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Great domain name to start a business directory - Can I keep this white hat?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by slimatk, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. slimatk

    slimatk Junior Member

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    I have a great domain name which would suit a local business directory perfectly.

    I would like to set up a directory in which businesses can add themselves to the directory etc.

    How can I use this to my advantage to rank my business (also in the local area) whilst keeping it whitehat/borderline grey *ahem*

    I have thought about sponsorship pages etc, footer link 'Sponsored by....'

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Slim
     
  2. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

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    It's your site, it's 100% white hat to have a sponsored by message that advertises your own business. Just be prepared to think of the value of having that ad space yourself, so might want to consider selling some of it and keeping the best spot(s). That's always a nice little extra income stream, and it feels even better when it comes from your competitors pocket straight into yours.
     
  3. slimatk

    slimatk Junior Member

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    Great to know, thanks for your input.