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I continue to fight Payday Loan and Dodgy Financial sites from advertising on my site (mostly blocking them on Adsense). Still, I continue to get deluged with SPAMMY comments and “cold call” e-mails (and guest post requests) asking if they can advertise on my site. To me, it is a moral quandary.

So far, I have held off letting any of the online payday loan sites advertise on my site just because I cannot abide by them and view them as Modern Day Loan Sharks (maybe I should be trying to do some SEO stuff with that moniker). A friend asked me, “Why do you care?” and I guess I shouldn’t. However, I have a lot of problems with these companies.

Moral Quandary, or the Trolly Problem

Today, I received yet another request to advertise on Canadian Financial Place from a payday loan site, and they asked what my rate would be for an advertisement. Now I am mulling over maybe the best way to make these people pay is to make them PAY me. I don’t know. It seems pretty slimy to me, but then again, money is money, but that opens the whole “Ends justify the means” argument that maybe I can’t entirely deal with.

I’ll keep you guys posted. It’s just an interesting quandary. I would appreciate any opinions in the comments.

Moral Quandary

Epilogue: After a short thought, I resolved not to allow this “advertising” on any of my sites. If I permit any Guest Posts, it will be from folks I know and respect. I continue to receive countless e-mails about this, but I ignore them (even with five different follow-ups). Guess I’ll never be an influencer.

What do you think?

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