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How Much Are You Worth To an Online Lead-Gen Site? 83

jfruh writes "You may remember the tale of the blogger who found that an infographic he'd put on his site was the front end of an SEO spam job. Well, he's since followed the money to figure out just who's behind this maneuver: the for-profit college industry. He discovered that the contact info of someone who expresses interest in online degree programs can be worth up to $250 to an industry with a particularly sleazy reputation."
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How Much Are You Worth To an Online Lead-Gen Site?

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  • by WrecklessSandwich ( 1000139 ) on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @06:09AM (#42335297)
    Is that as opposed to an Offline Lead-Gen Site?
  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday December 19, 2012 @07:54AM (#42335639)

    I don't know why people bother with the scam that is the US education system. There are plenty of places around the world that are not part of the bubble.

    A distance-learning Master's degree, from a reputable university in England, costs between $5000 and $10,000 and can be easily completed in two years. A distance learning Bachelor's degree, from the Open University (the people who invented distance learning) can be had for as little as $24,000.

    Why pay a fortune to a bullshit third tier school in the USA, when you can get a better education from a better school for a fraction of the price?

You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.