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Old 10-07-2007, 06:43 AM View Post #1 (Link) Getting the Word Out Contest!
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Well, you all know Young Writers Online is a new site. To put it simply, we need to get the word out, and we need your help to do it.

So, we're making a contest! You'll get points to spend in the bookstore by how many times you link to us, and how many people you refer to the site.

Each referral: 20 points
Each link: 7 points
Each submission to Digg, Del.ici.ous, StumbleUpon: 7 points

For the referral, all a new member has to do it type your name in the referral box when they register. You get the points automagically. In addition, we'll give away more points based on how many people you refer.

1st: 150 points
2nd: 75
3rd: 50

For links, it's a bit different. When you post a link to our site on your blog, another forum, or another site, copy the url address of the page where your link is and post it in this thread. At the end of October, we'll look through all the links you posted and award points accordingly.

To make linking to us easier, you can visit our Links Page and choose an image or text link that suits you. Then it's just a matter of copying and pasting the code below it.

In addition, if you've registered at Digg, Del.ici.ous, or StumbleUpon (networking sites), you can click the buttons at the top-right of any thread page to submit that page. You'll earn points for that in the same way you get points for a normal link.

All that we ask is that you please not spam other sites with our links. Don't do anything that will make that site's webmaster remove the links.

Good luck to everyone! We're counting on you! (Really, we are)
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:02 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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The only way I think I can advertise is Bebo. But that didn't really get TW any members (that I know of), so I won't bother. Most people thought the Bebo Group was just a place to post what they were working on and stuff, not an actual advertisement for a site.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:20 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Don't you have a blog? You can post a link there.

Yeah, I got the impression Bebo didn't do much. Can't remember anyone saying they arrived through myspace, either. Or facebook, even.
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:26 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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I have a blog, but I don't really see the point in it. Methinks I shall delete it. Looks like I have no ways of advertising. Have you told TW about this site? I thought some of them would want to be here.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:37 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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About 6 other people at TW know, excluding you. Imelda knows, too, but I had to promise I wouldn't go around trying to spam or steal members.

And links to YWO are good, even if nobody uses them. The more pages link to our site, the higher they'll rank in Google (seriously, that's part of how they do it).
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:42 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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Well, it's third in the list for searches (when you search Young Writers Online). As for how I got here, Shaun invited me to join via e-mail.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:45 PM View Post #7 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
Well, it's third in the list for searches (when you search Young Writers Online). As for how I got here, Shaun invited me to join via e-mail.
But most people will probably search for "young writers" and not our actual site name. And for a search for that, our ranking is, obviously, terrible.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:48 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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Well, you never know, they may search it with Online. Best to just hope and pray.
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:38 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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I was thinking maybe we should get some of the older members from TW who quit for whatever reasons to join up here. But I don't really have contact with many of them...
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:17 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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Yes, I agree, trying to get old TW members who left TW for whatever reason would be a good idea. We need to increase our users fast to get this forum really bustling with activity. As of right now there's not much need for moderating cause everyone that was invited follows the rules by default anyway
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