By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
An interesting and funny email arrived in my gmail inbox today. It was headed “Your Marijuana Site” and included a link request to another site. My Marijuana Site? WTF?
(photo credit: gecko.juice)
The email begins…
As I was surfing around msn , I discovered your website: https://planetc1.com I am trying to add as many informative websites as possible to my site. Which in turn will benefit my users as well as provide you with relevant traffic to your site. I have a website with about 5,000 – 7,000 people on it per day who fit the same demographic as your site.
That was followed by a request to link back (reciprocal link exchange) to the homepage of the referring site.
I found this sentence rather amusing…
Some website owners do not like when other sites link to them so I thought I might ask for your review.
Since when is Planet Chiropractic a Marijuana Site? I thought that was odd. Interesting link exchange request though. The link back was tracked to see if I’d follow through and visit the other site. That approach alone could be worth some traffic. Mind you this was an unsolicited email I received.
I did a Marijuana search on the blog and a few posts did come up but I didn’t realize anything was in the SERPs. There was this Drug Free Great T-Shirt to Wear at Your Chiropractors postin which marijuana was mentioned, this Medical Marijuana MD Referrals post regarding local MDs soliciting new patients from chiropractors, this School Kid Saying No to Drugs post (an image I find funny to this day) of a minor stoned on prescription meds, this Popular Keywords in Alternative Medicine Category post (which is simply a summary of top alternative health keywords), and this Miscellaneous Mail before Thanksgiving post regarding marketing materials being received at my Los Angeles Chiropractic office.
OK, more Mary Jane posts than I realized, but most only mentioned the word once or twice. I searched PC News archives and 8 more posts including the term Marijuana where in results.
There was a recent Marijuana Medicine Practices Are Hazy and Confusing post regarding facilities in California, West Los Angeles Marijuana vending machines (wonder how business is for them), and a few other posts that included the green sticky bud ganga term.
Wonder what I’ll get link requests for next, my Vaccines Website?