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Help! What comes first the chicken or the egg?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by PageList, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. PageList

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    I have a brand new classifieds site. I thought it would be great to advertise because it has so many options for linking but the problem is that I am already receiving hits but no one is posting. I am assuming it is because there are not any links on there already? So someone please tell me how to go about doing this? Should I work on the postings first, or advertising first? Also, how would I work on the postings? Do you copy and paste from another site? I have read that somewhere but it seems like you would be penalized. Someone please help. My site is Pagelist. I will greatly appreciate the help. :)
     
  2. Cranula

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    Is it free to post on your site?

    If possible I would try to contact company or persons that are already advertising on different classified sites and let them know about yours. offer them a free posting if possible.
     
  3. scorpion896

    scorpion896 Senior Member

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    Just do mass advertising to people that would normally post to classified sites. Make them an offer that if they start advertising now while the site is new, you will promise them free posting for life or some type of credit or such.
     
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  4. Sprouts

    Sprouts Regular Member

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    Make a scraper to scrape classifieds from another website and post them on yours. Then people will say "I found your number on [Yoursite]" and eventually word will get round.
     
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  5. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You can hire few persons and pay them to post on your site to let it get a kick start.
     
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  6. 2011nfl

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    There is nothing wrong with the copy and paste idea. Who will complain? The person selling won't be mad, because they still made the sale. The other classified site could care less because they know you are no competition (no offense, just the truth) And as far as being penalized, you won't out rank authority sites anyways. So it's a win :)
     
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  7. sharepass11

    sharepass11 BANNED BANNED

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    Whats with your title, I like to answer it. The answer is egg. Egg exist 300-400 million years ago during the time of dinosaurs and there was no chicken at that time. Chicken started appear just 35 million years ago.
     
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  8. SnowWar

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    If you had provided your url where i would be able to see at what you actually done.
     
  9. Duffers5000

    Duffers5000 Elite Member

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    on my classifieds site...I got a yellow pages scraper and scraped every company in every category I could find... I then put up a basic listing with their contacts and web address and had a "claim your listing" feature where they could log-in and get a half page listing...you can try and charge for this but I left mine free....I got sidetracked into lots of other projects and that site while still looking good got no promotion..and yet every week I get another company claiming their listing.

    I have kept renewing the domain and will put more time into it later this year but I recommend getting as much stuff up there for free just to get rolling
     
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  10. PageList

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    Yes, it is completely free to post ads. :)
     
  11. PageList

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    Ok, I apoligize for being such a noobie but where do I get a yellowpage scraper? Or a classifieds scraper? This would be perfect! :)
     
  12. PageList

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    pagelist.org
     
  13. PageList

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    Hmmm, how do you do that? I am complete noobie here. Where do I come across a scraper to do that?
     
  14. Duffers5000

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    I use a bit of software called yellabot but if you have a good rummage in the archives of the download section you will find a free share somewhere.

     
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  15. PageList

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    HAHA! Thanks for that! :)
     
  16. PageList

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    Thanks so much! I will go check it out now. :)
     
  17. niceness8000

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    LOL, yeah, it will be tough trying to outrank those big sites. Be prepared to stick with your site over the long haul

     
  18. gtree

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    Most of the new sites doing just copy paste so that will not affect
     
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