i got contacted by a marketing company wanting to place ads on my site

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Today I got email from totalmarketing.com asking to pay $185 (check or paypal) annualy for a link on my site. It has never happend to me before that any marketing company has contacted me, so before I go ahead I want to check if it's not a scam?

any here have nay advice? anyone been contacted by totalmarking before? They offer $185, could I send email back saying $250 is a fair price or will they not be interested then?
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  • Profile picture of the author aaron_nimocks
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    • Profile picture of the author meshselect
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Oh yea, no matter what, don't spend any money until that check has cleared the bank...
      What do you mean by this?. I got the same email from those guys but they are paying me a slightly different amount. I aksed if they can transfer to paypal and they said its ok, but what do you mean dont spend any money until it clears?
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by meshselect View Post

        What do you mean by this?. I got the same email from those guys but they are paying me a slightly different amount. I aksed if they can transfer to paypal and they said its ok, but what do you mean dont spend any money until it clears?
        Meaning if you accept payment by check, make sure it clears before you go writing any checks against it. Personally, I would wait 6-8 weeks if I was uncertain about a company. Even if a check "clears" it can be returned later as fraudulent. I worked in a bank for 8+ years. Saw it happen all the time.

        If the check gets returned, even 8 weeks later, you are still responsible for the money if you spent it.

        With PayPal, I would check what their limits are on a chargeback or dispute. I want to say 60 days, but don't hold me to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author loginname
    Wonder if I break any google policy or CPA network policy if I link to a casino. They are now offering me $335 for an image link
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by loginname View Post

      Wonder if I break any google policy or CPA network policy if I link to a casino. They are now offering me $335 for an image link
      Ask yor AM what the rules are for their CPA offers regarding gambling links on the same page.

      When you say Google Policy is that Adsense? If not I would care less what G thinks.

      If your running Adsense I would not have the gamling links + Adsense on the same site, let alone page.
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  • Profile picture of the author texeyes
    @Loginname How did it go? Did you post a link for them? Satisfied? Any thing shady occur?
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  • Profile picture of the author Diane S
    I also received an email asking to buy a link at one of my sites. They asked me how much I wanted to charge. I asked them how much they wanted to pay. Never heard back from them. Waited a week, contacted them again, nothing. I think it was not a real offer, just an email mining attempt. They used my contact form, and I replied, thereby revealing my email.

    I hope yours is a real offer and you should just take their offer. You can always raise the price on them for year two.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sean D Kelly
    If its real take it in a heartbeat. Ask for more money upfront and check outtheir company after following up. There are many fake offers, but many real ones too and it would be a shame to discard a good opportunity
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  • Profile picture of the author stealthpromo
    Is this a common practice for companies to seek publishers like that? I've never heard of that before!
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    • Profile picture of the author MrWonton
      Originally Posted by stealthpromo View Post

      Is this a common practice for companies to seek publishers like that? I've never heard of that before!
      Very, I've had lots of legitimate companies (or people representing them) approach me this way. (Not for the site in my sig btw)

      Knowing the Google standpoint on purchased links, they're surprisingly open about it.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        yes indeed, google does not hate paid links. If they did, their
        whole business is doing what they hate.

        I make more money from selling links than anything else.
        http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...ead-hmmmm.html

        I am flexible. They waive money in my face, I never walk away.
        Sometimes you charge less, sometimes you hit a home run.

        It seems like most have settled into the $35-$55 a month range.
        I give a small discount for paying yearly. Some even go for multiple
        years in advance.

        It all adds to the bottom line...

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      • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
        Originally Posted by MrWonton View Post

        Very, I've had lots of legitimate companies (or people representing them) approach me this way. (Not for the site in my sig btw)

        Knowing the Google standpoint on purchased links, they're surprisingly open about it.
        That's a good point to bring up in this thread as many who might sell links on their sites may not be sure of Google's stance on the matter. Here's the lowdown straigh from the horse's mouth:

        Paid links - Webmaster Tools Help

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  • Profile picture of the author aliva
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    Get in advance. If they scam then they will not offer you in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete Williams
    How did you get on with this? I've just been contacted by the same company.
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  • Profile picture of the author meshselect
    Thanks Mike, so how do i find out this chargeback timeframe with paypal?

    Could the scam be them sending you the money and then asking for it back in a few weeks, and praying that you'll be dumb enough not to delete their link?

    Man....I just wish the guy who started this thread would reply. It has been very hard to find any good info on this guys on the net.
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    Dude 335$ per month for a simple image add is not that bad
    i think you should accept them
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  • Profile picture of the author meshselect
    It just seems strange that this guy never came back to tell us how it went.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    You need to contact them and maybe negotiate for a fair price. I don't think it is a scam.
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