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#21 Dale71

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:09 PM

Heh I stick by the Habbo advertising Idea. It will bring in by the thousands.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 01:11 AM

a few large scale ideas of mine. im not talking about how much it would cost or anything like that just that it could most likely be done.

1. Try and get adobe to put a link to p2l in there help manuels for users new to the design comunity. In exchange adobe could posibbly sell more products from users seeing what the programs can do from the tuts. Thats what got me into 3d was the tuts on this site. It told me what programs to use and who to buy them from.

2. Try to get on a tech tv show. Im from the US and the have i think 2 or 3 tech channels on extended cable. Maybe try to work out a once a week live tutorial from the p2l staff.

3. Buy ads in magazines such as pc mag. Only the tech people would read this mag and im sure most of them design as a hobby but would like to learn more.

4. Games such as warcraft 3 and starcraft on battle.net have sponsered tournaments and also have a space for an ad on their battle.net online gaming. check out blizzard.com

5. Sounds lame but open up accounts on places such as myspace and facebook with the account of pixel2life. Lots of people hit up those sites. Not always tech people but this type of advertising would be free.

Some things i wouldnt do is the email idea people will just come to use and abuse it.
I wouldnt do the blog either cause that wont get to many people and will be a huge bandwidth use.


Hope that helped out some. Thats all i could think of now.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 05:06 AM

Yeh thats a idea that would be good that didn't come to my mind.

I second the idea for adverting in PC magazines distributed all over the world and go for the exzact target market. People with PC experience that may want to start graphics.

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Posted 11 August 2006 - 06:14 AM

The magazine idea is very good. Try putting some in gaming magazines too! i mean i'm a part-time gamer and part-time designer. I'm sure plenty of other pc gamers would love to be part of P2L. I also second the ideo to advertise on battle.net! Over 500,000 people use it a day and the advertisements are clicked all the time! The MySpace idea is pretty good too as so many people go on MySpace nowawdays and i'm sure you'll find plenty of designers wanting to join P2L!

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 03:41 AM

Adding a proper download manager, Art Gallery, Resource Center and maybe even Blogs to Pixel2Life to increase member participation and the word will spread P2L has it all (btw IPB has all of these components and they are a simple install that fits into the sites look no skinning nothing) I use them at 13 if you want to test them out.


Personally, I feel that even with just the Toplist there's too much weight placed on IPB around Pixel2life. Now you have TWO coders, and 1-2 others that are working on smaller 'google ad' sites I feel that you could code any of these features yourself - and to use IPB mods would simply put more focus away from the main site and onto the forums.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 03:51 AM

You know.. You have the perfect advertising resource right here.. US! If you alow us to have our own page like DevArt, people can post on forums "Check out my P2L Page" [p2l.com/$user$] - Then when they check it out you can place an ad on our page"Make your own P2L User" Or something, and you can charge us $5 - $10 to get rid of the ad :P

Just a suggestion

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:38 AM

Adding a proper download manager, Art Gallery, Resource Center and maybe even Blogs to Pixel2Life to increase member participation and the word will spread P2L has it all (btw IPB has all of these components and they are a simple install that fits into the sites look no skinning nothing) I use them at 13 if you want to test them out.


Personally, I feel that even with just the Toplist there's too much weight placed on IPB around Pixel2life. Now you have TWO coders, and 1-2 others that are working on smaller 'google ad' sites I feel that you could code any of these features yourself - and to use IPB mods would simply put more focus away from the main site and onto the forums.


Could you imagine if Pixel2Life had their own coded Forum - can see now all the comments that would turn up in the most strangest places saying the coding is bad. :P

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:22 AM

Adding a proper download manager, Art Gallery, Resource Center and maybe even Blogs to Pixel2Life to increase member participation and the word will spread P2L has it all (btw IPB has all of these components and they are a simple install that fits into the sites look no skinning nothing) I use them at 13 if you want to test them out.


Personally, I feel that even with just the Toplist there's too much weight placed on IPB around Pixel2life. Now you have TWO coders, and 1-2 others that are working on smaller 'google ad' sites I feel that you could code any of these features yourself - and to use IPB mods would simply put more focus away from the main site and onto the forums.


Could you imagine if Pixel2Life had their own coded Forum - can see now all the comments that would turn up in the most strangest places saying the coding is bad. :D


My issue would simply be, why re-invent the wheel? The IPB systems works great, why change it? I think we could put the efforts of the programmers to better used, especially with their very limited time now that they are back in school or just about to be. I don't think there's anything wrong with a heavy focus on the forums, I'm all for developing a larger and more active community, but there's always over 10 times more guests that members on the site at any given moment, and you can bet they are using the tutorial areas, not the forums. In fact, the forums aren't even in the top viewed areas of the webstats stats yet.

Anyhow, I am looking for ad specific solutions right now, not what to add or remove to the site to generate traffic... that's an entirely different discussion. Jay - if you read this, what was that high end tutorial site/blog you showed me once where they are ubber specific about who advertises with them? I can remember the link.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:57 AM

I think I may have phrased it wrong or you guys may have read it wrong... I meant code the additions yourself into the site - and not use IPB mods. Thus bringing more value to the site itself (which as you said, is mostly used so will have the new features used more).

