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    Re: Ways to help GMHockey.com

    Post by Hobiesens on Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:14 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Another piece of news. When I search Hockey Forum our site gets first page results. I don't know if it's just me but if you all can try it and let me know where we show up that would be great. I remember a few weeks ago we were getting page 6 with those key word terms.


    I got a first page result also.

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    Post by PKC on Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:18 am

    Same here. The last hit listed on page 1. Nice work guys.

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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Thu Jul 09, 2009 10:21 am

    Thanks for the responses guys. That's great. I was wondering if it was just because I check Google so often that it was used to my searches or something.

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    Post by Guest on Thu Jul 09, 2009 12:32 pm

    hey, I just posted a note on facebook to join:

    Paul Patenaude To all the NHL gurus out there, join www.gmhockey.com to talk hockey all the time, we do sim too! I am HowieMorenz on the network. See you there!
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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:38 am

    So July is still looking good for posts but has slowed somewhat and may not hit our June record of 11304. Membership is picking up with 22 in June and another 22 in July so far. Our Google page results have dropped to page 5 to 7 which is odd.


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    Post by jamvan on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:39 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:So July is still looking good for posts but has slowed somewhat and may not hit our June record of 11304. Membership is picking up with 22 in June and another 22 in July so far. Our Google page results have dropped to page 5 to 7 which is odd.
    I saw a post somehwere else that linked to a site called: the realgmhockey . Have you heard of it and are the our bitter rival? LOL!
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    Post by wprager on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:42 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:So July is still looking good for posts but has slowed somewhat and may not hit our June record of 11304. Membership is picking up with 22 in June and another 22 in July so far. Our Google page results have dropped to page 5 to 7 which is odd.

    Shabbs and I did more than our fair share, I think. Can you check the state to see what our percentages are this month?


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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:44 am

    Oh on another note GMHockey.com will turn 1 on July 31st. It was technically created on July 31st, 2008 and opened it's doors to membership on August 5th, 2008.


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    Re: Ways to help GMHockey.com

    Post by Jordo on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:04 am

    You guys should think of getting some stickers made. It's really cheap to do, and is a very cost effective way of advertising. Throw them in various places, especially around Scotiabank Place- something simple like "GMHockey.com- All Hockey. All the Time".

    Watch them pour in. If you guys want to take this thing to the next level- you need to expand past the internet and start advertising in new clever (and cheap) ways. This site has a TON of potential.
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    Post by PTFlea on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:25 am

    Jordo wrote:You guys should think of getting some stickers made. It's really cheap to do, and is a very cost effective way of advertising. Throw them in various places, especially around Scotiabank Place- something simple like "GMHockey.com- All Hockey. All the Time".

    Watch them pour in. If you guys want to take this thing to the next level- you need to expand past the internet and start advertising in new clever (and cheap) ways. This site has a TON of potential.

    Very good idea. It might be time to do some out of internet advertising.

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    Post by Guest on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:08 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:Oh on another note GMHockey.com will turn 1 on July 31st. It was technically created on July 31st, 2008 and opened it's doors to membership on August 5th, 2008.

    Wohoo!

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    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:27 am

    Jordo wrote:You guys should think of getting some stickers made. It's really cheap to do, and is a very cost effective way of advertising. Throw them in various places, especially around Scotiabank Place- something simple like "GMHockey.com- All Hockey. All the Time".

    Watch them pour in. If you guys want to take this thing to the next level- you need to expand past the internet and start advertising in new clever (and cheap) ways. This site has a TON of potential.

    As much as this site is very centred around the Senators I personally don't want to turn it into GM(Senators)Hockey.com so I'm a little worried about putting stickers up at SBP. I'm not against the idea and I do want to continue to grow the Sens fan base for sure. I would just like to see stickers posted at the Bell Center and the ACC first for example. We're ~90% Sens members right now so if we can even that out a little first then flood the SBP with stickers.

    I don't know what the fellow Co-founders think?


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    Re: Ways to help GMHockey.com

    Post by shabbs on Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:05 pm

    I think the user base needs to grow a lot more... and become a lot more varied in teams they support etc... with regular and consistent participation... then the next level will be achievable.
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    Post by PTFlea on Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:21 pm

    I agree with Jordo though, we have to keep on plugging, no matter what the fanbase.
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    Re: Ways to help GMHockey.com

    Post by Jordo on Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:25 pm

    Hey guys,
    Just a few random ideas for the site: In no particular order:

    GAME DAY:
    I think we should have some special graphic for a Game Day Thread that is below the logo on the main page but above all of the forum topics. Something that you notice right away, and is simply a picture of the two teams. With a few options like "Go to Chat", "Go to board", and "buy tickets" (on a side note, you may be able to get some kind of marketing coin from capital tickets to anybody referred to their site from ours).
    It'd be cool to make Game Days actual events on this page. Hype it up, Shabbs does a great job with the Game Day threads, and it should be accentuated.

