Wow! I’m Number Five!

I was checking out some of the recent blog comments and noticed a pingback to my Google Whores article from

It seems the Stray Geek was inspired by my story and decided to do one himself. However, instead of focusing on Google whores, the geek made a list of the Internet’s biggest affiliate marketing whores.

The marketers on the list are:

  1. Jon –
  2. Darren Rowse –
  3. Kieron Donoghue –
  4. Jeremy Schoemaker –
  5. John Chow –
  6. Neil Durrant & Paul Knapp – Submission Technology
  7. Andrew Salmon –
  8. Simon Nixon –

I’m not exactly sure how the author came up with his ranking, or if that is even a ranking, but I was quite surprise to see myself on the list. Aside from stating the minimum income level for a Dot Com Mogul is $10,000 a month, I have never publicly stated what my actual internet income is. Still, the blog post is an interesting read and gives examples of some of the deals these marketers pulled off. I really like the story about Shoemoney trying to upload 20 million keywords into a PPC engine.

18 thoughts on “Wow! I’m Number Five!”

  1. Nomar says:

    Congratulations John 🙂

    thats good to see and some extra free advertising for your site !!

    nice !

  2. Ashok says:

    You are definately a dot com mogul.

  3. Gdog says:

    Wicked, well done!!

  4. Well done John, you’re doing well!

  5. Wes says:

    “I have never publicly stated what my actual internet income is.”

    I think you did by accident once already. I’m not going to blow up your spot about it but there is definitely a way to find it out from one of your posts. Email me if you want me to show you so you can take it down. 😉 (Unless you want to drop hints)

  6. StrayGeek says:


    Thanks for the link, I really appreciate it. Your blog is a huge inspiration to me, and I was chuffed to wake up and find I was featured on it.

    The link has come a bit soon since it’s the first article I’ve written for StrayGeek, but hopefully I can get a couple of articles out of the bag today and keep a few of the visitors your sending my way!

    Thanks again John,


    PS: The list is in estimated rank. There might be a couple of people out by one or two places but I think from traffic stats, and rumoured income, the list is about right.

    PPS: I will be showing off some of my research tools in a blog post some time soon – these tools were very helpful in putting the list together.

    Thanks again John, SG

  7. Leonard says:

    I do think his ranking is a little inaccurate, but nevertheless, the post was rather informative.

  8. Derrich says:

    Geez, John. You’re such a whoo-uh.

  9. Jon says:


    Wanna trade places? I’d gladly take 5th, and you can have my 1st spot. 😉

  10. Mubin says:

    Hey John:

    Been an avid reader for a while just wanted you to check out my new site , I didnt go with the blog because hell we arent all dot com moguls yet and not everyone wants to read about poor students.

  11. David Mackey says:

    Congratulations – or is it sorrow that is appropriate?

  12. Ian says:

    It’s cool you check out your readers blogs. Keep up the good postings.

  13. Aibek says:

    Wow John, Congrats!

  14. Ad Whore says:


    You are my idol! I love your articles and the way you seem to get to the nitty gritty of the industry. YOur article “Google Adsense Whores” inspired me to create a site that profiles people whoring their sites out or popular PPC programs, and Adsense, Affiliate programs, and YPN.


  15. Ha ha – the comment about Shoemoney trying to upload 20 million keywords cracked me up! Why doesn’t that surprise me, sounds exactly like something Shoe would grapple with.


  16. Jeff says:

    Wow phenomenal.. what’s your technorati ranking right now?

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