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Why We Do Not Share Our Pages with Potential Clients

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

One of the most common questions we get asked by potential clients is to see an example page, or one of our other client’s pages so they can understand what they are buying. Very legitimate question, I would ask it too, but there are a few reasons we do not do this.

Mainly to protect our existing clients. Paid links are frowned upon by Google, so smart webmasters and SEO companies that are buying links are doing so carefully, and staying under the radar. Sometimes competitors will report a site’s links in an effort to get them penalized (this rarely works by the way unless the paid text links are very very spammy and overdone). We do not tell a stranger that calls or emails where our pages are, otherwise they can see all of our clients that we are protecting. Now you may say that if someone becomes a client, they could see some of our client’s pages. This is true, but we make efforts to minimize this. First, not all clients are on all of our sites. With over 20 sites, we spread them around quite a bit. Also, the 2 page minimum is strictly enforced. This also deters clients that are not serious about link building.

Another reason we do not share our pages is to protect our sites in general. Someone that is does not have links on that site should never see the location of the site, for the same reason. We do not want any troublemakers interfering.

It is helpful, and would increase our sales, to get to show how natural and valuable these pages are up front, but our first priority is remaining under the radar. Instead, we can describe the pages in detail, and assure you that you are getting exactly what we say, no funny business, very straight forward.

Gambling, Pharmacy, Adult Sites now have an option

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

We are excited to announce that we have recently developed some separate sites where we can offer edu links in content for gambling, pharmacy, and adult advertisers now. These sites are separate from our standard inventory, so regular clients can rest assured we are not intermingling. We have been working on a way to fill this need, we have had many clients asking us to come up with something. It is so challenging for these sites to promote themselves, and they do understand why.

There are currently 5 different EDUs that we can put you on, with special pricing. So send us an email or call us at 800-918-0680 if you’re interested or have been waiting on us to come up with a solution for you to snag some authority in content links.

New Techie Stuff for EDUtextlink

Monday, June 30th, 2008


Finally our database is ready! After weeks of building and tweaking, we now will manage all of your projects online. You can log in to give us your project outline, and then monitor the progress of your pages. You can view the URLs to your pages as they go up, and log back in to any previous project. You can reference what edu links we have placed, and when. You can leave us messages on your project blog.

And behind the scenes, I get to do the happy dance because it is managing all of our staff, keeping the project flowing and efficient with minimal interference on my part. I must give a plug to Victor Raff and RaffSoftware who built this system for us. His work is amazing, he somehow made creating a database a joyful experience. (this may be the first time someone referred to database creation as joyful??) I would ask for something that I just KNEW would be impossible or too expensive, and every time “Yes, Julie, we can do that. “ It was MAGIC. And he was so very patient in explaining everything to me, asking very detailed questions to be sure the system would operate exactly how we needed it to.

Have you ever built a database? Share your experience with me. I found it to be fun, challenging. Required a lot of brain scratching. Picturing of scenarios and what-ifs. I think in my next life I want to be Victor.

New Website:

Our new site will be ready soon, with a new logo and look. Another wonderful experience with a web professional, we are crazy about our new designer, Gary Leung. We are pretty sure he is psychic, because he continues to show us designs that we love on the first mockup. What is even  more special about Gary is that in addition to being talented, an amazing eye for design, but he is also a great communicator, and an organized worker. Anyone that has worked with designers and artists knows this is a rare combination.

Blogging software:

We recently finished a customization on our blogging software. This is pretty much behind the scenes stuff, but it manages the uploading of our content, backs up all of your edu pages, and gives us the ability to move or edit content very easily. Just one more way we are different from the rest, we are in this for the long haul. And as luck would have it, we are working with a third really amazing talented programmer. Three people in a row that just blow us away. We suspect that Bob is a robot alien, only here to observe human life, because he somehow produces what we ask for within hours. Or he may just be like us, glued to our screen day and night, working because we can’t help it. Bob, can you make it do this? And instead of replying “Yes” he replies “Yes, it is done.”

I re-read this entry, and it probably seems like we agreed to give a testimonial or plug for these guys, but really that did not come up. I am truly just that excited to have done work each of them, lucky to have found them.