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Should I sell out?

Just got this in my e-mail…

Dear Webmaster…

I would like to offer you the opportunity to work with us in the promotion of our upcoming film [TITLE DELETED]. By joining our team efforts in supporting this film, you will receive many unique benefits including:

  • Increased traffic to your website
  • Repeated visits
  • Promotional media such as banners and icons exclusively from [STUDIO NAME DELETED]
  • Prizes for any contests you run on your site.

If you are interested in participating in this opportunity for exposure of your website and our movie, please email me…

Needless to say, the film isn’t really something appropriate for Hollywood Gothique. But – boy, oh boy – I sure would like increased traffic to my site and lots of repeat visits.

So whadaya think? Should I accept the Devil’s Bargain and promote this movie – not for money but just for some banners that might increase my traffic?

Can you hear the sound of sarcasm in these written words?

Anyway, this might not be worth posting about, but if in the following days and weeks you see your favorite website mysteriously and inexplicably wasting time promoting some half-baked dough from the Hollywood Cookie Cutter, now you have a clue to their possible motivation.