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3/22/06

PRWEB.com using shady tactics?

I get news alerts from google alerts and open those that interest me. I love the service and getting news based on the keywords I suggest.

Today, I was viewing news about domain names and a link came up to a press release that looked interesting. I clicked on it and read the story, then went to close my browser window, another window popped up. I closed it, another popped up, then another and another in a constant loop.

I had to control+alt+delete to turn off all the different browser windows I was using to do my work with in order to escape the trap.

If prweb.com uses these tactics to claim wider distribution of their press releases than they really have, then they are a scam. If they are using this method to generate false impressions they then relay that information to their clients as proof they are doing a good job, then they are a fraud.

If, and I repeat IF, their webmaster just made some ignorant mistake in the code, then I'll give them the benefit of the doubt, however, with my knowledge of html, there is no accidental way to create an exit console, then another, then another, etc. etc.

As far as I'm concerned I would never use a pr company that would use this sort of tactic to generate false results. What you do is up to you.

by Chris McElroy
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