Local Linkup

Discussion in 'SEO, PPC and Online Marketing' started by pcproblems, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. pcproblems

    pcproblems UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi People

    just had a call from a chap at a company called Local Linkup... Anyone know of them ?

    I have to say that he was a nice chap and not pushy at all.. Just wanted to know whether i wanted help with SEO
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: pcproblems Member since: Jun 30, 2010
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  2. maxh

    maxh UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Looks like a Local Business Listing site or IYP.

    They're 10 a penny!

    But yeah, looks free and it wont harm your SEO efforts so go for it.
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: maxh Member since: Apr 15, 2010
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  3. maxh

    maxh UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Sheeeeeeet!

    TL;DNR!

    btw their website seems to simply offer free business profiles AFAICT
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: maxh Member since: Apr 15, 2010
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  4. pcproblems

    pcproblems UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Well the chap found me on this very forum..

    I politely declined his offer of SEO or whatever
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: pcproblems Member since: Jun 30, 2010
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  5. Ali-v-8

    Ali-v-8 UKBF Legend Full Member

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    What he is on here?
    Thought he an off after he tried to start another thread.

     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: Ali-v-8 Member since: May 8, 2008
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  6. pcproblems

    pcproblems UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Ali, yes he contacted me at home after having looked at my site. He made reference this this thread that i started
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: pcproblems Member since: Jun 30, 2010
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  7. harryboon

    harryboon UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I just checked Liverpool and Bolton and he isn't on the first page at all - first two I checked, shall I check more?

    ps - nor Birmingham or London
     
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    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: harryboon Member since: May 18, 2010
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  8. Lease4Less

    Lease4Less UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    How many people would actually type in european couriers bolton?

    I jusy can't see how this would generate enough business to warrant the effort.
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: Lease4Less Member since: Jul 13, 2010
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  9. MASSEY

    MASSEY UKBF Legend Full Member

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    wow......

    The guy knows less about seo than i do.

    That list he drop'd is appauling for someone trying to defend themselves.

    I could probably write a blog post on my site about european couriers and outranks his sites lol.
     
    Posted: Sep 1, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  10. MASSEY

    MASSEY UKBF Legend Full Member

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    its british telecom that own customer street and ufindus, either way local link up [removed by mod].
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  11. eventdomain

    eventdomain Banned

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    Whoa - 20 million :eek: Really?
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2010 By: eventdomain Member since: Apr 23, 2009
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  12. harryboon

    harryboon UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    bloody joke for that sort of money - but fair play someone made some nice cash :D
     
    Posted: Sep 13, 2010 By: harryboon Member since: May 18, 2010
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  13. MASSEY

    MASSEY UKBF Legend Full Member

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    i actually know quite a bit about the subject actually and everyone who i speak to regarding the subject say the same the directorys are low traffic and they feel scammed. now your local link up idea is terrible , you dont know anything about seo as you have clearly shown on numerous occasions. Its entirely up to you if you want to continue taking money off companys, maybe you should read the original thread you started again,
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  14. EntrepreneurWannabe

    EntrepreneurWannabe UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I don't know very much about SEO which is why I have found this forum in the hope that I can get a few hinters. I do apologise to you guys for my rudeness, but I guess it's just one of my bugbears when people slate other companies off when they've never used them.

    Like I said I'm no expert Massey, but I noticed your domains names are quite clever and if I type them into Google you come up on the front page, except for 'Plumbers in Birmingham West Midlands'. Do you come up because of the domain name?
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: EntrepreneurWannabe Member since: Sep 14, 2010
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  15. harryboon

    harryboon UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Wannabe you will find that most of us have a strong opinion as we are experts in what we do, SEO, business, Marketing etc and if we are slating a website we have good reasons :D


     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: harryboon Member since: May 18, 2010
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  16. EntrepreneurWannabe

    EntrepreneurWannabe UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    How would you feel if you were able to get their service free of charge, and you generated a bit of business from it?
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: EntrepreneurWannabe Member since: Sep 14, 2010
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  17. harryboon

    harryboon UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    and you are sure you don't work for LLU?

     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: harryboon Member since: May 18, 2010
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  18. EntrepreneurWannabe

    EntrepreneurWannabe UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I've already been through this question. Your avoidance of my question however only tells me that you're too 'proud' to admit that you could be wrong.

    I'd just like to hear some unbiased opinions because I want to see the bigger picture before I decide whether or not to give this a go. I've read more about these companies on things like blagger, and now I've done a bit of research I'm a bit more reserved about it, plus £300 is a fair bit for someone who only has a mediocre job - but if it worked it would be a good move, right?
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: EntrepreneurWannabe Member since: Sep 14, 2010
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  19. MASSEY

    MASSEY UKBF Legend Full Member

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    the plumbing url is pretty new and i have not really worked on it much. the key words help alot the down side is its not branding but i just want search engine visitors. I would not use it as i do my own, but im sure you will locate people that will.
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: MASSEY Member since: Nov 29, 2009
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  20. EntrepreneurWannabe

    EntrepreneurWannabe UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Do your sites generate hits though, do you actually generate any business by being on the front page of Google??
     
    Posted: Sep 14, 2010 By: EntrepreneurWannabe Member since: Sep 14, 2010
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