We recently created a new niche web directory SEO Search Bot and we were thinking of charging annual fees for our featured links offer.
But after the recent happenings about buying and selling links, we came to the conclusion that we may only charge a one time (lifetime) review/submission fee.
But is that fair?
I assume not! You might be asking yourself: Why not?
Then I would ask you: Why doesn't the Yahoo Directory get penalized, since they ask for a fee of $299 per year? Inclusion fee? Why should I pay for an inclusion fee if I am already included?
So that means that my site can be included for one year for the above amount, and when the year is over, I am kicked out. Right? And then I should pay again and request a re-inclusion?
What is that if it is not a paid link?
Ah!!!!! I got it! Yahoo does not sell links. They rent links. And we rent links! Google never said that renting links is not OK. Or?
Or did I miss something?
I would appreciate your feedback very much.