What do YOU think?
I recently had what I will call a “support ticket exchange” after several sites I was not allowed to ad some sites to a particular TE because they are on the TE's “banned site list.” I thought 'hmmm why on EARTH is my blog on their banned list?'
So, I wrote a support ticket and got the following answer: "All (***) urls are banned because many of them contain Trojans.” The (***) in question is a tracker. While I respect the right of any TE owner to ban sites that he or she feels is bad for the TE, I question the business logic in banning an entire tracker. I can understand if it is some kind of strange “here today gone tomorrow” tracking service that indeed contains mostly virus prone links, but a tracker that is widely used by many in the industry?
As a user of the TE in question I have a decision to make. Do I simply shrug my shoulders and use another tracker for this TE? Or do I get offended because this throws an unexpected (and in my opinion, unnecessary) curve into my marketing plans and simply stop using this TE? Since I am a free member of this TE it may not matter much to the owner, but what if I was a marketer with a rather large budget looking for somewhere to invest my advertising dollars?
Actually, it should not matter if we have a large budget or a micro one, any money we spend in our business is an INVESTMENT, and should be treated as such by the one spending it, and should be RESPECTED as such by the person receiving it.
So again I ask the question: is banning all URLs from an entire tracking system because of a perceived threat (I say perceived because I have never heard of ANY TE owner having a problem with this tracker due to Trojans)?
What say you?
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John L. Brewer
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