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#1 Nanzilela Obejane

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 06:51 AM

Hi all, I'm not a SEO guy and got my SEO done. I was advised to pay money to get my site submitted to search engines monthly. I did not check on this, paid for a year and subsequently found that this is not required so parted ways.

I've now been advised that Social Bookmarking is a good idea and should pay for two submissions every 15 days to 125 social bookmarking sites from two different accounts.

OK - once bitten, twice shy. I am trawling the forums to find out if this is a good idea or wasting money? I hope you guys will help.

#2 JustinMarch

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 07:14 AM

My comment would be...

It depends on what you are trying to achive from your site and who you are marketing to, social bookmarking is not for every site IMHO...

I don't like the sound of "two submissions every 15 days to 125 social bookmarking sites from two different accounts." and if I was you I would like a lot more detail on what this actually means and why they think it will work for you.

I believe that I'm right in saying crossfingers.gif that social bookmarking won't give more umph to any of your site pages and isn't a useful link building technique. Bookmarking can be useful by way of presenting your site to other members of the social sites in question though.

Focus on the needs of your targetted site vistor first and then use this to figure out how best to market your site.

Justin










#3 Robot Overlord

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 08:55 AM

I would ask for a detailed explanation as to what goal(s) will be achieved by the social bookmarking service.

#4 Jill

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:27 AM

Who keeps contacting you with all these scams, and why do you keep falling for them?

My advice is to stop reading your spam email and get down to business on your website.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 01:30 AM

Hi Jill

In spite of search engine and directory submissions, what are the other methods for one way linking? I also have read somewhere that submission in social bookmarking sites, blogs and community sites enhances web presence. How true it is don't know. Please suggest, what else could be done to get top positions in Google and other search engines.

#6 Nanzilela Obejane

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:31 AM

QUOTE(Jill @ Feb 5 2009, 09:27 AM) View Post
Who keeps contacting you with all these scams, and why do you keep falling for them?

My advice is to stop reading your spam email and get down to business on your website.


I thought I'd replied earlier.

I don't have the time to put in the yakka on the site so I pay a Profesional to do it for me and rely on him doing a proper job. I am simply making sure I'm not being led down the garden path by my nose. Are you telling me there are no reliable, honest SEO operatives out there?

I've asked for clarification and got this reply. " Social bookmarking will be helpful in getting one way links and creating a web presence for your website. And ultimately helping you getting traffic. What we would be doing is 250 social bookmarking from 2 different accounts and ip's."

#7 JustinMarch

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 08:35 AM

"Social bookmarking will be helpful in getting one way links" you will get one way links but my understanding is that they don't pass any umph or relevancy onto your site or site pages.

"creating a web presence for your website" this could happen I would ask for past clients that they have helped in this way.

"And ultimately helping you getting traffic." maybe maybe not (see above)

"What we would be doing is 250 social bookmarking from 2 different accounts and ip's." This tells me nothing about what they are really planning, ask about past campaigns and how successful they have been.

"Are you telling me there are no reliable, honest SEO operatives out there?" Yes there are just make sure your hiring one.

Many SEO's know just enough to confuse the customer into thinking that they are right, I know a fair bit but noone knows everything about what really works.

Hope this helps.

Justin

#8 Jill

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:36 AM

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I've asked for clarification and got this reply. " Social bookmarking will be helpful in getting one way links and creating a web presence for your website. And ultimately helping you getting traffic. What we would be doing is 250 social bookmarking from 2 different accounts and ip's."


I for one, would want more of an explanation than that.

How do the bookmarking sites give you a one way link when they have nofollow attached?

And how is it creating a presence for your website? Who actually visits social bookmarking sites to find good stuff? Seems to me people only go there to promote their own, not find others'.

Plus, the 2 different accounts and IPs means he is going to spam on your behalf. Nice.

#9 Nanzilela Obejane

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 11:28 AM

Now that is a sensible reply unlike the previous one, thank you.

There seems to be a divergence of opinion, Jill says the links have a "no follow" (what ever that is but is self explanatory) whilst Justin says there will be links but with no "oomph" (I know what that means)

I am however getting the impression that it is not a good idea, for that I tender my gratitude.

QUOTE(JustinMarch @ Feb 6 2009, 08:35 AM) View Post
"Are you telling me there are no reliable, honest SEO operatives out there?" Yes there are just make sure your hiring one.

Many SEO's know just enough to confuse the customer into thinking that they are right,
Justin



That is the problem I am finding.

#10 ogormask

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 12:24 AM

I dont know why you would even consider what they proposed. Just the fact that they were talking about multiple accounts should make a bell ring in your head that what they are doing is shady. Doing shady things for a site can never be good.

#11 Nanzilela Obejane

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:46 AM

QUOTE(ogormask @ Feb 8 2009, 12:24 AM) View Post
I dont know why you would even consider what they proposed. Just the fact that they were talking about multiple accounts should make a bell ring in your head that what they are doing is shady. Doing shady things for a site can never be good.


The principle reason is because I DON'T KNOW any better, that is why I came onto a couple of forums to see if I was getting good advice or not. Obviously an alarm did ring otherwise I would not have asked but I cannot make a decision if I don't know what I'm being offered. As a result of this and other forums advice I've terminated another contract with an SEO specialist.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:01 PM

Have you looked at our [url=http://www.highrankings.com/forum/index.php/topic/833-tips-for-new-seos/]Tips for Newbies[/url] thread?

If not, I'd really strongly suggest you give those articles a read-through. book.gif

I know you're not necessarily keen to "do" SEO for yourself, but in order to avoid scams and make sure you're getting the best value for your money, you need to know at least a bit about what you're buying. That's exactly what those articles will do for you. smartass.gif

A spin through the articles linked from that thread will give you most of the tools you need to judge the spamminess (or lack thereof) of any SEO pitches you receive in the future. Makes it a lot easier to sort the wheat from the chaff. thumbup1.gif

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#13 JustinMarch

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 01:33 PM

If you are struggling to find good SEO's search for them...

Freelance SEO yourlocation

OR

SEO yourlocation

Should provide a few to choose from.

You could also try seoconsultants.com who seem to have a strong vetting procedure.

Hope this helps.

Justin


#14 Quinn

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:59 AM

According to me social book marking is good technique to increase traffic in site.

#15 flsprojects

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:26 AM

social book marking is important - Quick Indexing, Traffic Generation & Quality Backlinks




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