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Why directory links are not paid links?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimisation' started by UK WW ex member, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. UK WW ex member

    UK WW ex member Affiliate affiliate

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    The purpose of directory is to organise the internet, keep relevant sites in order , in single place to facilitate searching right sites easily.

    Editor needs to review a site to add it in the proper category. They need to spend times and other resources.

    You pay editors for their time to review the sites , and support them to spend for infrustructures.

    Hence IMO the directyory link is not paid

    BUT

    Yearly recurring charge is what I dont not support , it is then to me a paid link. Yes one needs to spend for resources , in that charges shoud not be the same as you charge for review.

    I am eagerly waiting to learn what other think.
     
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  3. temi

    temi Facilitator affiliate

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    Well, I think your argument is excellent but if you do not charge yearly fee, and you are not funded by another company, your directory cannot survive not can you promote it effectively
     
  4. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy Affiliate affiliate

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    Dress it up whichever way you wish, but if any consideration for action occurs, then it is a payment. A link exchange is a paid link as a contract has been formed.

    offer
    acceptance
    consideration (with consideration being some sort of payment be it barter, trade, or cash)

    The above is the legal definition of a contractual agreement. Payment does not have to mean money guys :)
     
  5. UK WW ex member

    UK WW ex member Affiliate affiliate

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    thanks all

    I am asking the questions to other directoy editors , i will update their views

    I have asked Sabu of allthelink.com the same question. He said the charge is for review . Then I asked why one has to pay yearly for keeping the link , then he answered the sites are reviewed yearly and one has to pay for yearly.

    Yes some strong point he has , question is whether all have same point ?
     
  6. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy Affiliate affiliate

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    Our points are irrelevant what DOES matter is how Google views it.

    Odd then that Google suggest getting listed in Yahoo when it is a paid directory :D
     
  7. UK WW ex member

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    Yes seems double standard :blue:
     
  8. ppcadcenter

    ppcadcenter Affiliate affiliate

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    And a pricey one too
     
  9. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Affiliate affiliate

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    Why don't Google penalise Yahoo Directory for providing paid links?

    If Microsoft were to take over Yahoo, would it not be easy for Google to penalise them with an excuse such as selling paid links?
     
  10. OldWelshGuy

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    Yahoo directory use jumplinks anyhow ;)
     

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