The hardest part?...........the grand opening!

slimgoody posted 7th of August 2010 in Community Voice. 9 comments.

Now that I'm on the other end of the spectrum, I am now understanding that the hard part wasn't the "building" of the site but the launch and the maintaining of the site. I will confess that the building is the easy part and part of me wish I could go back to that part of my




SO,at this point in time, I feel as if I'm a tad bit lost. I want to drive traffic to my site but I just don't feel like I'm ready for that yet. I still haven't set up the rest of my content which is one of the main reasons why I haven't started advertising. OOH, how lost I am right now. I know one thing, there is traffic coming from somewhere and it has nothing to do with me! I don't want to sound like I'm complaining but at the same rate, THATS NOT WHAT I WANT RIGHT NOW.

The one thing that I'm shying away from is FAKE traffic. I've noticed alot of sites offering traffic exchange for a price. I find some of these to be superficial and not very promising.Most of that traffic don't even come back and the main thing I want is reaccuring traffic. I will be going to me home, imreportcard to get some worth wild information pertaining to marketing.

 We did start with a referral program though, which earns the highest referrer $50, every month. So thats a start

I need guidance because I'm lost right now. I guess I will focus my self on the content area and go from there. Thats about the only thing I can say. Got a headache, need a glass of wine.

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My best advice would be to never, ever, disclose the name of your site on
I guess you and I think alike. It never made sense for me to disclose my site in a place filled with developers who created the damn script!! ooooh and people who make it their hobby to work on it. Houstonlively, I believe that you were the only person I ever showed my site to from here. But I still would like to know your theory behind NOT disclosing it?
Im actually interested in seeing your site.

Also, I agree with staying away from the FAKE profiles. I believe that I have a great concept for my site so I dont want anything about it to be fake!
As soon as you post the url to your site on, you open yourself up to all kinds of undesirable traffic. There are the harmless registrations, where members here will register an account on your site for no identifiable reason.... I call these nuisance accounts. Then there's the spammers. Spammers will mine this site for links to dolphin sites, and add them to their list of sites to attempt to spam. Then there's the worst kind of traffic of all. It's the person you've pissed off on see more It's the gutless lowlife that will attempt to vandalize your site or hack it.... the ones that cower behind their computer screen thinking of ways to screw things up for other people. I guess it makes them feel better, but such people usually have very low self-esteem in the real world, and destroying things somehow makes them feel more important. I'm sure you know the type.

The likelihood of you getting any meaningful traffic from this site is close to nil, so why take a useless risk. I've always believed that the best way to keep something secret, is not to tell anybody : ) I just wish I could go back in time, and take my own advice.
See, this is why you and I get along so well. Your thoughts were my thoughts exactly. And please believe me when I say that I have pissed a few people off on this site. (no regrets) And the one thing I don't have the time for is the disruption of my site. I'm liable to go betty bonkers for coco crisps up in this place on the one who does it. (I keep track of my enemies)

I remember Tadeo telling me to post my site on boonex as soon as it was done because it would do really well. I've been skeptical see more since the beginning and now I have all the confirmation in the world. Any who, I hope your site is doing well, we should exchange links some time. If I'm not mistaken your site pertains to music right? Thanks for the advice, I swear it's like you sleep in the corner of my brain.
The second site I'm working on, does indeed pertain to music. It's the one I have enough sense to keep quiet about. I haven't had much time to work on it, so there's not much to show. I'll send you a link to it if you want it.

The current site is a little more general in nature... it's why I decided to have a template selection. Not everybody wants to look at vibrant colors, and can switch to a simple business theme. The site has recently become buggy in IE, so I have to figure out what self-inflicted see more injury is responsible.

I'm waiting on a few more mods to be developed, and a more stable version of D7, before I dump $$ into local advertising. I don't envision conquering the entire world.... just one small part of it.
You are too hilarious, yep I would like a link to it. I'm always wanting to see new things. Plus your last site was pretty hot, considering it was simple. I have a HUGE F@#$% dilema. I finally launched my site right. I have four avatars up currently. One admin, two artist accounts which are mine. And a real sign up. Ever since my last sign up uplaoded his avatar and music, it seem like the avatars started to disappear off the homepage and the profile page and the messenger. What the hell is this see more about?
There is a bug where avatars get deleted when users add each other as friends.

There's a fix posted in the forums -


PS - thought I posted a reply to this thread, but it does not seem to be here any more!? It basically said - go live - don't wait to get the site polished. If it takes you 3 months to polish the site to where you are happy with it before having an official launch - at least you will see more have 3 months worth of search engine history and members.

Thanks DM, I appreciate your response. I'll check that out ASAP.
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