We as marketers consistently distribute content around the web to promote our video, link, site, CPA site, whatever it is, in order to gain links and rank in that coveted Numero Uno spot in Google (and then Yahoo - Bing doesn't count as a search engine yet lol).
Often times we go to the same site, will create multiple accounts and will post different content under different accounts and Pen Names.
Is it just me or do people who find people who use Pen Names to promote products or services as unethical?
Is it a bad thing that we as aggressive marketers wanting to make money online (and here's the disclaimer so that I know you know it's not all about the money - we're here to provide value to people's lives) to use Pen Names or pseudonym?
Recently I did a promotion and now it's being slammed as a questionable marketing practice and unethical. If you'd like the full scoop send me a PM. I don't lie, cheat, or deceive people. I'm an Eagle Scout, I can't lie : ).
I did this promotion knowing full well I wanted to get the particular site I was going after to that first page of Google. All I did was write some articles, used a distribution platform to get the articles out there and used pen names. You've got to appreciate social media for this - now a blogger has picked it up and the story has been picked up by several other people as well.
So what's your spin>