Edited by Jay, 13 August 2006 - 09:57 AM.


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Posted 13 August 2006 - 11:05 AM

I think I may have phrased it wrong or you guys may have read it wrong... I meant code the additions yourself into the site - and not use IPB mods. Thus bringing more value to the site itself (which as you said, is mostly used so will have the new features used more).


Ah ok, that makes sense... yeah that's what will probably happen anyhow because the IPB mods usually have some kind of limitation or it's just not quite right or something along those lines... the topsites thing is a great example... Neil ended up re-writing the entire security backend to it for us because the old security was... well... non existent lol! And that was just a small app. It's probably safe to say the bigger and more significant the mod, the more things that won't be quite right it'll have and require customization and coding added to it.

The other factor is I don't want to rely too much on IPB for stuff outside the forums because their large updates tend to cluster fuk the entire system. So the more I put on the IPB system, the more stuff I risk breaking when a major update is released.

So yeah, I see exactly what you mean and I agree.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 01:34 PM

The other factor is I don't want to rely too much on IPB for stuff outside the forums because their large updates tend to cluster fuk the entire system. So the more I put on the IPB system, the more stuff I risk breaking when a major update is released.


Exactly :P

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:18 PM

I think I may have phrased it wrong or you guys may have read it wrong... I meant code the additions yourself into the site - and not use IPB mods. Thus bringing more value to the site itself (which as you said, is mostly used so will have the new features used more).


Ah ok, that makes sense... yeah that's what will probably happen anyhow because the IPB mods usually have some kind of limitation or it's just not quite right or something along those lines... the topsites thing is a great example... Neil ended up re-writing the entire security backend to it for us because the old security was... well... non existent lol! And that was just a small app. It's probably safe to say the bigger and more significant the mod, the more things that won't be quite right it'll have and require customization and coding added to it.

The other factor is I don't want to rely too much on IPB for stuff outside the forums because their large updates tend to cluster fuk the entire system. So the more I put on the IPB system, the more stuff I risk breaking when a major update is released.

So yeah, I see exactly what you mean and I agree.

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Toplists/Topsites is not coded nor supported by IPB that's a 3rd party mod and well you take the highest risk installing any non supported 3rd party mods.

Mods are also a little outdated it's all components now and a 100% easier to install and maintain.

But anyways back to the original topic before you have a :P attack.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:29 PM

How about myspace? It seems to be the most popular thing nowadays. Why not create an account for P2L and post artwork, pictures, etc. I would also try Google Video and You Tube. Create some funny videos or animations that show P2L and include a link to the P2L website. For example, have someone dress up as a "pixel" and hatch from an egg or something!

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:05 PM

The other factor is I don't want to rely too much on IPB for stuff outside the forums because their large updates tend to cluster fuk the entire system. So the more I put on the IPB system, the more stuff I risk breaking when a major update is released.


Exactly :)


Not exactly true. If you do the upgrades by hand it'll work and if your too lazy to do that then you just need to redo the edits for the mod in the files that were updated.

Anyway, If I owned P2L I would print out like 5000 flyers and put on it "Free Hammertime! Use this coupon at any P2L store or at www.pixel2life.com and get your FREE hammertime!"

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:11 PM

http://www.federatedmedia.net/ is also worth a try looks pretty good actually.

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Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:29 AM

SPAM, always the way to go is SPAM. Well if you want to lose people..

SitePoint it only costs $1000 a month I think. Although you can get traffic through PR and IBL so the more people you get linking to you the better.

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 11:14 PM

You could advertise at dynamicdrive.com, its a site that has free DHTML scripts. Maybe P2L and DD and become affiliates or partners or whatever you may call it. ;)

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:36 PM

Guerilla marketting: Find out the closest Graphic Design specialist colleges and university (and if you want secondary schools/high schools). Flyer & sticker the place like hell.

Viral marketting: Viral marketting is something which alot of people would feel compelled to share (e.g funny videos & pictures).


Really if your considering heavy duty advertising you need to do alot of research. Find out where potential users hang about, their age, their gender and their education.

Also might be a nice idea to ask the community how they found the website to see what your current best marketting approach is (if you havn't already).

BTW: Do some more search engine optimization or something, if you search "photoshop tutorials" on google pixel2life.com is on the 5th page! (I would have thought it would have come up first as I consider it bigger than both good-tutorials and absolute cross).

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:40 AM

I think google is probably the best place to hit. Although it may set you back a rather large sum of money I think it may be worth it in the end.

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 01:40 AM

SPAM, always the way to go is SPAM. Well if you want to lose people..


Spam is a BADBADBAD idea. Greycobra recently had a spam issue, lost quite a few members as a result.

I don't think it would really be a stretch to get P2L advertised on Adobe.com, you host Adobe Photoshop tutorials which may attract even more people to use the software if not only to create what your hosted tutorials have shown they can do.




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