A big thank you to all of the active posters so far. A new website is never easy to belong to, as most people want to only post to established communities. I think that we're already on the right track.
For the first few days, we had many new registrations. We're at 40 members right now, and it seems that a handful are very actively posting. As with all online communities I've belonged to, only a small percentage of the total membership actively post.
I'd like to thank all of you that have put www.gassavers.org in your signature lines on other forums. it is currently the #1 referrer to this website. Most of our hits come from various Honda forums, and a handful have come from VW forums (thanks bagpipe goatee and SVOBoy).
When I am more comfortable with the layout (look for changes in the new few weeks). I will begine very small google ad campaigns. I will spend $1/day in advertising, which will essentially give us 20 clicks a day from other websites. If 1 of those 20 clicks turns into a user, it means that we can probably get 2 or 3 active posters a month (hopefully more).
Either way, spreading the word is the best way to help the site, and to bring new ideas and experiences to the table.
I will soon be changing how the articles work (after tuesday sometime) so that you can submit your articles/writeups, etc. very easily. I will then read your article, approve it, and post it. As the site grows in number I will be recruiting others to also proofread these articles.
If you have a writeup you'd like to submit now, please PM me by clicking here: http://www.gassavers.org/privatemsg/msgto/1 and i will give you an email address where you can send me your article.
Thanks again for all of your signature lines promoting the site. It seriously makes a world of difference.
Getting any hits from www.newjerseygasprices.com? They don't know so much over there so I am just saying enticing tidbits and then posting the link as my name/signature since they don't have an auto one and hoping people follow.
I’m glad to be here. I’d like to express my appreciation for displaying the cover of my book along with the link. I hope a lot of people benefit from the book. I’m anxious to hear comments from those who read it. :-)
I'm in the midst of working on a new layout that I feel will make the site more user friendly. It's a layout I developed a while back for another site, and am now bringing it back to life for this site.
The basic idea is that i want the layout to be simple and very user friendly. I don't want the bells and whistles that eat up bandwidth and get on all of our nerves.
This is one of the reasons I chose this software in the first place.