can sift past the belligerent commentators – I can’t stand it when people can only find their boldness while hiding behind the veil of anonymity – there is a very worthwhile debate going on here about what are morally acceptable online marketing practices. Read more

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One response to “Techcrunch Guest Writer gets Blasted for Shady Marketing Tactics

  1. Unfortunately, people will always try to exploit proven ways to get traffic to their websites.

    Look at Squidoo, MySpace and any number of other Web 2.0 sites, there are tons of sites and programs designed around specifically using these sites for SEO gains.

    Using Blogger and constant tagging and pinging a year or two back was a huge money maker for a lot of folks with Google AdSense.

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