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I have taken a look over your directory and it looks good and navigates

Before we agree to add our listing, I would like to know if your site will be
easily picked
up by the search engines.

We have listed with a few sites in the past and been very disappointed with
the lack of

If we do decide to list, can we do it easily through your site?


It is very early days for the directory, and it will take time more than
anything, we would
estimate around a year for it to get really running, which will be around
December 2006.

However, taksim escort we are confident it will. We create websites for a
living, full time, this is amongst
the first for ourselves as a pose to a client, the first being href="http://www.bnb-" target="_blank">The Bed and Breakfast Directory
. We do sell
ourselves on
where our clients rank in the search engines.

If you look for the tyre pressure for your car, or look for a transformer
manufacturer you will
be looking at one of our clients sites.

The E Self Catering directory is as search engine friendly as we can make it,
there are a couple
of pages that could be tweaked a little better if it were all done manually, but
for ease of
maintenance we have let this go.

We admit, you are unlikely to get many or maybe even any enquiries over the early
days, it will
take that long for many search engines to index most of the pages, and there is
Google's new
site filter to overcome; which is predominantly a case of time.

But will it in the end? Yes, I think so. I think it is better than most, it's
easier to
navigate, you don't have to search, though you can if you wish, and every page
will be found by
the likes of Google, MSN, Yahoo, etc.

Though you are unlikely to get enquiries early on, there is an advantage in going
on early, as
your full page will have more relevance, more length of time in the index than
newer pages, more
likely to come up in the results straight in the search engines as a pose to the

It is easy to add to the site, as easy as I can make it, and it is free .... it
is our interest
to have as many Self Catering Properties as possible listed, and then aim for a
small percentage
of them to find paying for the optional extras, such as extra pictures, listing
higher, having
feedback / guest comments, and recording enquiries is worth while.

We looked at more than fifty accommodation directories before starting work on
the site, and
more since I've really finished the engine behind, and I haven't found one that I
think works
better or is any more Search Engine friendly.

There are improvements i have pencilled in, such as a wishlist for visitors,
larger pictures for
the premium entries, etc. but these are better added over time, this will have
greater impact in
the likes of Google. I would also like to break say for example, New Zealand down
into regions,
but until the numbers are higher it is to be avoided, there's no point having
thousands of pages
with no content, better to have a few hundred with good content.

I hate going to directories, clicking on say Africa > Sub Sahara > South Africa >
Pretoria and
when I've finally got there it says "we have no entries in this location" ...
I've tried to
avoid that, you will only ever have links to places where at least one property
is listed.

Will the E Self Catering Directory work? Yes, I believe so and I am quite good at
this, but I
can only shorten the time it takes a little.

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