This is a call to arms for the cheapskate, the spendthrift, the miser...
the online entrepreneur.
In another thread
started by Johnny Lew
, we've been talking about some very low-cost website promotion ideas and Chris Logan
came up with the idea to build a list of criteria for what are 'okay' sites on which to advertise.
From that, we give you: the Top Ten Sites for Free Online Advertising -- Plus: The Top Ten Criteria for Judging All the Others
Please, pitch in with your recommendations!
Let's try to assemble a monster list (top 10 be darned) and then pare it down to something reasonable.
The two topics are:
- "Top 10 Sites for Free Online Advertising"
- "The Top Ten Criteria for Judging All the Others"
I'll kick it off with:
- DMOZ (yes, yes, I know - too slow)
- Google Base
- Links don't include rel="nofollow"
- no email spamming
- a *reasonable* level of advertising
And the bonus -- Local, Local, Local:
Finally, I realize my recommendations above may be a little weak - I'm sure some of you guys have WAY more knowledge in this arena.
And to that I say: "Bring on the cage match". Let's get a little contentious here -- all in good fun of course, but -- be opinionated, tell me my ideas are doo doo. I don't care, and neither should any of you.
Just give your best ideas, let's fight about it and at the end of the day we'll have a truly authoritative list. Don't worry if you don't think you know enough to post, the point is to throw all the ideas on the table - you may know of one we don't - and compile the best as a resource.
Speaking of the end of the day - let's call this a done deal in 1 week.
On Friday October 20th I will give the first hour of my day to compiling the list into one master post compiling the best-of-the-best right here.
Come one - this'll be cool.