Back in October 2005, I launched Affilipedia, a wiki intended to be “the Affiliate Marketing Encyclopedia.” Today, I am saddened to announce the passing of the site.
Affilipedia was a non-commercial endeavor with the objective of defining the affiliate marketing space via the contributions of folks in the industry.
Unfortunately, the Web 2.0 doors swung open for affiliate marketers to submit articles and update terminology in the space, and nobody came.
Well, some people were there regularly. Adult, pharmaceutical, and ringtone spammer skells regularly overwrote content with their links. I was banning IPs for breakfast each day with these characters.
They shouldn’t shed a tear – all of their garbage links automatically had the nofollow attribute on them.
Anyhow, maybe it was the name (“sounds rather like some dreadful illness or worse, some heinous crime” – ThreadWatch), lack of need for it, or whatever. But that’s that for my wiki experiment.