November 2, 2009 -
Oh God! Your are NOT going to believe what I just read. Yet
again, maybe you will. First, let me just say that for
anyone unfamiliar with this blog, you should know that one
of Sweetie's (yours truly) major pet peeves are when
bonehead webmasters write up articles about online casinos
strictly for search engine optimization purposes, and yet
provide no useful content whatsoever.
Case in point is this op-ed article I just read. In it,
the author (I won't say which website, sparing them the
embarrassment and free web traffic) optimistically
predicts that the swine flu outbreak in North America
will increase activity at online casinos. They go into a
couple of tortuous paragraphs attempting to rationalize
why the swine flu will encourage land-based casino
gamblers to stay indoors and get their betting fix on at
online casinos instead, while those people who are
boarding themselves away indoors, yet never having
gambled online, will likely look form some entertainment
to consume the hours of boredom staring out the window
watching swine flu victims stagger by on the sidewalk.
It's just not right, right? First off, it makes online
casinos look like blood thirsty, unethical slime bags.
And while lots of them are indeed that, the
best online casinos in business are not. Sure, they
like taking your money - and that's gambling. But to
celebrate the fact that the swine flu will increase
business is just straight up wrong. Granted, the author
of this particular article expressed hope that the swine
flu would pass without anyone being "harmed", yet it
cannot overshadow the expressed celebration of increased
business because of the swine flu.
Now, maybe sometimes gambling portal webmasters think
they are writing interesting and unique content, putting
a spin on things to try and drum up some keyword
optimized content for their websites. But the reality of
the situation is that they end up doing more damage than
good for the online gambling industry. C'mon people.
There is so much going on in the online gambling world,
you don't have to look far at all for news articles.
Of course, if you're only promoting a handful of online
casinos, you can only say so much. In that case, don't
try make every article a "slick" attempt to advertise
for your affiliated online casinos while trying to
optimize your website. It simply does not work. In fact,
it turns people off. They are smarter than that. You are
doing the online gambling industry an injustice if you
propagate this type of nonsensical content. Report the
facts and the industry will get the regulation and
accreditation it needs to thrive in an increasingly
government controlled world.
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