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|LinksManager awarded patent |
for ethical reciprocal link management solution
Creative NetVentures, Inc., parent company of LinksManager.com, announced today on their blog that LinksManager has been awarded U.S. Patent #7,082,470 for what the Patent Office described as a "semi-automated linking and hosting method for creating links between web sites."
Public release here [siliconbeat.com]
"Most Webmasters are not making linking decisions based on what is good for the user. Most are making decisions based on what is going to get them to the top in Google, Yahoo! and MSN."
I think what you are saying is that most Webmasters are stupid, a position I, for one, don't support.
I think the average Webmaster can read and comprehend the various parts of the Google guidelines and Matt Cutts blog entries that say that linking for the end user is the best way to stay on G's good side ... if I remember correctly, there is an official Google (or at least an unofficial Matt Cutts' statement) to the effect that Webmasters would be well served by considering what the effect of given links would be in there were no search engines.
"Thing is, unless I'm doing industrial size reciprocal linking why would I need a link manager?"
If you're a professional webmaster who does nothing but manage websites for a living, you probably don't need a link manager to handle a relatively small number of links.
However, 85, 90, 98 -- who knows exactly -- percent of the commercial websites in the world are created and run by people to facilitate their real business -- be it selling vitamins or performing dentistry. These people are not in the World Wide Web business, they are in the vitamin and dentistry business. Asking or expecting them to manually do the same work on their sites that professionals do on sites they manage as a business is like expecting a dentist to go down to the newspaper office and operate the press on the days his ad runs.
It's stupid and a waste of his time ... he could be doing two or three $2500 root canals in the time it would take him to manually manage his 20 or 30 links -- why wouldn't he rather use a low-cost semi-automatic system like Linksmanager to handle the drudgery and stay behind his drill instead of in front of his monitor?
And, yes I know, a fair number of those commercial websites were built by professional designers, not by the owners. But the vast -- and I do mean vast -- number of those are turnkey operations. The web designer builds the site, publishes it, collects his fee and is done. Generating and maintaining links are still left to the dentist and the vitamin etailer.
|I think what you are saying is that most Webmasters are stupid, a position I, for one, don't support. |
No, I never said that, or implied that.
|I think the average Webmaster can read and comprehend the various parts of the Google guidelines and Matt Cutts blog entries that say that linking for the end user is the best way to stay on G's good side. |
I don't think that the average Webmaster is reading Cutt's blog nor even knows about it. ;)
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