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EatonWeb: A Blog Directory to Avoid

When you start blogging its a good idea to put the word out and let people know your new blog exists, one way to do this is get listed in online blog directories.

Some directories charge a fee to review your blog, which help pay for the upkeep of the directory and also helps to ensure quality listings.

Expect the Unexpected

The EatonWeb directory charges a review fee, but blogger BEWARE!

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The other day I had an email out-of-the-blue from PayPal saying I’d made an automatic payment for a subscription I’d set-up.  First I thought it was just SPAM.

I didn’t recall ever setting up a subscription using PayPal, but reading the invoice from PayPal, it turns out that I had been duped into signing up to a recurring annual subscription fee to EatonWeb blog directory, when at the time I assumed it was a one-off fee to list my blog!

What’s even worse is the fact I never got my blog listed!

Looking at the EatonWeb submission page (below), it’s not very clear that you are signing up to a recurring annual subscription either, or whether you pay the annual subscription whether they list you or not.

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There are no website terms and conditions and after emailing EatonWeb about this issue I’ve had no reply whatsoever, so I thought I write this post to alert other bloggers to this dodgy practice.

My advice is to avoid The EatonWeb blog directory!