I recently learned of a tool called snip.ly that lets you put your call to action on someone else’s website. The premise is that you can take a web page – say, from Web.Search.Social – and when you share a link to that page via your social networks, someone can click and BAM! There’s a popup with your link or newsletter signup or product download right there on the Web.Search.Social site. Sounds cool, huh?
Well, just wait until you consider the fact that someone might be putting their calls to action on YOUR site or blog. And instead of signing up for YOUR email newsletter, your readers are now singing up for someone else’s newsletter. Or buying their product. Or contacting them. And you may not even know it’s happening.
In today’s podcast and accompanying article, we tackle this dilemma head on by talking to one of the founders of the tool and asking him, WTF?
Listen in and read the article to understand just what this tool does, and how to keep it from being used on your site if you’re not into sharing your home with strangers and letting them profit from your hard work.