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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Is Sun Indirectly Paying for Blog Post Reviews?

Just saw this Google ad above – is that JavaFX contest by Sun a kind of paid blog posts scheme? (And if those were to contain non-nofollowed backlinks to, would that be against Google’s webmaster guidelines?)

The following bit is from Sun’s contest guidelines:

Complete the submission form and provide a URL to your blog describing your experience using JavaFX 1.2 SDK. The blog may be about your experience using JavaFX 1.2 SDK, its reliability, performance, manageability, ease of use, new features, a tutorial, tech tip, code sample, requests for enhancements or anything related to JavaFX 1.2 SDK. (...) By participating you give us the right to use the story on Sun’s web site and/or in other marketing promotions related to JavaFX. (...) Entries that are lewd, obscene, pornographic, disparaging of the Sponsor or otherwise contain objectionable material may be disqualified in the Sponsor’s sole and unfettered discretion.


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