Look - I get it. We all hope that somewhere, some time a client is going to become aware of what we do and connect with us on it. I'm in sales. I'm all about it.
But here's what bugs me. I was thinking about this a few minutes ago while finishing off a whole chicken from the WalMart deli. (I started it last night by the way.....)
So someone wants to slip an ad in here. What's the big deal? Am I so uptight that my eyes can not deal with someone wanting to sell me something? Nope. Heck - I bet we all have thousands of products flashed at us throughout the day. So being advertised to is not what has me so bunched up at the moment.
It's the idea that someone is going to come here, pose a "somewhat" relevant topic, get a conversation going and then POW! WHAMO! BLAM! All of a sudden - here their product is - a perfect solution to the dilemmas uncovered in the discussion. Awesome!
Well guess what spammers? I'm paid to know what's going on. Being observant is a key to who I am. So when you try to dupe me - I'm offended. I'm not an idiot. You may be able to trick a few people to click on your link - but when they get there - they're not too happy about it.