September 9, 2004 at 4:00 am #89307
Lots of people post to several of these BBs looking for a teacher.November 22, 2004 at 5:00 am #89308unknown-userParticipant
It seems to me that all these sites want is to take our hard-earned money, and try to monopolize the market on teaching. Do you realize how much money they take in if they can get a few thousand people to pay them $100 a year?! And do they document the responses their teachers get? Probably not. And you’re out the money. I think teachers should be found in traditional, human contact ways, or local advertising. Don’t you? And why aren’t more people making referrals to each other?November 22, 2004 at 5:00 am #89309mark-andersenParticipant
I take offense to these sites that want you to pay to register when there are perfectly good
are respected sites and have their own teacher listings free of charge. I would much rather
see people use these sites than the paid ones.
MarkNovember 23, 2004 at 5:00 am #89310
I’m sorry, but you’ve listed some pretty strange objections to this site.
Firstly, while I didn’t realize they were charging for registration, it doesn’t much surprise me.November 23, 2004 at 5:00 am #89311
>At $24 a month, its not onerously expensive.
Are you kidding? That’s very, veryNovember 23, 2004 at 5:00 am #89312
I might have mentioned also that google ranking goes by how you are linked from other
high-ranking sites (except for the ads, of course), so unless other places are linking to this
site, it’s not going to come up at the top of the list anyway.November 23, 2004 at 5:00 am #89313
Sorry, my last post wasn’t clear. That site comes up as a paid ad, not as the first google
listing. I myself never click the ad listingsNovember 23, 2004 at 5:00 am #89314
I quote myself:
“Secondly, they’re asking for less than $2 a month to list one’s self as a teacher. That’s less than $24 a year.”
“$24 a month” was a typo.November 24, 2004 at 5:00 am #89315
Thanks for the clarification. There is a paid ad slot (the most expensive) at the top,
though, FWIW. The side ads are usually more general–google your name and you’ll see
“get best deals on zen sojourner” or “find zen sojourner on ebay.com”. The top slot is
tailored to the search terms, and that’s what they have.
If you think it’s worth paying to get a link from there, well, that’s anyone’s personal
decision. On Mac browsers it has a colored bar behind it to differentiate it from search
results. I don’t let my windows computer online
so I can’t say how it looks in IE for pc.
$24 a year is a lot more reasonable, but I personally wouldn’t do it. Chacun a son gout.
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