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does anyone read it? think it's funny? useful? read financial blogs period?

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is it fair to assume that none of you read dealbreaker.com then?

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Isn't it verboten for us to talk about other websites on this bulletin board? No I don't read dealbreaker.com.  I'm overloaded with too much to read as it is, so unless something really breaks through the noise I don't spend any time on it.

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I went to the site and my instant reaction was a site with a Superman theme on the start page is not going to be what I want.
But I looked around.  It's too busy.
The powerful websites have very little on the start page--they do not make it difficult to determine where they want to go for what they're looking for.
Look at the Google Start page--they could add all sorts of crap to it, a cartoon figure and so forth.

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I thought it was a little suspect...calling themselves an industry tabloid (or whatever it said).  Looks like a cheap imitation to the other major industry sites - like they're trying to intimidate and be somebody they're not. 
It would be like me dressing up in a green suit and pretending to be Incredble Hulk (no I) and saying how much I love my EDJ (not that I hate the firm, before I get attacked) office next to the Chinese restaurant and how great of a BOA Mary Lou is.

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interesting. what made you think they were trying to intimidate? and which other major industry sites do you mean? like the wall street journal? or other blogs?

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broker-editor wrote:interesting. what made you think they were trying to intimidate? and which other major industry sites do you mean? like the wall street journal? or other blogs?You wouldn't be trying to drive traffic to the website for some reason now, would you?**insert skeptical face emoticon here**

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joedabrkr wrote: broker-editor wrote:interesting. what made you think they were trying to intimidate? and which other major industry sites do you mean? like the wall street journal? or other blogs?You wouldn't be trying to drive traffic to the website for some reason now, would you?**insert skeptical face emoticon here**
I don't care what they say about you Joe, you're smarter than a canary--why you're almost up there with Mr. Ed.

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Imitate.  I don't think they're trying to intimidate.  I just think they're trying to piece together the "best parts" of other sites.

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Now why would I want to "drive" traffic to their site?
I'm an editor at Registered Rep. so that would certainly be an odd thing for me to try to do. You could say they are competition in a sense.

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broker-editor wrote:Now why would I want to "drive" traffic to their site?
I'm an editor at Registered Rep. so that would certainly be an odd thing for me to try to do. You could say they are competition in a sense. Yes it struck me as odd, too, which is exactly what made your post rather conspicuous......But then again I'm a skeptical kinda guy......

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Certainly nothing wrong with being skeptical. In the interest of full disclosure, then, if I didn't mention it before, the reason I asked is that we were considering including a blog in our ten to watch this year, the thought being that blogs change the speed with which information circulates, and the way it circulates. And this blog focuses primarily on financial services, and is run by a former investment banker who is relatively high-profile in the world of blogs -- Elizabeth Spiers. But of course, we can't say it is "one to watch" if there isn't any evidence that brokers/advisors are actually reading it. Thus my question. I do not know her personally, she does not have any kind of business relationship with Registered Rep., so the only motive here is to produce interesting editorial copy!  

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