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Andreas just sent over this new site which creates mirrors of stories that hit the Digg frontpage and you can earn a revshare on the clicked ads on the mirrors you create. The site is LynxCache and pays out 25% of clicked ads. The basic thought is that many sites go down when they hit the frontpage of Digg due to the traffic load.
Here’s how it works. You signup for an account and begin to hunt on Digg for stories you think will make the frontpage. Then you load the actual story into lynxcache and it generates a new link for the actual story (not the Digg link). Then you hop back over to Digg and post the lynxcache link as a comment. The idea is to get the comment up as high as possible. If the story hits the Digg frontpage and goes down due to the traffic, Diggers might head to your lynxcache version and if they click an ad, you earn 25% of the revenue.
Here’s a comparison using a story from ReadWriteWeb:
- LynxCache mirror page
- Actual story page on RWW
As you can see, the cache version is lynx – just text. There are no links to the actual story page except in a batch of 100+ links at the bottom of the story – not one link is active except the Google ads. And the cached pages do show up in Google.
So what do ya’all think about this service? Yay or nay?