22 Dec 2005

Who does SEX, DRUGS, and GAMBLING …. SEO?

I know it sounds fun, Sex, drugs, and gambling…but we don’t do SEO for those industries…not that I’ve got anything against them…hey, I’ve been known to do all 3….but as far as SEO, they all seem pretty competitive. I tend to think that in order to succeed in these arenas, you’d need a bunch of sites…older the better, and are pretty dark shade of grey to have a chance at competing….maybe I’m wrong.

In any case, we tend to get leads for those types of sites, and again, I’ve just been ingoring those leads.

I bring it up because I just got a Gambling lead (new site too) who wants SEO. I’m not touching it – would you?

Is there anyone out there that does SEO in these areas and wants these leads?


  1. quadszilla December 22, 2005 at 10:28 PM

    I do Adult, send those leads to me.

  2. Jim December 22, 2005 at 10:30 PM


    Ok…who does gambling and drugs?

  3. esoos December 23, 2005 at 3:44 AM

    >Sex, drugs, and gambling… …hey, I’ve been known to do all 3

    It’s when you try to do them all at the same time that things get out of control =]

    The legal issues surrounding gambling seem to leave the SEO in murky waters when it comes to promoting the site, at least in the US. I’ve often wondered how big an issue that is, since you seldom hear about it.

  4. martinovitch December 23, 2005 at 5:35 AM

    I’m from Amsterdam, so u can send the other ones to me 😉

  5. Nick December 23, 2005 at 5:50 AM

    I’m happy to do Poker… so long as the person I’m working with has a medium to large budget.

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  8. Janet December 23, 2005 at 7:03 AM

    I have my own gambling sites, and have actually pushed a couple sites into the top serps for competitive phrases without doing anything greyer than link trading.

    The days when you could do with a new site is in the past, I think.

    Had great traffic = got hijacked on google, have content stolen daily. Top of yahoo serps for awesome, 2 word phrases = more content stolen. (you realize there are scripts that run the serps and scrape content from top 10 sites) These days I spend as much much time hunting down scraper sites who are stealing my content, and dealing with them one way or another.

    I get a report from copyscape weekly, and man, it’s nausiating.

    I wouldn’t touch a brand new gambling site who wants white hat SEO these days, unless they’re prepared to do a shit load of work on their own for months and months and are prepared to do what it takes to establish the site as an “authority” in google’s eyes.

    Wouldn’t hurt a bit be using an old domain, either.

    MSN is still really easy – Yahoo is, too, but it’s trippin lately.

    Seems the majority of the top affiliates who are not black-hat are very grey and have 200+ sites, full time staff for linking alone…

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