paynt - 3:39 am on Apr 9, 2003 (gmt 0) #1 Sounds fine to me. What I think is important is to determine what responsibilities are required to implement the plan and who is responsible for what. Figure out how you plan to communicate and report on progress. > what a savvy board>> Ha, Brett does run a nice house doesnít he? And heís very kind to let me run on like this. Anyone have any new comments, ideas, suggestions or questions?
Australiangirl, you were right in the middle somewhere, sorry itís taken me so long to get to you and thanks for your patience.
#2 > How many links is enough? Like I suggested earlier, if you build a great system in for handling your link partners, they will begin to eagerly seek you out. Seed your linking to start with, no matter what system and that will be determined by your needs, what your expectations are, your time limit and the costs involved.
#3 > When is it time for a directory? Itís either in the plan or not. A directory isnít something to grow into but a legitimate tool that some sites elect to use to present a group of links. How varied and complex you want to get with it is also predetermined in the plan. There are many levels to strategy development if you decide to build a directory into your site. Does Google have an opinion on directories? I couldnít tell you, maybe weíll find out at the Boston conference. What I can say is I see the individual pages of directories treated equally in Google to any other page, as far as the ability to change its rank and position with basic optimization. I think Google likes simple pages like Iíve described I like to use for linking so I donít see a problem there. I donít see yet that people have caught on to the benefit of running a quality directory. You sure know a good one when you see it.
#4 Youíll have to clarify the question, Iím not sure I understand.
#5 I will start a new discussion soon about one-way linking and maybe we can help you find new avenues for expanding on your linking strategies. As for how old your site is, I donít think that should motivate why you would want a directory or not. Iím going to start another discussion about building directories, with the focus just on that. I think we can handle a full discussion.
#6 Iím not sure what youíre planning here either, sorry. ďÖadding a link to usÖĒ
#7 It takes awhile for pages to get indexed and whether they show up in searches depends more on the on page optimization I think than anything else.
#8 Sorry about this one, I know you asked in a different discussion, I wanted to answer its just the one here has taken a bit of time. How long it takes will depend on too many items to give a pat answer. It really depends on all of the things weíve talked about here, what plan you have, how the responsibilities are divided, what kinds of tools you have, etc.
#1 Sounds fine to me. What I think is important is to determine what responsibilities are required to implement the plan and who is responsible for what. Figure out how you plan to communicate and report on progress.
> what a savvy board>> Ha, Brett does run a nice house doesnít he? And heís very kind to let me run on like this.
Anyone have any new comments, ideas, suggestions or questions?