So today I see a good post by some realtor east of me. I click on his link and open the blog post. Good catchy title. It appears that it may even be a great blog post. I click on the post and WALLLLAAAA....There it is!
I just decide to leave his post for good. I make note of his name because it's the third time I've been hijacked by him. You see, on his header bar, he intentionally puts the hyperlinks as the exact same color as his banner or bar. That means once I'm on his page,
I'm stuck. Really??? Is This Your Value Proposition?
People are asking where is this? On the header bar that has the hyperlinks from left to right that start with "University, Search, Groups,... and finishes with My Home."
They just make the link and the back ground color the same so that you can't find your way out.
I've posted about people who don't know the difference and who are accidentally doing this. It's usually a newbie. On my post, some lawyer said that he did it intentionally. My light switch turned on. I couldn't believe that some people do that intentionally.
I can't stand those who are doing this on purpose.
This realtor is pretty good on Active Rain. It's not like he's a newbie. He's pretty savvy with his site too, so I came to the conclusion after perusing his posts that this is intentional. This stuff drives me nuts. You're best value proposition is to trap people onto your site like a bad case of spam. I left the post and then blocked him.
Here's the bottom line:
- I came to your post because I wanted to read it;
- Ultimately, I'd like to read the post,
- Then comment on the post,
- Then leave....
But when you take away the part of allowing me to leave, I won't even come...anymore...EVER!
I want to add value to people. I want to serve people. People can come and go on my site as they please. My value proposition isn't the mouse trap that is like Hotel California...you can check in, but you can't check out. So Mr. Big Shot A.R. hijacker, go hijack another traveler because my travels will never fly your airline again.
I referred 16 contracts out last year to some great realtors. Even if I wanted to, I couldn't refer you business since you want to to trap your clients, not serve them.