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  • #89307
    Zen Sojourner
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    http://www.harpteachers.com/

    Lots of people post to several of these BBs looking for a teacher.

    #89308
    unknown-user
    Participant

    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?

    #89309
    mark-andersen
    Participant

    I take offense to these sites that want you to pay to register when there are perfectly good

    sites suc as the Lyon and Healey http://www.harp.com and the http://www.harpconnection.com which

    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.

    Best regards,

    Mark

    #89310
    Zen Sojourner
    Participant

    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.

    #89311
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    >At $24 a month, its not onerously expensive.

    Are you kidding? That’s very, very

    #89312
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    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.

    #89313
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    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 listings

    #89314
    Zen Sojourner
    Participant

    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.

    #89315
    barbara-brundage
    Participant

    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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