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Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:29 AM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:40 AM
However, that should be countered by the additional traffic you'll receive. Also, if your site is a good resource to visitors, that should reflect well on you, even if you didn't create all of the content yourself.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:06 AM
What you need to do is come up with your own unique selling proposition (USP) that sets you apart from the others. IMO, you can't be afraid of your competitors. If you know you can do the job better, faster, cheaper, with more service, or whatever, then make that clear to your prospects.
Posted 11 November 2004 - 03:04 PM
You can always link to SEOs who aren't taking on new clients - seroundtable.com, seo-scoop.com, threadwatch.org, the links in my sig, etc.
Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:23 PM
Posted 31 December 2004 - 04:46 PM
In the end, it depended on site goals and how closely the authors' businesses compete with yours. Some of us (rightly) have no reservations about referring to others' work. Others (just as correctly) are more prone to keeping the site strictly about their own business.
I also ended up writing an article, "Guest Articles: Good for Some, Bad for Others." It's here on MarketingProfs.com:
<added>grumble, grumble...I just realized you have to sign into marketingprofs to read the full article. Registration is free, but kind of a hastle just to read an article. You can read the guest articles article here too: http://www.webmarket...esArticles1.htm . In a nutshell, it explains under what conditions sales and service sites may not want to put guest articles on the site (explains Karon Thackston's - copywriter's - viewpoint expressed in the above-referenced thread) and also explains why guest articles are a good way to help out your visitors and a plus for information sites (references James Edwards' - OWG's - and my viewpoints).</added>
Edited by BobetteKyle, 31 December 2004 - 04:56 PM.
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