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Hi from Cornwall
Fri 7-May-10
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PhilBen
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Hi all, can I ask your advice. I am about to launch a Smallholder Directory and I was wondering if you guys could help me and give suggestions on how I can improve it etc.(apart from adding more sites)

http://www.smallholder-agriculture.co.uk

Many Thanks in advance
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Getting to know people first would be best, this is spamming to me.

Nobody promotes there site like this, I feel bad doing links to my site.

Tardis i can give you advice but if you want people to join this is not the way i would do it , just some good friendly advice, and welcome.

Fri 7-May-10
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Mutley is right, Phil, but we will let you off with a yellow card seeing as your site is not actually flogging anything.

It's all about give and take and it would be best to give a little first before asking for something.

Still, if anybody wants to comment on that site then feel free.

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Sorry I was meaning to spam but to ask for agvice from people who are smallholders etc. sorry

The Smallholder Directory – http://www.smallholder-agriculture.co.uk

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No worries, Phil. Thanks for coming back on to respond.

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PhilBen said:Sorry I was meaning to spam but to ask for agvice from people who are smallholders etc. sorry


I don't know what happened to my spelling in the last post

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Cheers, Phil. Spellun is vastly unimportant. It's your ideas that we want to hear. Use the spellchecker tool, which is the rightmost icon in the toolbar when you are adding a comment.

Tell us a little about yourself and how you got the idea for your fledgling directory, and what you hope to achieve. We like your idea but, presumably, you want it to generate income at some point?

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Hi Danny,

I have my own website design and seo company (new) and I am lucky to have picked up some big contracts in a very short time. But I did until last week have a sales job with a well known Smallholder mag. I was only there 5 weeks and generated 147 new sales for advertising. The ave was 10 per month. You would think my boss would have been very pleased about that. But people being people, she saw me as a threat and made life very hard, until in the end I quit. As I do web design and seo I thought about putting together a site that is better than the mags and I will speak to smallholders for myself. I know in a few months time the rankings in Google will be good enough for the site to be taken seriously. Other than that been in sales all my life live in cornwall and work long hours.

Phil

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Crikey, Phil - 147 converted leads in 5 weeks and you got fired?

Daft.

SEO is quite a specialised discipline, and you really have to know what you are doing because it changes week on week. There are many charlatans out there.

Like I said, we like the notion behind your directory. Good luck to you in making it successful.

OK. A tip: create a category for people like us, who are not real smallholders in that we do not farm on the side of a hill in Wales. Consider people, like the vast majority of our visitors who are trying to grow stuff in a tiny space or on a high rise apartment balcony. High yield is vital.

Cheers,

Danny

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Will someone please tell me what SEO means?

I'll try that again!

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They where cold calls not leads but never mind that's gone now. I have been involved in seo for many years ans started when altavista where kings. I currently have a few sites of my own and now do contract work for a big plc. only organic rankings so keep my fingers crossed the Directory Will do OK. What category topic would you call it or suggest ?

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Phil - it's late. Let me have a think tomorrow. Even more impressive that they were cold calls. You must have some Irish / Blarney in you!

TA: SEO = Search Engine Optimisation - making a site Google-friendly. Google is the current God for attracting visitors, and thereby revenue. Wink

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No just an old git that never gives up

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LOL - God loves a trier, and so do we (love the small guy, that is)|

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Danny said:

TA: SEO = Search Engine Optimisation - making a site Google-friendly. Google is the current God for attracting visitors, and thereby revenue. Wink


I'll have a think about that.  It might make sense tomorrow...Roll_Eyes

I'll try that again!

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