    BLOGGERS:
    We have such a wealth of knowledge here, not to mention a lot of personalities, that could write fantastic blogs on certain topics. I think giving a few of these people the rights to write a blog a few times a week would be a very cool idea for this site, and might gain some momentum. Somebody for rumours, somebody for game analysis, somebody for other teams (Dave- Chicago, etc) .I know it all sounds very hockeybuzz- but there's a few things we can learn from that site, and then make it our own. I think having a few regular bloggers on this site is a good thing.


    Just a couple of ideas I was thinking about earlier.
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    Post by TheAvatar on Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:26 pm

    Jordo wrote:Hey guys,
    Just a few random ideas for the site: In no particular order:

    GAME DAY:
    I think we should have some special graphic for a Game Day Thread that is below the logo on the main page but above all of the forum topics. Something that you notice right away, and is simply a picture of the two teams. With a few options like "Go to Chat", "Go to board", and "buy tickets" (on a side note, you may be able to get some kind of marketing coin from capital tickets to anybody referred to their site from ours).
    It'd be cool to make Game Days actual events on this page. Hype it up, Shabbs does a great job with the Game Day threads, and it should be accentuated.

    BLOGGERS:
    We have such a wealth of knowledge here, not to mention a lot of personalities, that could write fantastic blogs on certain topics. I think giving a few of these people the rights to write a blog a few times a week would be a very cool idea for this site, and might gain some momentum. Somebody for rumours, somebody for game analysis, somebody for other teams (Dave- Chicago, etc) .I know it all sounds very hockeybuzz- but there's a few things we can learn from that site, and then make it our own. I think having a few regular bloggers on this site is a good thing.


    Just a couple of ideas I was thinking about earlier.

    How about we ask N4L to blog on spelling Smile That would be wicked !!!
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    Post by PTFlea on Thu Oct 08, 2009 2:34 pm

    Jordo wrote:Hey guys,
    Just a few random ideas for the site: In no particular order:

    GAME DAY:
    I think we should have some special graphic for a Game Day Thread that is below the logo on the main page but above all of the forum topics. Something that you notice right away, and is simply a picture of the two teams. With a few options like "Go to Chat", "Go to board", and "buy tickets" (on a side note, you may be able to get some kind of marketing coin from capital tickets to anybody referred to their site from ours).
    It'd be cool to make Game Days actual events on this page. Hype it up, Shabbs does a great job with the Game Day threads, and it should be accentuated.

    BLOGGERS:
    We have such a wealth of knowledge here, not to mention a lot of personalities, that could write fantastic blogs on certain topics. I think giving a few of these people the rights to write a blog a few times a week would be a very cool idea for this site, and might gain some momentum. Somebody for rumours, somebody for game analysis, somebody for other teams (Dave- Chicago, etc) .I know it all sounds very hockeybuzz- but there's a few things we can learn from that site, and then make it our own. I think having a few regular bloggers on this site is a good thing.


    Just a couple of ideas I was thinking about earlier.

    OMG yes! Please? Anyone?

    It's not a matter of us letting someone blog, just let Clutch know and he'll get the Blog World up and running again - or feel free to fire away.

    I've literally been waiting for someone else to start writing stuff. The last time someone came close was Mattshock last year.
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    Re: Ways to help GMHockey.com

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:07 pm

    SpezDispenser wrote:
    Jordo wrote:Hey guys,
    Just a few random ideas for the site: In no particular order:

    GAME DAY:
    I think we should have some special graphic for a Game Day Thread that is below the logo on the main page but above all of the forum topics. Something that you notice right away, and is simply a picture of the two teams. With a few options like "Go to Chat", "Go to board", and "buy tickets" (on a side note, you may be able to get some kind of marketing coin from capital tickets to anybody referred to their site from ours).
    It'd be cool to make Game Days actual events on this page. Hype it up, Shabbs does a great job with the Game Day threads, and it should be accentuated.

    BLOGGERS:
    We have such a wealth of knowledge here, not to mention a lot of personalities, that could write fantastic blogs on certain topics. I think giving a few of these people the rights to write a blog a few times a week would be a very cool idea for this site, and might gain some momentum. Somebody for rumours, somebody for game analysis, somebody for other teams (Dave- Chicago, etc) .I know it all sounds very hockeybuzz- but there's a few things we can learn from that site, and then make it our own. I think having a few regular bloggers on this site is a good thing.


    Just a couple of ideas I was thinking about earlier.

    OMG yes! Please? Anyone?

    It's not a matter of us letting someone blog, just let Clutch know and he'll get the Blog World up and running again - or feel free to fire away.

    I've literally been waiting for someone else to start writing stuff. The last time someone came close was Mattshock last year.

    Speaking of blogs. I wonder if it wouldn't be best to just have a forum section like the Welcome, around the forum in 30 teams etc. Just dedicated to bloggers and we can lock the new topics function to allow only bloggers to post blogs in there. I think the blog site being at a different address has hurt it's chances of success. As for the Game Day thread event I like it and I'll see if I can come up with something to put up there at the top of the page.


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