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Is Sitepoint going downhill?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cpvr, Mar 20, 2006.

  1. #1
    Let's discuss, because Sitepoint seems to be very downhill to me, they have:
    -Fees
    -Signatures not shown to guests / search engines
    -Digitialpoint owning them (search engine wise, etc.)
    SEMrush
     
    cpvr, Mar 20, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. sji2671

    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    Fees helped reduce the amount of dross that was being posted there a bit and they moderate their sales threads pretty well, I have only ever visited their sales area though and continue to do so.
     
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  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #3
    Agreed... adding fees to the marketplace probably brought exactly what they wanted (less for sale threads and just concentrate on the serious buy/sell topics).
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    Rod Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Marketplace fees means the selling tends to be for better sites.
     
    Rod, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #5
    Sitepoint ranks for quite a few web design and development related terms.
     
    Blogmaster, Mar 20, 2006 IP
  6. cpvr

    cpvr Guest

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    #6
    Such as? Which ones? :p
    We might have to make some threads to take those keywords. xD
     
    cpvr, Mar 20, 2006 IP
  7. yep

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    #7
    Its just different ;)
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    Like page 2 for "web development" on Google.
     
    Blogmaster, Mar 20, 2006 IP
  9. Scott Botkins

    Scott Botkins Peon

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    #9
    I made a topic on sitepoint that is a great keyword and has been on the 1st page of google for months now. "web salary" or "average web salary" and I get tons of hits a day from it. :)
     
    Scott Botkins, Mar 20, 2006 IP
  10. Manish Pandey

    Manish Pandey Well-Known Member

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    Fees ... is something that distracts people at start... atleast they should know it's value and then let them decide what they have to do... donate or not... well many people who love something definitely donate ... because they have found very useful and by any means they will help ... even with the promotion...
     
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  11. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #11
    Said it before... I'll say it again... sitepoint sucks

    And they have a mega moron as admin :D
     
    fryman, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    Is that singular or supposed to be plural? ;)
     
    Blogmaster, Mar 20, 2006 IP
  13. JonathanLyons

    JonathanLyons Active Member

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    I was a long time member of SitePoint, and recently came across DigitalPoint and must say I have come to like the overall feel and look and discussions of DP better.
     
    JonathanLyons, Mar 20, 2006 IP
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    ashiezai Peon

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    I just do not know why the hell on earth do they charge listing fees. Unbeatable stupidity. All they want is money.

    Ahh.. I've lost a good way to find cheap labours.
     
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  15. fryman

    fryman Kiss my rep

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    #15
    Looks like a crummy version of what Seochat started to do... with lousy and greedy admins... and we all know how that ended...
     
    fryman, Mar 20, 2006 IP