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What? It’s a novelty for us. We live in Southern California. Humor me.
Last night in Ladera Ranch, it was in the hi 40′s. Down in San Diego, it was wet and cold. Brrrr!
Okay. That’s it. I’m going back to New Jersey where the weather is normal!
I can’t believe Southern Californians even own proper snow gear!
we were on vacation in colorado. but we’re from socal and we are easily amused at the white wet stuff
You have two of the cutest children ever.
So happy they got to see the snow.
Now that you are all back home, does your hubby still hate CO?
Glad you made it to Colorado, that’s P.U.B’s home. The Bloggers Union advises Publishers currently using or considering embedding Lijit Search into their content: Lijit’s viability as a functioning entity is questionable.
P.U.B. basis this alert these facts:
1. Public releases from Lijit and other news sources put Lijit’s total money raised beside live revenue at under $20 Million over the last 24 months.
2. Lijit has refused to offer transparency its financial condition or revenue from advertising on Publisher’s Blogs.
3. The current economic environment demands both transparency from revenue based providers like Lijit; and due diligence from the Bloggers Union on avoiding potential content disaster for Publishers.
P.U.B. continues to take heat asking hard questions for our Publishers, including threats of legal action against the bloggers union by organizations like Lijit, because it’s simply the right thing to do in this economic environment for publishers. P.U.B. would rather pro actively protect Publishers now, then be answerable to publishers after companies like Lijit fail and leave that result for Publishers to contend with concerning their content.
What to do:
1) Have a back up.
If you are a publisher either using Lijit Search or considering it, have a back up plan using a publicly traded search option on your blog or blog network. Publicly traded companies are obligated by law to have a degree of transparency concerning their financial position.
2) Ask the same hard questions of Lijit and other revenue based blog vendors.
Contact these companies seeking use of your content directly. Ask what their financial position is, and what their guidance moving forward for 2009 and 2010 and beyond is.
P.U.B. will continue to post on these issues for our Publishers
Thanks for stopping by Barney.
I’m entirely confused by your concern with Lijit.
#1 if Lijit were not viable, as you say…and were to disappear tomorrow- how exactly would I be at risk? Are you attempting to insinuate my blog would disappear? hahahahahaha. There is no threat to my content or anything else if that were the case. I would simply remove that tool bar up on top. and people would go back to using the google. I’m still laughing, btw.
#2 Lijit isn’t using my content. In no way, shape, or form is my blog on lijit. It’s searchable VIA lijit. Search terms and search results are used by lijit. So if you are worried they are making money off my # 1 search term “mommyblogger business” then I suggest you also take up your case with google. Because holy shit! They are searching me too! And …OMG! They are making money off my content! At least Lijit does it better and make it about me and my blog, not the whole internet.
#3 I gave lijit permission when I signed on. It’s there. In black and white. I clicked yes and everything. I can turn it off at any time. I never gave google permission and they seem to keep indexing my ass.
#4 We all know who you are and that you are a disgruntled ex employee. As they say, word gets around.
#5 I love Lijit and the fine people who work there. They have been NOTHING but transparent and honest in their dealings with bloggers. You sir, with your background WITH Lijit- have not.
I”m being kind by leaving your comment up. It’s riddled with inaccurate statements- I suggest you correct them or face me banning your IP and deleting your sorry ass all together.
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