[theme-reviewers] Question regarding SEO/SPAM - related domains
mario at peshev.net
Thu Dec 22 12:49:20 UTC 2011
To be completely honest, I don't mind these URLs at all. For one very
specific reason - no matter what the author is, what kind of business does
he/she does - there is a theme submitted to the free repository and users
can take advantage of that right.
Yet again, there is this point that says "no spam/seo seeded links" - and I
can't tell what is spam and what - no.
As Chip said - personal blog is fine. But it could be entirely spam seeded
(affiliate page) too. Or site with 'freeandpremiumwordpressthemesdotorg'
which is (somehow) clean.
Also, if my company is named after "Free WP Themes" Ltd, so this means that
everything is all set no matter of the site content. Or not?
Training and Consulting Services @ DevriX
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 2:39 PM, James Laws <jamielaws at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think that's kind of my thought in the end. The domain can't say it all
> on it's own. Even in the ultra spammy version you started this thread
> with: free travel website templates dot com, If this is the author URI
> and there business is specific to the travel industry than this is possible
> just a great domain for them. I wouldn't want it but it's their business.
> domain name + site content (Otto's explanation) = whether a domain or link
> is appropriate or not.
> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 7:30 AM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 6:14 AM, Mario Peshev <mario at peshev.net> wrote:
>> > I've always found too blurry the area of SEO/SPAM related domains and
>> > in Author/Theme URI + footer credit links. Currently looking at a theme
>> > linked to free travel website templates dot com - as author URI + footer
>> > link. Is it subject to guidelines violation?
>> If you have to ask the question, then I would say that it is a violation.
>> The page at the Theme URI should be about the theme, specifically.
>> The page at the Author URI should be about the author, or their
>> company, or their consulting service, etc. Leeway is allowed here, but
>> the point is that the URI must be about that person who created the
>> theme in some way. A personal blog is fine. A site advertising that
>> person's business or company is fine. A site that guy built which is
>> covered with affiliate links is not.
>> Footer links must be one of the above, and not linked using misleading
>> terms (seo link-spam).
>> IMO, a site is spam when looking at it does not benefit the person
>> doing the looking in any real way.
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