Did You Receive an Email From TeachStreet?

I’ve received many e-mails this evening from members of GeneaBloggers about a request to participate in a “featured blogger” program at TeachStreet.

As we’ve recommended to genealogy bloggers in the past, always make sure you understand the source of any award, recognition or link request before you commit. Also check to see if that site is already using your content or linking to it.

I’m happy to report that in this instance, unlike many past instances, TeachStreet has been upfront about its process of “framing” content from blogs and other sources.  My contact at TeachStreet has assured me and several other genealogy bloggers that TeachStreet will remove any content or links on request.

The goal here at GeneaBloggers is to get you the best information possible so that you can make a decision regarding your blog, its growth and development and your blog’s reputation. Whenever you receive emails asking for reciprocal links or offering you an award or recognition, make sure you do your homework.

Just like your genealogy research – consider the source!

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

6 thoughts on “Did You Receive an Email From TeachStreet?

  1. I received an email from TeachStreet. I requested that marketing guy remove my blog from his listing. He promptly did so.

    A possible factor for his immediate response might be the thought of having all 1,700 of us write to him overnight.

    Thanks to Schelly for immediately alerting us, even though she is in London at the Who Do You Think You Are? Live! event.

  2. I didn’t get that one but I got another one tonight from ‘OnlineColleges’ or something, with a subject line of “We love jgen.ws!” and offering me the chance to give a link from my site to their one page of ‘genealogy resources’ which they said was a result of their intensive research. I guess they think ‘we’ don’t know what ‘intensive research’ is.

  3. I also received the one from OnlineColleges. Looked a bit “fishy”, so I just deleted it.

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