Thanks wektech, those are good questions which will help me...Here's how I plan so far:
As far as listing the site forever as I state, I think I will have to let buyers know that if there site is dead it will be removed. Listing the site forever would be as long as the site is live, I think that those who are at a lower position will benefit from that as they'll move up, but those who paid have the option of selling their listing to anyone, I have an option for that. I know people start websites and then shut them down "So I kept that in mind" by giving them a resell right.
Quote: " You say that you will not accept adult or scam links, but whats to keep someone from changing their content? How will you police the links?"
As sites register, I check them, if they are changed later down the line and content was changed to Adult or scam site, The link will be removed. How will I police them? I will have a script developed once the site grows.
Quote: How will I deal with the load time? It will take a while for that problem to occur, I think there will be something that will help me in that sense.
Quote: "Also adding the search feature would seem to invalidate the original premise of "The quicker you sign up the higher your page ranks".
Adding a search once the page grows largely is to benefit the surfer. It would not invalidate the original promise because surfers are not going to search right away, most surfers surf the first portion of the page, if they don't find what they need, then they will search, but those who register and are ranked high, will be viewed always. The search function is also to help those sites listed far down the page.
Quote: "The larger the list is, there is less benefit from signing up so your revenues will drop, yet you will still be left with the costs to maintain and police the site."
That's why I need to insert a search to help those other site listed far down, the profits might drop a bit, but as the page grows, I will be selling advertising spots toward the right side which is why I left it empty. Yes, the longer the list, the less benefit to sign up, in one sense, but on the other, the larger the list the more traffic. Plus in the future, I might add a section toward the middle of the page called "Most viewed" even if your are ranked lower you have a chance of ranking high, "These are just ideas I'm putting together to improve browsing the page"
I just finished this site about 2 days ago. The page I have now is really a "Ruff Draft" of my idea.
I still have some tweaking to do to it and things I have to fix which is why I appreciate everyones comments. Eventually, once the site starts to bring major traffic, I will pay someone to develop a script for my site which will do what I want it to do Example: Checking broken links, checking website content and so on...
The page might not stay the way it looks right now, I might list sites in categories, listing them the same way, first come first serve, but not sure yet, eventho, I think that will help surfers.
Thanks much for your comments, I'm going to go back and insert some "Terms and Conditions" under the FAQ's section.