Many of you probably noticed that at the bottom of most blog posts you’re now seeing links to EpicSki.com. For example “See peer reviews of Ski Backpacks at Epicski.com.” Step back through a few posts and you’ll see what I mean. Or just click on the post title above to see the “full post” and you’ll see the EpicSki links at the bottom.
Those links are injected by EpicSki based on post tags, and are a form of link exchange intended to give WildSnow and EpicSki some cross traffic. They also might have some search engine benefit, but that’s probably a wash.
Could some of you guys check those out, and see if they’d be of any use?
Also, what’s your opinion of EpicSki? Is “partnering” with them something you’re comfortable with Wildsnow doing?
Please leave a comment as to your opinion, or send me an email via the contact link in menu above.
My mission with WildSnow is to put NOTHING in a blog post that’s not of some use or at least interest to the backcountry skier reader. If many of those links are irrelevant or cluttering things up let me know. If they’re useful, let me know.
I can turn the exchange off tomorrow, or let it run.
The links use quite a bit or real estate and are in effect stamped by the reputation of WildSnow.com (a reputation created by you commenters and guest bloggers), so this is an important issue for everyone.
Thanks all! I couldn’t do this without you…
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.