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Vouchercode site uses Madeleine McCann picture to promote Portugal holidays

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  1. domainseller200 United Kingdom

    domainseller200 Well-Known Member

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    Never heard of Voucher Digg - presume it's some shit affiliate site.

    Reading around, I'd say it was well handled by Low Cost Holidays, and they look to have loads of new links being generated by it (on the upside) or a nightmare start to the week for someone!!
     
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    Linkbait hit a new low.

    There have been a few using natural disasters and the like before but this takes the biscuit.
     
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    Absolutely dreadful, really, really low.

    PS: See the site won't even load, I bet their bandwidth is being hammered.
     
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    Voucher Digg Group, Norwich according to whois. Very poor. :-(

    I reckon it's a student, if you look at address details.
     
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    I would really really like to hope that this is a student who simply hasn't done his homework than a deliberate attempt to gain a little publicity by someone who doesn't care what form that publicity takes.

    It's absolutely horrendous.
     
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    Well, it's had an impact. Here's what the site now says (appalling grammar and all)

     
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    Well, despite the appalling spelling and grammar mistakes, their apology does sound sincere enough.

    However what they haven't done is said what steps they will take to ensure it doesn't happen again. I'd want to know who was responsible and where they got the image from, then better practices need to be put in place to ensure that strict guidelines are followed when sourcing images in future.
     
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    Yep, foreign student it is then. ;)

    Excellent points, Lisa (welcome to AD by the way!). :)
     
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    Why thank you! They don't call me Sherlock Holmes for nothing you know ;)

    Well actually they don't but we won't get into that.
     
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    Looking at the backlink profile, they did some quite major work (££) on it, they will be kicking themselves that's for sure.
     
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