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The Bidding Directory Thread

Discussion in 'Directories' started by tensmar, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. pablopabla

    pablopabla Active Member

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    #81
    Mine is doing pretty okay. I got two high bidders in the last week :D The increase in PR probably helped...
    SEMrush
     
    pablopabla, Apr 14, 2009 IP
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    Ronin420 Active Member

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  3. Ibn Juferi

    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    #83
    I am ending my involvement in the bid directory industry and switching to the conventional-type ones. I have three bid directories and all of them have been penalised by Google so now I have PR0 for each. All that effort in building links and submitting to other directories went down the drain. I am not too sad at the loss, however, since I have more than covered the initial investment. So I am going to just discontinue the directories and start focusing my energies on my existing conventional-type directories.
     
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    circlecity Active Member

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    #84
    By discontinue you mean pull the plug? What about all the people who spent money with you? Why not just let them stay running or try selling them.
     
    circlecity, Apr 17, 2009 IP
  5. Ibn Juferi

    Ibn Juferi Prominent Member

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    #85
    I don't think there's any point continuing them anyway but if anyone is interested I am willing to sell the licenses + content for my two phpLB directories to them. I no longer have any interest in the bidding directory industry, I seem to jive well with the conventional-type ones. It has been a good experience for me.
     
    Ibn Juferi, Apr 20, 2009 IP
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    #86
    sorry for this noob question how bidding works in phpld ?

    if i bid on link for 5$ it comes first and if some one bids on 6$ then i lost right :eek: ?
     
    chandan123, Apr 26, 2009 IP
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    circlecity Active Member

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    #87
    You don't lose anything, your listing just moves below the $6 bid. It's not an auction; your basically paying for a listing and you can bid more to be higher up in the categories or top 10
     
    circlecity, Apr 26, 2009 IP
  8. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    so if i bid 7$ i need to pay 1$ that time or what ?
     
    chandan123, Apr 26, 2009 IP
  9. tensmar

    tensmar Peon

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    chandan123 -- If you bid $7, you could pay an extra $1 (or more) to keep your listing position (otherwise, Your listing would be placed under the Higher Bid listing that is above Your listing). I hope that helps.
     
    tensmar, May 1, 2009 IP
  10. tensmar

    tensmar Peon

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    #90
    - I understand your frustration, but I also have conventional-type directories (and they have been affected by Lowered PageRank too). Personally, I don't think PR is "everything" as I continue to get bids on my PR0 bidding directories (even though I am working to increase their PR).

    - Also, I prefer bidding directories (compared to conventional-type directories) because you have the option of Automating everything (from Submission to Payment to Approval). Spam Submissions aren't a problem either (as I have found to be the case with conventional-type directories).
     
    tensmar, May 3, 2009 IP
  11. chandan123

    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    #91
    thanks :)

    but is there any kind of amount bidders can deposit ?

    because if bidding goes in 1$ increments paypal fee may take all money :D
     
    chandan123, May 3, 2009 IP
  12. tensmar

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    chandan123 -- Yes, the kind of amount Bidders can deposit is usually $1 or $2 (so the Paypal Fee wouldn't take all money). ;)
     
    tensmar, May 4, 2009 IP
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    #93
    paypal takes about .33 from a $1 bid. This is why you see most bid sites doing $2 min bids now.
     
    circlecity, May 5, 2009 IP
  14. tensmar

    tensmar Peon

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    circlecity -- Yes, my Bidding Directories are set to a $2 minimum for 1 Permanent Link (and a $4 minimum for 5 Deep Links).
     
    tensmar, May 6, 2009 IP
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    chandan123 Prominent Member

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    is this kind of directories good bid.dir.in for bidding and dir.in for a directory :) ?
     
    chandan123, May 7, 2009 IP
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    webmxp.com Peon

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    #96
    websites get penalised because the owner certainly have purchase a domain with a higher pr in the first place and setup a website using the domain and went the next pr comes, it re-calculate it's true value.
     
    webmxp.com, May 7, 2009 IP
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    #97

    Agreed, one of my site used to have PR5 but traffic was so so.. At one time, I almost stop doing all the links thingy. It dropped to PR1 since then. I concentrate on my content instead and traffic is much better then b4 now.
     
    may may, May 7, 2009 IP
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    CannabisSEO Well-Known Member

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    #98
    I think that is true, I started my bidding directory, BidLinks.org from scratch over 2 years ago and it is enjoying some nice PR now, where as many others that start with a PR3-PR4 are losing theirs. I would recommend to start with a fresh domain with no PR and then there is no way to go but up! ;)
     
    CannabisSEO, May 7, 2009 IP
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    - I agree. You don't know the History of a previously-registered domain name with G**gle which May, or May-not decrease the PR of the domain name in the Long-term (regardless of any Link-building you would do to increase it).
     
    tensmar, May 8, 2009 IP
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    #100
    I never liked putting my links on directories with previously registered domain names. It is quite obvious that the PR is likely to fluctuate because the content has changed.
     
    pablopabla, May 11, 2009 IP