Seriously, because he’ll blow his fat mouth on Tech Crunch. The only saving grace of this article is that Tech Crunch readers are the same demographic that generally have ad blockers installed.
Dear affiliate marketers: Stop letting Dennis Yu guest post on your blog.
On to the article …
If you haven’t read it, it basically accuses any affiliate offer on Facebook as being spam. Or scam. Apparently the two words are interchangeable, so it doesn’t matter. (Paying for clicks = spamming somehow…) He goes into great detail on the Facebook ecosystem. Almost painful detail.
The gist of the article is Yu hating on game traffic. This makes no fucking sense. Either pay money to update your three-legged goat in Farmville, or sign up for some fucking Blockbuster. If you’re playing the game then the designers have a right to make money. You think those developers and designers for the game are free? You think those server costs for millions of hits a month are going to pay themselves? The developers of these games do not come up with them out of the goodness of their own fucking heart.
You don’t pick up the latest Madden at the store and walk out without paying for it, do you?
Stop Snitching: The Dennis Yu Agenda
If you haven’t noticed, Dennis Yu has popped up almost everywhere. He’ll guest post on your blog like it’s going out of style. His only agenda of course, is to get readers to his blog where he tries to leverage the traffic into his local lead gen company.
So if you’re chatting it up with Yu, make sure you keep a lid on anything that might be deemed as “scammy” by him, cause he’s sell out the whole industry for personal gain.
Give Back the Money!
Dennis Yu’s local lead gen division isn’t profitable. Fact. Inside sources bitch. It can’t be profitable until it’s scaled to a certain level. So how does he keep the wheels turning …?
Gee… could it be affiliate marketing?
BlitzLocal is no longer in the business of spam, but they do specialize in Facebook advertising and are now using the platform they’ve developed to run campaigns for big brands and small businesses.
When did that happen? 2 days before you wrote the Tech Crunch article?
Now all the sudden, Yu is too good for affiliate marketing. Maybe he hit a tipping point in his business and doesn’t need it anymore – so shit, might as well sell out the whole industry to get some visitors to his local lead gen blog. So you used affiliate marketing as a stepping stone – perfectly fine. But if you are going to shit on everyone on the way out, give the fucking money back. Seriously. Or donate it all to charity. Shit, you could’ve kept it too and no one would’ve cared but you had to go yappin on Tech Crunch.
This would be like me, working for the mafia for a few years. I made some money breaking knee caps, and after a while I retired from the game. But I need money to pay the mortgage because I’m not smashing bricks into people’s heads anymore. “OH!! I’ll write a best-selling novel on my experiences – naming names, outlining the shit I did, and generally pissing off everyone I’ve ever worked with!”
Don’t get me wrong… plenty of shadiness in this industry that needs to be exposed. But this is just too far.