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    More Cheesier Than Ever Cheesehead's Avatar
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    Shovel in the Face Penalty
    I propose a new phrase related to web promotion: The Shovel in the Face Penalty

    This is where you invest time and energy into improving a site or promoting a site (not spamming) and the result is a negative effect. So the shovel that you used to do all the work is then picked by whatever power that may be and flat end is used to give you a facial massage.

    Kind of smarts, doesn't it? But we keep pushing on anyway.
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead View Post
    But we keep pushing on anyway.
    yes, because sometimes the GoogleGods didn't notice the first time (may have been out to lunch) but would appreciate your work for some reason a little later.

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    I've always called that the frying pan penalty.
    -Don't criticize anyone til you've walked a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
    - Silence is golden. Duct Tape is silver.

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    I prefer to just call it water under the bridge and keep on rowing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh View Post
    I prefer to just call it water under the bridge and keep on rowing.
    I like that
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    I'm really enjoying this somewhat bizarre thread, Cheesehead! LOL!

    It's sort of a back-down-to-earth reality check on doing this business.

    But I have to admit, I appreciated davidh's "keep on rowing" comment the most in the final analysis.

    Best advice for anyone wanting to continue in this business -- keep on rowing (or shoveling, or frying, or ... etc.)
    Generate more fake news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by writerguy View Post

    But I have to admit, I appreciated davidh's "keep on rowing" comment the most in the final analysis.
    So do I, but I prefer to go full speed ahead and slap a motor on the back of my boat. LOL.
    -Don't criticize anyone til you've walked a mile in their shoes. Then when you do criticize them, you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
    - Silence is golden. Duct Tape is silver.

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    Keep on rowing, put a motor on it, throw stuff at the wall until something sticks....

    These are all valid affiliate and internet marketing techniques
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly View Post
    ... These are all valid affiliate and internet marketing techniques
    "Valid internet marketing techniques" -- I love it.

    No wonder this stuff is so hard to teach or learn, it's all the specialized techniques and arcane jargon.

    (Any time I can use the word "arcane" in a sentence, I feel that my college education is paying off.)
    Generate more fake news.

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    The sound of the shovel: http://www.ilovewavs.com/Effects/Cartoons/Bonk01.wav

    The silver lining to all this is that usually I respond by coming up with some innovative change that normally would not have happened.
    This World is Not My Home
    We're gonna go inside, we're gonna go outside, inside and outside. . . And then we're gonna go go go and we're not gonna stop til we get across that goalline! Quotes from the movie Rudy, 1993

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    These are all valid affiliate and internet marketing techniques.
    ROTFL!!
    Just remember:
    It ain't over 'til its over Yogi Berra
    (How many times have you walked away from a Yankees game in the 7th when they were down by 8-9 runs & found out the next day they won the game?)

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