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January 18, 2005, 6:32 am
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I am the webmaster of www.e-cologis.com. (Free French find-a-roommate
This website has been running for 5 years now.
Two years ago I took to ASP.net and decided that I would make a website in
this new programming language, just to get the knack of it, as you would say
(actually I even became MS Certified, thanks to that). So I took the same
concept again (finding roommate) but I broadened the scope :
you are now able to search in UK, Germany, Italy...Europe to cut it short.
Now I have to go through th SEO process all over again.
It seems harder and harder to get a good PR :
Most directories does not allow submission any longer, or it takes years
(DMOZ/ODP) if ever, or money (without guarantee of being listed ! Besides,
my website is mostly free) ....
When I look at SEO techniques, it 's being said that it is specially
important to have backlinks from these directories to get some good
Another point would be to get links from similar flat-mate or flat-share
websites. But most of them will not as my site in not currently listed in
SERPs (hence no PR at all).
Seems like I am reaching a dead-end...
So what would suggest ? Did I miss out on something ?
By the way : here is the website : http://123roommate.com /
Please review it and tell me what could else be done, especially when it
comes to SEO.
Also report the bugs you may come across ! ;-)