WEB.com Partners with SuperPages.com – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.


SuperMedia just inked a partnership deal with Web.com to provide SMB (small & medium business) websites, the first move to update the companies online product offerings since before being Verizon Information Services, pre-dating Idearc Media.

http://smallbiztrends.com/2010/12/web-com-and-supermedia-announce-alliance-to-benefit-small-businesses.html

GTE/Verizon/Idearc/SuperMedia has had a long lasting relationship with Register.com, the company Web.com recently purchased for 135 million big ones. Just a 65 million dollar loss for the VC team that purchased the company for 200 million smack-a-roos 5 years earlier.

If SuperMedia has a buyout opportunity, now is the time. Considering that they officially appointed Peter McDonald as CEO, the guy from Dex, now is the time to sell SuperPages.com and combine Dex and VZ print publishing efforts with significant cost saving in management and operations payroll with combined efforts.

Good: WEB.com is proactive with negative keyword insertion strategies for online reputation management, better than SuperMedia’s ORM and PR Team.

http://www.web.com/blog/internet-marketing/web-com-scam-prevention-tips/

Let’s see how far they manage to drive these search results for “Web.com Scam” down.

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/internet-scam-c109036.html

Good: Hostopia/Netopia Motorola outdated content management systems are done for.

Bad: Outsourcing web marketing to a DIY platform like Godaddy’s WebsiteTonight product or Web.com’s DIY based website products vs in-house.

Bad: Not following the masses with widely used, supported, and future-proof web based content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal is still taking a step sideways vs forward. This is not evolution.

Ugly: Does the client own the site design or is it still like Hostopia/Motorola sites that you can’t keep should you desire not to renew your contract?

If you can’t invest $1000.00 to $1500.00 in your online brand you must either be in rural America serving your local area or your target market consists of “OLD” people.

Ugly: This guy’s email from India this morning proves that folks overseas know more about search marketing solutions than Yellow Page folks, hedge fund managers, commodity sellers, and the average small business owner.

Hello,

Wishing you a great day!

We offer services for Search Engine Optimization for enhancing link popularity of the website on your targeted keywords. As well as our team has been serving for few SEO companies all across the globe for various themes e.g IT services , Real-estate, Online Shopping, Cosmetics . If you have any requirements for complete SEO or the related services below,

 

Please feel free to contact to may skype id: (removed to protect the innocent)

 

1. Manual Directory Submissions

2. Static Back links

 

3. Blog Posting

 

4. Article Submission

 

5. Press release submission

 

6. Social Bookmarking

 

We apply clean strategy as well as white hat techniques to achieve the desired results.

 

For any further information please feel free to contact.

 

Best Regards,

Dude from India

Ugly: When Google and Woopra Analytics state that your site is getting 59 website visitors in 6 months to your SMB website, yet the yellow pages or vertical directory send you a report stating you had 300+ visitors, something is wrong. This happens all the time. Most of the time folks don’t know it because they have proprietary website development platforms and the providers do not permit you to embed an analytics tracking code. Maybe website analytics doesn’t work right, otherwise why would there be such a huge discrepancy? Or better yet, maybe someone is lying to you in order to keep getting your money.

Let’s end this on a Good note:

Good: I am going out on a limb. I am offering FREE call tracking numbers for Christmas via CallMeasurement.com. Track the effectiveness of Yellow Pages, listings, or any advertising media.

Email me for details. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays folks!

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