Why would I want to be Minti?

by doodaddy on February 2, 2008

There’s so much about this blog world I just don’t understand. Just as a for-instance, I signed up for Minti.com a few months ago, ’cause it seemed like everyone was doing it. (Hello, MyBlogLog, Cre8buzz, Alexa, and so many others!)

Now, you may remember that I was really excited about being the only Google hit for "organic look for the 9" — so excited, in fact, that I Googled it again today.

Minti came up first. I clicked and got my post, verbatim, with a few words chopped off the end and a link that said "this post is from my other blog." And, of course, the page was topped with Minti’s ads.

So — why exactly would I want that? I know, I signed up for it, it’s my own fault, but that seems a little weird, them just re-posting my content like that. (And getting a higher Google ranking than me, to boot!)

Sigh. Is there a book or something that explains all these sites and why or why not to join them?

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Avery February 2, 2008 at 2:36 pm

No, but if you wrote one, I bet you could make millions! I’m just as confused as you.

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Clay Cook March 14, 2008 at 7:51 pm

Hi Doodaddy,

I am one of the co-founders of Minti, stumbled across your blog post in technorati.

Claiming your blog on Minti increases it’s exposure to the Minti community which I am guessing is an excellent target market for your blog.

The reason we truncate your blog post is so that we push traffic to your website.

I am sorry our blog claim came up higher in Google than yours.

I hope your blog claim on Minti is increasing traffic to your blog.

Kindest
Clay Cook

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