web directory. While the typical web directory is only able to refer the traffic it gets to its own site, the BungeeBones web directory (placed on an ever growing number of other websites) is able to send the traffic from all of those directories. Each new directory that is installed adds to the total amount of traffic that the directory is presented to. With the BungeeBones system you submit your link information "once and for all" and it perpetually gets added to the new directories as they are installed. To achieve the same effect with the conventional web directories you would need to perpetually submit your link to them, each, and one at a time. That is, of course, unless you hire a directory submission service (see next). The
difference, however, is that the BungeeBones web directory is installed on "real" content filled web sites and not just web sites filled with just links and no content (i.e. the typical "web directory"). It is the quality of that content that ultimately draws the web traffic and is the main factor determining the quality of the visitor from it to your website.
How is BungeeBones like a free directory submission service?
A directory submission service will, for a fee, take your link's url and go through the process of adding it to some of the thousands of web directories that are out there. When BungeeBones adds your link to our directory the link is automatically added and updated on all present distributed web directories already installed PLUS
it will continue to be added automatically to new websites as they, too, add the web directory to their site. BungeeBones does all that for free based on the understanding that the webmasters will take an active role in the future and by placing or moving their links to the best and most relevant categories for their website (i.e. as the size and scope of the directory and the number of distributed sites expands).
How do I earn income with BungeeBones?
Webmasters earn income in two ways:
First, you earn income from the sale of paid links to other webmasters. When new
paid link customers come to us from your website you get commissions on
their purchases for as long as they are a paying customer. All you need to do to
start earning income is to add the BungeeBones directory to your site and receive 50% commissions on all paid link sales it generates.
You also still get to offer free links but the great thing is that as they see how our system gets them web traffic, and they convert to paid links, you still get a commission regardless of when or how long it for them to convert to a paid link.
The second way you earn income is through recruiting webmasters to install the Distributed Link Exchange/Web Directory on their website. Even though we have built a strong incentive for them to add the directory to get the 50% savings in their own ad fees we stil will pay you an over-ride commission when one of the sites that registered under your site adds the directory to their own site and starts sellinfg paid ads.
Do I need any programming knowledge for this?
Basic html editing ability is all you need. You can add the
whole directory by copying and pasting just a few lines of code into one of your own web pages. To add
the directory fill out the form which is provided to you in your BungeeBones account
control panel and all the code will be created for you with instructions. If you
can copy and paste an html page you can add the directory to your website.
Are there any technical restrictions?
The links will operate on any website that has the very
common language "PHP" installed in its server. You can use our system on windows and unix/linux servers.
Is this illegal or spamming?
No, our directory consists of carefully reviewed, human edited links to ensure
that this is fully ethical and to provide quality content for your website. The
variable pricing of categories lets supply and demand limit the sites at the
higher, more popular categories yet allow unlimited category creation to allow
places for free links in very relevant category names. We make every directory unique and
customized to each site. We take great care in making sure that the links are relevant to the categories.
Our directory is very search engine friendly and so the search engines will spider all the links.
Is this a FFA or Link Farm?
No, all the links that point to you are from different websites that are "volunteer websites". These websites are not owned by
BungeeBones and they reside on different IP address ranges. In addition, each subscription webmaster has the authority to display free links or not and, if so, for how long. This creates a large variety of link content. In the near future we will be launching Niche directories which will only pull a few categories for display.
BungeeBones reviews every link submission. Quality is our top priority. We also do a lot to organize the links properly so that users can find them. We are all about traffic, not spoofing search engines.
But BungeeBones is also extremely search engine friendly. In fact we designed BungeeBones specifically so that search engines can go through the directories and find the website links in order to index them. The search engines know the websites on BungeeBones are of high quality.
With our system you can add your existing header and footer HTML to the link exchange directory to match the layout with your existing website theme, making the link exchange directory a legitimate and natural part of your website.
A link farm is a web page that is nothing more than a page of links to other sites.
Are these directories considered "duplicate content"?
No. Even though we at BungeeBones.com consider your link as "our content" the search engines view links as links and not "content" (they use the links as references to send their "spiders" to them). Our directory is installed on legitimate, content filled (real content) web sites but is, in most cases, just a small part of a total website. There are many "subscription" type RSS or news feed services that are designed to enhamce the website visitor's experience that are distributed like this.
How soon will I see traffic increases?
Once your link is approved and live in our network it will be displayed on all subscription directories whenever anyone calls the directory category you are in. You may get immediate traffic results from that. Search engines will pick up your site's link the next time they spider the subscription website. Since we're adding new sites regularly to our network all of those benefits will continue to grow and increase with time.
How much web traffic will I get?
We provide a traffic report for each category being auctioned that tells how many requests were made for that particular category. It doesn't tell the exact amount of traffic your site will get but it is an excellent gauge. For each request listed in the traffic report a page with twenty links was presented to a viewer. They could have, potentially, looked at all twenty links but the report will only show it as one query. In the other extreme, the viewer could have just used the navigation through the category to get to a lower one and never looked at even one link listing. We currently do not provide any kind of traffic reporting of traffic going to free categories.
How can I see where I'm at on the search engines now?
Go to http://www.googlerankings.com and enter your keyword phrase and your website. It is recommended that you do this before registering on our network and then 30-90 days after to see how many positions you have improved. Try it and you will be surprised!
Are there any types of web sites you do not allow?
Yes, we do not allow web sites containing pornography, racist information, warez downloads or illegal content. We do not allow FFA or Link Farm sites. Additionally, we do not allow sites that have been banned/blacklisted by search engines. For a full list of sites that are not allowed, view our
Can I customize my directory?
Each subscription directory can add their own custom metatag tag info, such as the page's title and
description, at registration which our software uses to construct unique and custom meta
information. In addition, we insert the appropriate directory category name into the meta information to help search engines categorize the links. Yes, each link display page of our
directory, on each website, has unique title and descriptions and is unique for
each category displayed. Literally, millions of unique displays pages.
Also, every webmaster that installs the BungeeBones link directory has
complete control of whether to display free links or not and, if they do then they can also select how long they will be displayed for. They can
choose to display free links for from one to 6 months, for an entire year,
indefinitely, or not at all. This, together with the custom meta tag info and
your own website header and footer graphics insures that each directory,
including the data in it, is
in fact thoroughly different from any other directory on the Internet.
Can I customize my website listing in the directory?
You write your own website's title and description for the listing when you register. You can also log in to your user control panel at any time and edit them along with the ability to change categories and/or convert to a paid link.
How many backlinks to my website do I get?
Since every webmaster that installs the BungeeBones link directory has complete
control of whether to display free links or not and, if they so, for how long, it is very difficult to say how many a free link will receive now or in the future. Paid links always receive the maximum number of back links.
If your hosting company has statistics on your site check for an "incoming
links" feature. Google's web analytics features also will report links connected