Thursday, May 15, 2008
I decided to do a little more advertising this week. I'm still running this site on a shoestring budget but I decided $60/month in advertising is doable.
I'm currently running a $40 Fark ad for the week. You can see it Here
In addition I decided to test out StumbleUpon's ad service. Now if you don't know what StumbleUpon is, I encourage you to check them out because it really is a genius concept. The site is typical social bookmarking site with the small exception that it relies on a Fire Fox browser plug-in. This plug-in basically gives you a direct connection to stumbleupon and adds a set of buttons to your tool bar for looking up new websites. The cool part is that there's a randomizer button that you click and it takes you to a random site (with in a bunch of preferred categories that you set). Now, you can also pay for stumbles, which is what I have done. Feedback has been pretty positive so far, so hopefully this helps spread the word.
I also made a Facebook group
and a website group
. I got a great response from that and had a lot of friends join. From that I got about 6 new users on the site. Feel free to join both :)
You may also notice that if you're not logged in I added a message at the top of the page encouraging users to help me spread the word.
Hopefully this advertising and little changes help to bring more users here. It's looking pretty good so far!