I recently signed up with SA Top Sites hoping to gain some publicity and South African traffic to my site. So far all it has done is reveal the amount of visitors frequenting my site to anyone who wants the details, an untrue reflection as well.
I am completely behind any proudly South African company trying to unite its people, and I think their concept is great. I do get a little tense though when they specify, “SA Top Sites is open to SOUTH AFRICAN websites only. Your content must have some relevance to South Africa or else your application will be rejected.” and then some random Malaysian dude’s technology site is their in the rankings. I think his website title is a bit of a give away: IT-SIDEWAYS: TECH BLOG MALAYSIA. Come on Top Sites, surely there is basic validation preventing this?
I think I have just given this Malaysian fella more traffic than I have received in total from SA Top Sites. Currently, I have had 5 unique visitors come from SA Top Sites. Explain to me its benefits again, besides giving it loads of backlinks, and building its page rank?
If you have a little SA Top Sites badge, let me know how its working for you.
SA Top Sites please don’t ban me now, I’m just trying to help you better your product. Cos I’m a nice guy 🙂