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text-link-ads com are dishonest!

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by alexr64, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. alexr64

    alexr64 Newbie

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    Hi to all!

    I generally don't like to post just to complain about something but TLA (text-link-ads) really pissed me off! They deserve some bad publicity!

    I have a blog that's been around since 2001, PR 4, LOTS of backlinks, 3000 unique visitors a day... I wanted to monetise my site and thought I should try Text Link Ads - TLA (text-link-ads ). Originally I set a ridiculously low price for advertisers to get a spot on my blog. I was making like $4 per ad spot. All the spots sold out quickly and I realised I wasn't asking for enough money. When I contacted the TLA support, they told me I could NOT increase the pricing otherwise they would not allow my site to sell text link ads anymore. WTF are you serious! There's section on their website for you to raise the price but apparently it only applies to NEW spots sold. The current advertizers were getting a crazy good deal so obviously they would NOT cancel. Even if I raise the price, I'm still gonna make $4 per ad spot! That's RIDICULOUS!

    The person I was speaking to via email was absolutely unprofessional! He didn't care, didn't put any effort and you could really feel like my questions were annoying him. HORRIBLE SUPPORT! And everything is anonymous, they never use names so you can't point fingers at anyone. The person ended up deleting my TLA account cause I was asking too many questions? WTF Seriously? Grow up!

    Any information on their site that says I won't be able to sell ads anymore if I increase the price? NO!

    TLA (text-link-ads ) seriously needs to rethink how they do business, improve their support and treat their partners and customers with more respect.

    Alex
     
  2. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I used tla for ages, they have been good to me.

    I believe when you add a URL, they give you a recommended budget, it's up to you if you change it.

    I know they normally let you change pricing, but I guess if you already sold at certain price it's difficult.

    Also think you must have done something to instigate them closing your account - especially for them to forsake the income you were bringing.
     
  3. tami6699

    tami6699 Regular Member

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    I am sure, that you haven't read the info from the support carefully.

    1 time / month, you can change the price:

    Click on:
    View / edit your site (left)

    Then u see your domain(s).

    Click right on:
    Show details

    Then u see TLA symbol and the price.
    If you click on the "?" (right from the price) u can read:

    Update the price of your package. You may only update your package price once a month.
     
  4. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    Meh. Fuck these cunts. It's not like they are the only business in town. Fuck them. Fire them. Forget about them. Move on. The world is absolutely chock-full of low-life motherfuckers, and you'll go crazy is you let even one of them slow you down.

    Send the cunts a copy of this post right here. It's the 1st and last impression a disinterested observer is going to have of them, and their business methods. And then move on.

    Why not ad-sense?
     
  5. tami6699

    tami6699 Regular Member

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    Do u feel well?

    If you don't know the difference between AdS and TLA - google it.
     
  6. alexr64

    alexr64 Newbie

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    With been with TLA for 2 years and I've usually had a good experience and even met with them during the Wordpress WordCamp in Montreal so I'm also surprised they shutdown my account instead of trying to find a solution. Maybe if my site had been a little more valuable in their inventory...

    If a publisher makes a mistake and under values their ad spot pricing, if all spots have already been sold, it's impossible to augment the price? Or if a person signs up with a PR3 website and in time is able to grow its audience and get to a PR5, this website is also stuck at the original pricing? The only way to raise the price is if the advertisers willingly cancel their spot (unlikely to happen!).

    That's my problem with TLA. It just doesn't make sense that a publisher couldn't raise the price for the current advertisers.

    Anyone knows a good alternative to TLA?