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Why I Just Subscribed To WebmasterWorld
The paid subscription that saved me money.

 7:06 pm on Feb 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

I just entered my paid subscription to WebmasterWorld --

Here's why:

When I discovered this forum about a week ago I was in the process of researching SEO tools. I had use of a client's WebPosition 4, but was not all that happy with it. I began looking at WebCEO, and various other entries in the the running.

I was within an inch of plunking down money for one of them when I stumbled in here. I've spent about 4-5 hours every day since then reading posts here.

What I read convinced me of the value of the "DIY" approach. Since the cheapest of the tools I was contemplating was $149. My six-month subscription here saved me $60. Plus I'm getting a hell of a lot more than I would have gotten from one SEO tool! lol

Since I am just starting out (although for the second time) money is an extremely dicey element right now. But I can't think of anything I could have spent it on that would have been of more value.

Thank you. And to others-- think about what you get here, and think what it would cost to acquire it by other means. Then, if you can't sleep at night for feeling guilty -- sign up.


(P.S. To Brett -- the last screen of the payment process said something about a registration number, I didn't see one. I tried to go back but those pages had of course gone. I don't as yet have any email, but I'm hoping it will turn up in that.)



 6:07 am on Feb 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

First, welcome to the system. Thank you for joining and supporting the community. Looks like one of the customer care ops has already processed your subscription.

I hope the board continues to help you learn and grow to the point you can turn around and start helping others in the same way with your area of expertise.



 6:43 am on Feb 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

It was my impression that the purpose of a forum was for people to have a free exchange of views and information. Looking in the public forums, it's obvious that this happens. Therefore I'm at a loss to understand what the advantage is in paying a subscription.

I understand that the facility needs to be paid for, and there is plenty of advertising on the site to do that. What exactly is the advantage of paying to read contributions here that are provided free of charge by experienced posters?

I'm not against subcriptions, and if that's how WebmasterWorld raises money to fund the service then fine - I just don't see what can be gained by having one personally.


 7:07 am on Feb 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>plenty of advertising on the site

Huh? Where?


 10:20 am on Feb 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

FortySomething wrote:
Therefore I'm at a loss to understand what the advantage is in paying a subscription.<<

No advantage gained. Just a contribution for a valuable service. I have gone through life generally trying to be fair and honest. I've been considerably helped by these fora. And even though $90 causes me considerable pain at the moment. It is a small amount to pay for such assistance. In the end, if it isn't supported it won't be here, or at least not in its current form.

Of course, lol, my approach to life has not made me rich! But I do sleep exceedingly well.



 6:29 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>>>No advantage gained. Just a contribution for a valuable service.

Bah. Don't drink that koolaid. Appreciate why it's promoted that way, but becoming a paid supporter here isn't a selfless act for me, it's a profitable one.

There's a post in there today with specific details on how someone increased lead conversion 5 times. If you're into lead generation, would increasing your conversion rate 5 times be worth a couple of hundred bucks? Did you read that out here? I didn't think so.

The gold to fluff ratio is the same in the supporters forum. The reason you want to be a subscriber however, is that the 'gold' inside the supporters forum is not the same gold as what's in the regular sections. You're missing half the gold.

If you do join, please use my affiliate link:


 7:22 pm on Feb 9, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>becoming a paid supporter here isn't a selfless act for me, it's a profitable one.

There are eight million stories in the Naked City [answers.com] . . . this has been one of them. :)


 7:13 pm on Feb 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

>>>affiliate link

LOL, nice one Glenn. :P

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