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Old 09 Apr 2007, 15:39
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VBseo?? Anybody using them? Or any other SEO company?

One of my sites, http://greatlakes4x4.com is growing extremely fast, 1.3 years old, close to 500,000 posts now. But I'm having some problems.

I suck at SEO. And the site goes between being google rank 2 and 3 depending on what day I look. My "competitors" websites that are not near as busy seem to appear much higher for most search words. I want every edge possible in the search engines.

Are VBSEO and the others a marketing scam, or do they really yield results?

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Old 09 Apr 2007, 23:41
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I use VBSEO on all my forums. It is far from a scam. Lots of people have shown good results with it. You will find people who love it and people who hate it. One thing it does is remove all duplicate urls from vBulletin and helps you removed duplicate content issues too. It includes many other SEO tools such as dynamic meta descriptions and linkbacks (similiar to pingbacks on blogs). All in one plugin that takes 5-10 minutes to install and configure.

I'd recommend it. The vBulletin site in my sig uses it.
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 02:52
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I use it on all my sites now. I just installed it on a 3 year old vBulletin site in January and it has cleaned up SERPS for this site in a very short time. If you need Google referrals then vBSEO is worth the investment.
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 11:34
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If I understand it properly, it changes all the page urls. Will this change the 350,000 or so pages I have the search engines now, and set me back? Or am I stupid for thinking this? Should I expect weeks without seach engine referrals after it is installed?

Its cheap, so if it does what its advertised to do, its worth it.
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 12:31
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The old URLs will still work..
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Old 10 Apr 2007, 12:55
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Ok, that is what I wanted to hear. I guess I will take the plunge today
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 05:03
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I wouldnt advise buying a vbseo license before the branding free is available. Doesnt worth it.
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Old 16 Apr 2007, 05:51
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I wouldnt advise buying a vbseo license before the branding free is available. Doesnt worth it.
If you don't need a branding free then it is worth it. I'd even venture to say that it is worth it to get it now without the branding free because of the benefits it gives you
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 04:53
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I like their product, but some of the things that they do make me think of them as not trustworthy.

The two big points I see currently are:

1. Encrypted code. I understand them wanting to protect their IP, but it raises the distrust level.
2. Offer a branding free. The eBay auctions were a real embarassment, IMO. There's no reason IMO they can't just offer it.

If they built up some credibility, things like this shouldn't be an issue. I used to be critical of their support as well, but they seem to have come a long way in that regard.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 05:56
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branding free was not a problem for me. you can choose from 10 different displays of the copyright, 5 linked, and 5 non linked. you can also have your affiliate Id placed in the link, so if anyone clicks it and within the next year purchases vbseo, you will make money. So That didnt bother me.

Also support is fantastic, so I didnt have to worry about any problems that ive had for more then a few hours tops.

vbseo has done really well. and it is now gone gold!
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 05:59
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ahhh.... vbseo...tho we are using vbseo been long..
but didnt find any difference before & after...no upgradation of PR...raterr sometime it down

w/o vbseo many site is doing too good......
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 06:05
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Originally Posted by Zia View Post
ahhh.... vbseo...tho we are using vbseo been long..
but didnt find any difference before & after...no upgradation of PR...raterr sometime it down

w/o vbseo many site is doing too good......
PR comes from quality backlinks not vBSEO.

If you ever manage to get good backlinks and a good PR then vBSEO helps your sub pages get a better share of that PR.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 06:50
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I like vBSEO very much and it has even helped with getting my adsense numbers up. It virtually has paid for itself in adsense revenue alone.

Especially if your forum is optimized (like JPiC) for adsense then vBSEO naturally will allow for more links on google, which means more visitors & registered Members, which means more potential for visitors clicking on those adsense links.

I think it's a phenomenal piece of software and well worth the purchase price

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Old 17 Apr 2007, 08:08
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Originally Posted by PoetJA-1975 View Post
I think it's a phenomenal piece of software and well worth the purchase price

Jacquii.
Totally agree with you there.
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Old 17 Apr 2007, 18:30
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Totally agree with you there.
WOW! That's a 1st LOL - Truly though - very nice is vBSEO and they've just released 3.0.0 Gold - Excited about that!

Jacquii.
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