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Re: GoogleCity Forums

  • Subject: Re: GoogleCity Forums
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2005 09:01:13 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [John Bokma] on Friday 02 September 2005 07:14 \__

> Big Bill <kruse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> On 1 Sep 2005 20:02:31 -0700, MarvellanHinton@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
>>>I just want to stop and take the chance to invite everyone to
>>>GoogleCity Forums! We are establishing a nice, sort of close-knit
>> The sort of close-knit community that any and everyone can join, eh?
> It takes two to tango, and a lot more to get a community :-D.

Feeds are an excellent place to start based on my own experience. When I
decided to set up a news section for computer vision back in May (one of
these ideas that pops up in your head while in the bathroom), I knew there
was no similar site that provided an RSS feed, not even the
long-established Computer Vision Homepage, which was static. So, I set up
PHP-Nuke and some months later I have 14 fully-subscribed members and over
100 RSS feed subscribers. I also have some good corresponding SERP's that
are sure to have the figures improved.

I set up another such site which covers one of my research project. I
thought there was absolutely no way that anyone would show an interest in
it. Nonetheless, it helped me keep track of my own progress. As it's the
beginning of the month, the visual logs are rather clean. This morning I
could see that the feed of that site was requested 34 times yesterday, only
a couple of months after it was set up.

In summary, offer something that others do not have. People are going Ga Ga
after feeds at the moment. Not all people have reached the point of
information overload, yet. Take advantage of that.

BOKMA: Your advice on RSS feeds was excellent. The requests appeared to have
nearly doubled in just 2 months.


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