I receive an e-mail every day from Google listing new webpages they've found with the word "Coutts." More often than not the new pages involve Russell Coutts and the world of sailing.
Today's e-mail contained about a dozen links to blog postings about "Courtesy of Coutts." All the blog postings seemed to be generally the same. There was one on a blog called So a Blonde Walks Into A Blog and another on a blog called Pointless Directives - More Knowledge Than In A Buttload of Libraries.
These are "sponsored" blogs, rather than blogs simply posted by individuals for their own reasons. In essence they're paid advertisements. The PayPerPost website says, "Get paid for blogging. You've been writing about Web sites, products, services and companies you love for years and you have yet to benefit from all the sales and traffic you have helped generate. That's about to change. With PayPerPost advertisers are willing to pay you for your opinion on various topics."
Does the self-proclaimed BlondeBlogger, who apparently lives in Virginia and who writes, "I found $10 on the ground today! LOL Seriously!" have a lot of experience with the likes of Coutts? According to the Coutts website, they don't even have branches in the States any more.
So I'm glad to pass on the word as well, including some of the pink links from the BlondeBlogger's blog:
"Courtesy of Coutts
"Are you a millionaire jet-setter who still enjoys finding a good deal?
Coutts Bank is offering such clients rewards points on their credit cards so that traveling can be a little less expensive. Clients may also use their points toward charity.
"Whenever you make a purchase using your Coutts World or Gold Card, you collect points, and there are a wide variety of ways to cash those points in [...].
"Keep an eye out for more exciting ways to use your points, as new benefits will be added in the coming months.
"Coutts Bank is the international, private banking arm of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. Coutts manages the assets of more than 98,000 clients worldwide! Impressive!
"Coutts is perfect for those with an international asset base, as they have offices in the UK, Asia, Continental Europe, the Middle East and various offshore jurisdictions.
"Makes me wish I was a millionaire jet-setter!"
I like the exclamation points! Impressive!!