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Suggestion - WmW links page

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Msg#: 359 posted 10:13 pm on Aug 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

> it would be nice if WebmasterWorld - in the interest of its members - created a links page, which we could all anonymously submit our sites to, purely for the link pop gain.

It would seem to follow the spirit of the forums.

I wonder if this has ever been suggested. It would make a nice membership perk and would go some small way in furthering our collective objectives.

I posted the above in another forum earlier.

It came about from a thread i started [webmasterworld.com] - I had noticed one of the members of the forums had an inbound link from WebmasterWorld showing up on Google as a result of displaying his websites url on his WebmasterWorld profile. I (and it seems many others) am reluctant to display my url in my profile for cynical reasons. Hence my suggestion.

Brett, if you are out there, would you consider this idea. I know I am relatively new to the forums and it is not my mission to try to change what is most probably the greatest resource on the net, but I believe in the idea and respectfully ask for your thoughts.

Regards, Stavs.



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Msg#: 359 posted 7:48 pm on Aug 17, 2001 (gmt 0)

I've given it a great deal of thought Stavs. I wanted to do something just as you suggested as a way of supporting members. There are some down sides to it:

The managment time required to generate and maintain the list would be great. At 2k active members (logged in within the last 90days), that would take a great deal time to manage.

Not to mention the urge for "spam" on the list would be huge. People would be signing up in droves just to get the link pop value. It would be like an ffa.

So, I settled on the profile system we have here now. After you post 100 posts, the "no index" tag drops off the profile and Google is allowed to index it. I think that is fair to everyone involved.

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