Why the John Chow strategy ain’t good?
I know a lot of blogger likes the JohnChow.com strategy. John Chow practically propelled himself to blog stardom in less than a year and thru his marketing campaigns, went into the Technorati Top 100 list (although he wasn’t actually hand-picked). So, why did I say that the “John Chow Strategy” isn’t good for anyone else?
He used to run linkback contests such as the “Make Money Online” Googlebomb. Well, his link back promotion got him a Google penalty. Yep, that “review me and I’ll post a link back to your blog” has actually backfired. Now, if you search for the name “John Chow” on Google, his blog will not even show on the frontpage. See John’s explanation on this here.
So, a fair warning to fellow bloggers who join or are actually doing the same strategy. This example might have answered Andrew’s earlier post on link trains and such.