Q: You have called out some of the “free ringtone” scammers, but the guy that runs Elite Retreat is the worst of all. Look at his forum at sprintusers.com/forum. Those sponsored ringtones are not free – why haven’t you called him out? Is he your friend? Is what he’s doing OK? Because if it is I want to do it.
A: “Janet” – I replied to the e-mail you used to submit your question to try and get more details, but it was fake and bounced back to me.
Anyhow, I’ve reported on folks that were bidding on terms related to free ringtones after some cursory searches in Google and Yahoo! There are most assuredly many more people breaking the rules than I’ve come across. I didn’t look too deep to find my examples.
As far as Lee Dodd’s SprintUsers.com forum, I am guessing you are referring to the Google AdSense ads near the top of the page, as they are focused on ringtones. If that’s the case, it’s Google who determines the ads served.
I have AdSense on the AffiliateTip.com homepage (where my latest blog headlines are featured) and there may well have been free ringtone ads displayed there at times – triggered by the content of my headlines.
As far as why I haven’t “called him out”, I am not aware of anything forbidden on his part.
Is he your friend?
Is what he’s doing OK?
As far as I can tell.