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Newspaper Articles and Affiliate advertising

Here’s one that should have been filed under ‘morality or otherwise’. Bizarrely, this all started when I saw a story that grabbed my attention on semoz entitled “How I got a link on CNN“. It was a very enticing headline with shades of espionage and “shaken not stirred”. But alas, it was nothing more than honest to goodness hard work and recognition in a particular field of the Author that got him the article and the link. Anyway, from that article –  one link lead to another and on to a piece, the thrust of this article was about a journo allegedly accepting a ‘bribe’ to get a web link into a story in a national paper. That I will park there until there is a little more evidence and hard fact than was contained in a particularly speculative story. But it did lead further to some interesting information regarding what some might see as the sharper end of practice in a particular newspapers/newspaper website. The Daily Telegraph ran an article on March 7th entitled “Top 50 internet websites to save you money”. The piece goes on to further split the fifty into smaller subcategories Top five Comparison websites or…