At 2/21/10 06:12 PM, citricsquid wrote:
Is it lame for a site to pay for traffic? armorgames is paying for people to post "RT Make sure to follow @ArmorGames for the very best in FREE online games. Anyone want to Crush a Castle?? http://armorgames.com/vMww " on twitter.
It's a bit of an unusual thing to do (the twittering, that is), but getting traffic is essentially the goal of any website. The more traffic they obtain, the more successful the website, so it makes sense that they pay for anything that achieves this. I mean, they don't just sponsor games to be nice.
Sure, it seems lame now, but if it works, loads of websites will be doing it soon. Like asking for Diggs or for people to join on Facebook (apart from ArmorGames are now using money as a catalyst).