Linking off your site? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Taking Care of Business

Taking Care of Business
The pen and paper aspects of DV -- put it in writing!


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 19th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #1
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,965
Linking off your site?

Well, in the never ending saga that is internet marketing, I come across sites that I can post my info for free, as long as I link them on my site.

I have 'both sides on the fence' opinions about linking to sites that would take someone off my site.

So, if anyone wants to chime in, and since I woke up this morning still not the smartest cookie in the bunch, I'd love to hear.
__________________
What happens if I push the 'Red' button?
Steven Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2007, 04:43 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fresno, California
Posts: 528
There are a bunch of sites out there that you can post on without having to post their info as well... Obviously craigslist, but there is also Party-Pop and Gathering Guide. We have gotten a decent amount of calls from just having a standard free listing. I'm not completely sure of what you are asking, if anything. Are you just looking for more ways to get exposure for your site?
Kit Hannah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 19th, 2007, 04:52 PM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 2,965
I was wondering what your, anyones, opinion is about linking to portal sites off of your site.
__________________
What happens if I push the 'Red' button?
Steven Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2007, 08:35 AM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 1,997
yep

I have heard of, and use, several of these portal sites. it seems like every month or so, someone is starting another portal site and spams the youtube / myspace areas. so I signed up for all of them.

i haven't seen much traffic (if any) as a result. And, it clutters up my main page. I did add a redirect from my main page and a bunch of returns to push the text down lower.... but more than likely I will just delete those references because they look cheap.

jason
Jason Robinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 20th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #5
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Willmar, MN
Posts: 1,400
Personally, I don't like them and think they look unprofessional. It says "We're so cheap, we can only afford free advertising."

There's one of those wedding listing sites (OneWed, I think) that has a form on their site for the Bride to fill out requesting info about your services. You then get an email from OneWed saying they'll release the bride's contact info only if you pay a fee.

I think that's pretty crappy for them to represent themselves to the bride as the preferred method to contact you, then turn around and hold her email and phone number "hostage" until you pay up.
Chris Davis is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Taking Care of Business

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:33 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network