I’m In DMNews: Multivariate Testing Article (And a complaint)
Ian Lurie Jun 20 2008
An article I wrote about multivariate testing in PPC campaigns just got published in DMNews’ Search Marketing Guide [pdf].
You can read it in PDF here:
Stuck in the Dark Ages
So then someone from DMNews calls me, asking how I’ll take advantage of getting published.
I told her I’d like to put an image of the page up on my blog and company site with a link back to DMNews. I told her I’d capture the whole page, so DMNews would get exposure.
She said no, and that I’d have to pay $1100 to get the right to repost and resend it.
Bwah? So, you want to charge me to put a link to your site on my blog and put your logo in front of everyone?
All this does is give me incentive to not write for DMNews. I’d get more readers if the article got a Sphinn anyway.
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More