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What You think if hire someone for this job?

Discussion in 'Directories' started by marki8, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. #1
    So what you think if we hire someone for writing description at our directory? do you think it worth? or just waste money?
     
    marki8, Dec 10, 2008 IP
  2. CanadianEh

    CanadianEh Notable Member

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    It would improve the directory if it had objective, original descriptions.

    I would likely take years before you broke even. I don't think I would take the risk myself.
     
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  3. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    I hired my friend Zenil (matrixsoftwarez) to work on my FruityDirectory. He added over a thousand links with descriptions and titles.

    Its the only way forward. Too much work for one man to do :)
     
    mikey1090, Dec 10, 2008 IP
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    YMC Well-Known Member

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    You could maybe sell it as a full review of the sites. Instead of 200-500 characters, each description could read more like a blog post.

    The main catch is that you will have to trust the person completely and you would have to be able to hire them cheaply enough. You will also have to ensure that your's will be the only directory displaying their work otherwise it will truly be a waste of money.

    Depending upon your niche and the size of your directory, it might be hard to recoup the investment.
     
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    jitendraag Notable Member

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    That's indeed a good method. I tried writing unique descriptions for websites on my directory too. Mikey goes one step further and also collects links for his directory :)
     
    jitendraag, Dec 11, 2008 IP
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    scoobby Active Member

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    If it is a paid submmision and the text the submiter have write is exctly the same then i think you have to change it a bit in order to be unique for benefit both directory and submited site.So i will say yes hire a writer if you can find a suitable person...
     
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    alishazshroff Banned

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    Hiring writer/editor is a good option if you get the best person for it.
     
    alishazshroff, Dec 11, 2008 IP
  8. marki8

    marki8 Well-Known Member

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    thanks @mikey and @scoobby... i also hire someone for that, because i hate writing works (not good in english) :p but i love to look website... now i loose someone doing that :(, i using this method at my premium directory. I know people will submit same description, and it will declare as duplicate content...why i doing this? i think it's a good way to save my directory with google penalty, i hope i rights about that :).

    So, to all friend who reply this thread.. i want to say thank you, because try to help me build a good directory..

    How about hire someone to re-edited description, do you think it a good deal to hire with per-link... like $0.50 per link with 250 description?
     
    marki8, Dec 11, 2008 IP
  9. pipes

    pipes Prominent Member

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    Although i know someone who has done it, the results were disappointing for this person and i personally wouldn't pay someone to do it.
     
    pipes, Dec 11, 2008 IP
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    web-fanatic Banned

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    I never hired anyone
    Always used to do it myself :) you won't have any regrets then :D
     
    web-fanatic, Dec 11, 2008 IP
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    Jackie2006 Well-Known Member

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    Its really a good idea, if you are aiming for long term which will certainly help you to pay your hard work.
     
    Jackie2006, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    flatrox Banned

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    if he had good exp. and able to write unique informative user oriented content then its useful
     
    flatrox, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    #13
    I dont hire anyone for it........i am doing myself
     
    carfinance, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    I wrote & rewrote common descriptions for the categories in my general directory. Was a bit of a challenge! Took months on and off — but I did see a change in the nature of my traffic. Over the course of a few months, the majority of my traffic started to organically come in via google from countries like the US< UK, Australia, et al. That was a big change — previous to that, the majority of my traffic came from India.

    So I saw a change in quantity and quality of traffic!
     
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    How do you know that rewriting descriptions lead to a change in where your traffic was coming from?

    I dont immediately see how that would work, were you writing text that would appeal to visitors from those countries and did you do anything else at this time?
     
    pipes, Dec 12, 2008 IP
  16. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    He probably means the unique content was pulling in genuine visitors from the search egines, as apposed to Indian SEOs submitting and leaving.
     
    mikey1090, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    marki8 Well-Known Member

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    i agree with @dsendecki

    the true is we need traffic come to our directory and make good benefit to people who submit they site at our directory, not only looking profit :) but doing a honest online business.
     
    marki8, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    Ya, sorry — I realize now that didn't make sense — I saw an increase in vistitors other than submitters — a greater variety of traffic.
     
    dsendecki, Dec 12, 2008 IP
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    syted Notable Member

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    Mike, did you need to edit the descriptions or could you trust him to write unique content? Also how much did you pay him and is he still available - send me a pm please.

    I don't mind re-writing descriptions for spelling and grammar but would like to find somebody to find links for my blog directory and submit them as a user for me to edit and approve.
     
    syted, Dec 12, 2008 IP