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Kellysearch Paid Listings
worth it or not?

 8:15 am on Mar 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Now we've all seen Kellysearch appearing reasonably high on Google listings for a number of terms and from this we can infer that they have reasonable amounts of traffic.

On the other hand they want 1,600/year for a package of top and first page listings as below:

1 Prime Position
60 Priority Positions
Company Logo & Profile Banner
Every entry linked to your Website
Company Enhanced Profile Package

Anyone have any experience of their paid listings? or has the price tag made you shy away?

As an aside they said I can give them 200 pages of content for free, instead of paying them 1,300 - now that I thought was a bit of cheek. (unless I can get 200 deep links to my products of course.)

As a bonus I have arranged for you to put up to 200 pages of product literature online as well, such as catalogues, datasheets, technical spec sheets etc..fully searchable - free of charge (usual price 1300)

[edited by: IanTurner at 8:38 am (utc) on Mar. 14, 2007]



 8:10 pm on Mar 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know of someone that said it was almost all folks trying to sell to them, rather than buy from them.


 11:11 pm on Mar 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

I know they are owned by Reed Business Info who have a lot of publications under their management and that the traffic figures that they have given me makes the decision interesting given that their user base is probably mainly UK based.

I really need to find out more about the catalogue pages - If I can deep link from them it may be worth my while, if not it is definitely borderline.

I have a decent tracking system in place on the site in question, so I may try and get them to do a 3 month trial period rather than going for a full year up front. If they think their offering is any good then they might well go for that.


 12:01 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

If you rank well already it may not be worth your while, however it depends on your niche.

Kellysearch and Kompass often cater for people in a way that other directories can't (if you are a manufacturer of high value but odd things then Kompass can give a great ROI).

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