Today I decided to permanently Remove TLA and their Plugin after finding out that Google Penalizes websites who sells Links. I had known this rule for quite sometime now but I never really cared too much about it. The only thing that’s on my mind when I was selling text link ads is the fact that:
“Textlink ads is the one who is selling the links – NOT ME.”
with this belief, and The Fact that it’s one of the reasons why my site is making money, I kept on accepting links for my site for almost 5 months now. My site wouldn’t have made it’s $120 milestone if it wasn’t for TLA. that’s why I couldn’t help but get disappointed. :-(
they say that those who are Playing with google is Playing with fire and those who plays with fire… could get burned. and I just can’t imagine my site without google’s traffic and there is NO WAY that I could Trade that Traffic for $20. and that’s Why I decided to permanently say goodbye to text link ads. especially now that My site is still on the google search results.
but don’t get me wrong here – I am still in full support of Text link ads. I will still Recommend their service for those who are looking to make money from their blogs but of course, a “nofollow” tag will always be intact.
I couldn’t say that 100% of TLA publishers gets Penalized by google. I still see sites out there who are STILL getting away with it. you could say that they “just got lucky” but one thing’s for sure – if you’re planning to monetize your site with Text link ads, be EXTREMELY careful and think twice before doing it.