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Upgrading The Marketplace

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by LeanLow, Feb 21, 2017.

  1. LeanLow

    LeanLow Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I just wanted to say something about how the marketplace can be improved.

    The thing is now the whole marketplace is flawed, the only thing that matters is getting as many people to see your service thread as you can, to do that you need your thread to stay on top for as long time as you can, so sellers use various tactics to achieve that, it's not about the quality of the service but about doing just that, you can't stand a chance offering a really high quality service on PBNs that cost hundreds of dollars and are not scraped crap, because you won't make any profit if you don't have enough views on your thread. And the biggest flaw - it doesn't have a review system, that's one of the reasons why I've discontinued my link selling services on this platform, it's just not worth it.

    Option A - Have sales threads ranked by review ratings and review counts so both buyers and sellers can get good value.
    Option B - Have sales threads as they are now, threads staying on top that have most 'bumps', buyers having no way of knowing which services are the best, sellers competing only on price, thus people buying crap in most cases.

    I know that the owners need to make the most money they can with this forum, but I think it would be possible to change the system to something like fiverr does, and have the same profits or even increase them considerably.

    Cheers
    -LeanLow
     
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  2. I know SEO

    I know SEO Marketplace Mod Moderator

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    To do either of those things would require a substantial rebuild and @Diamond Damien has hinted about it here:
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    https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/calling-all-bhw-marketplace-users.833410/

    All these things are possible and I'm sure it will happen over time. Rebuilding something like the marketplace is not an overnight job as I'm sure you appreciate.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     
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  3. LeanLow

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    The $ per sales thread that is being charged right now is peanuts to how much the owner could make if he was taking a % for every sale.

    Better system will require investment, but the initial investment will be recouped very quickly.
     
  4. I know SEO

    I know SEO Marketplace Mod Moderator

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    I'm pretty sure he's aware of this, yes.

    Last year the forum was moved from VB to Xenforo to give them the platform to do new things like this.

    There are plans in the works.
     
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  5. Reaver

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    Haven't I seen this somewhere before?
     
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