Originally Posted by Waterwayguy
So the $300.00+ software
you sell on your site, splashed all over the front page, does not count but ads on other sites, including this one, somehow makes them tainted? Just want to clarify. Chuck
There are no banner ads in our guidebook. We do sell software
that supports the ActiveCaptain data - that's true. We're quite upfront about it and everyone knows that. We don't then have reviews
showing why one software product is better than another especially ones that we don't sell.
Waterway Guide, on the other hand, takes expensive advertisements and then provides written commentary/editorial outside the ads about those facilities - generally saying how wonderful they are. And even worse, they then charge every boater for the privilege
of owning the book full of ads! At least when I read an advertising-filled boating
magazine, they give me the magazine for free.
Please Chuck - show me one negative sentence in any of your 6 guidebooks
representing thousands of pages of text about any marina that has an ad in the guidebook. Just one sentence.