My site has been around since 1998, and has a very large viewership and a good deal of traffic.

Apparently it wasn’t enough to join the TextLinkAds network:

We are sorry but the inventory you have suggested has been declined at this time. The main reasons inventory is declined is:

-The website does not have enough link popularity.
-The website does not have enough traffic.
-The website is currently selling text link ads.

*Please note that our algorithm that accepts or rejects inventory submissions can make mistakes and if you feel the above criteria does not accurately describe your website, please reply to this email asking for further review by our editorial staff.

*Please note that you can still make money with Text Link Ads Affiliate Program! Simply follow this link:…

So, in my usual sarcastic manner, I replied:

That’s fantastic that you declined my site to be a part of your network …. and still allow me the ability to promote your company on my site?

I am sorry, but I decline your offer based on the following reasons:

1) Your site has no reputation with me – I clicked it on a lark to see if there was any actual money to be made with you.
2) I can’t in good conscious promote a service that I haven’t tried and found to be good.
3) You can’t count and/or have arbitrary standards for the terms ‘popular’ and/or ‘enough’.
4) I refuse to destroy one revenue source on the possibility that it will allow me to get another one (“Throw me the idol and I’ll throw you the rope.” Yeah right!).

Please note that your acceptance algorithm is rude and obnoxious, and doesn’t explain itself very well.

Your address to my site can be found below, in case you ever want to visit an interesting and engaging website in the future.


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