Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Signature Links on Forums
I would be willing to bet that more value is gained from those clicking on the actual signature links in a forum posters post, than those links being indexed by a Search Engine, and then visited by someone using that Search Engine.
Forum signature links are useful on several different levels. They can build a brand/site awareness amongst those on a forum. For instance, the more links you see of the same site advertised in a forum, the more apt you are to clicking on the link.
Generally those that have thousands of posts tend to have a larger percentage saturation within a search engine. For instance, someone with 5,000 posts who ads a signature link will automatically generate 5,000 links with this signature, throughout the forum.
While this may saturate a forum, and can certainly lead to a lot of notice amongst those visiting the forum. This does not always translate into 5,000 indexed pages of links for that forum poster. However, there will be a large percentage of those links indexed than say someone with only 500 posts.
Ultimately, I think that there is a great value in signature links, but believe this value comes more from within the forum community than outside of it. What I am trying to indicate is that forum signatures are more useful in getting brand awareness than PR passing back links.
Friday, May 25, 2007
SeekWonder Memorial Day Listing Sale 70% reductions!
The break down is as follows:
Basic listings normally $4.95 are just $1.95
Sponsored Listings normally $9.95 are just 3.95
Sponsored Category Listings normally $19.95 are just $7.95
Hurry while you can, this sale will not last long... Happy Memorial Day.
You can visit SeekWonder Directory here: http://www.seekwonder.com
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
The Great Weight Experiment
As an experiment, I've decided to disable every ad for every site I have in the Coop. I've left ads only on one large indexed, heavily traffic'd, and completley GH site.
I've sent 100% of my weight (some six digits) to one landing page site. The results in just a few days...
Without devulging the site or site stats (for competitive reasons), what I can tell you is since making these changes 4 days ago, I've seen an increase in site revenue of an average of $1.00/week, to over $10 per day!
I will be monitoring this closely to see what happens... Stay tuned!
Monday, May 14, 2007
KingBloom Search Terms Released again!
1. thesaurs 1,267
3. relestate 1187
4. debonairblog 1177
5. wifelovers 1113
6. flowriders 998
7. online thesaurs 987
8. onlinefreegames 979
9. kingbloom.com 976
10. globalhouseplan 973
11. globalhouseplan 970
12. msn renkli nick 967
13. envionment 961
14. mid wives 958
15. womeninslips 957
16. url videos 957
17. web directory 949
18. psuedo science 947
19. gardendesing 923
20. flipthishouse 897
These appear to be some of the more popular search keywords leading people to various categories at KingBloom. If you have a site that fists one of these keywords and or search phrases, you might think about listing in the KingBloom Directory!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Directory Tip of the Week
It's my belief that a directories true merit lies in it's organization and relevant placement of sites. Don't be afraid to put things were they belong!
Monday, May 07, 2007
SeekWonder Makes PR4
We have made several improvements to our back end, and editing system to insure the directory remains fresh and full of active, current and well organized content rich sites.
Why not visit us today and think about listing your site. http://www.seekwonder.com
Sunday, May 06, 2007
Pulling out of the CoOP
I am said to say that I cannot divulge the source of my contention, but it is reliable, and comes from inside the seventh letter of the alphabet.
It was a nice ride while it lasted. I'm sad to say though, it appears to have run it's course!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
PR finally updated - Half Assed as Usual
My philosophy as of late is to simply focus on everything but PR. Worrying about it, and the damage caused by Google's unwillingness to properly refine their algo, is futile at best.
Good quality organic links, or targeted purchased links with relevancy to ones own site and or site content is the way to go IMO.
For those that were screwed by the latest update... Better luck next time!