Sometimes we might review a product or service on the Viral Conversations site. If we believe it’s a good product, and the merchant selling said product or service has an affiliate program, we have no issue referring other people to a good product or service with an affiliate link. This means we might be paid a commission if you buy the product we’ve recommended.

Additionally, at times you may find us recommending services of folks who pay a flat fee to advertise on this site.

Why are we explaining this?

The FCC requires us to because some unscrupulous marketers have no qualms recommending products they either know are bad or have never even tried simply to make a quick buck. Some website owners will talk about paying advertisers simply because they’re paying. And they don’t care if the products and services are good. Their reputations are for sale.

We (the owners of Viral Conversations) aren’t willing to sell our reputation at any price.

We don’t require companies be advertisers or have affiliate programs to be discussed, listed or recommended on this site. We recommend based on merit and not incentives. Sometimes there is overlap and sometimes not.

Please note that we also have guest authors who we cannot guarantee (or require) do not have associations with products or companies they may talk about or recommend. We simply hope (and believe) we’ve found good people offering good information based on helping out you – the reader.


Viral Conversations owner, Michael Gray, is also the owner of Atlas Web Service and is the owner and publisher of the Graywolf SEO blog. Additionally, he is a regular contributor for Search Engine Land, a moderator at WebmasterWorld and Sphinn, as well as being a trainer for the PubCon conference series training courses. Michael is also a regular supporter of St. Judes and the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.

Viral Conversations owner, Rae Hoffman-Dolan, is also the owner of Sugarrae, Inc. and co-owner and Managing Director of website publisher MFE Interactive. She is also the trainer for the Affiliate Summit SEO Training Course and is the co-owner of and serves as Senior Vice President of Marketing for Speedy Incorporation. Ms. Hoffman-Dolan is a Gold Member of the PMA. Rae is a member of the NAPW and a regular supporter of the American Heart Association Stroke Walk as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities. Rae’s spouse, Sean Dolan, is the co-owner and COO of Ascendgence Internet Marketing and the owner of Orangeman Productions.


The opinions expressed here on the Viral Conversations blog are that of the individual authors who write them as individuals and are not necessarily the opinions of nor reflect the views of the owners of Viral Conversations.