BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

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BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:33 am

Time to crack open your choice of energy drink and celebrate.

Bicycles Network Australia cracked the 1 Million individual page views mark during March 2009.
We also have increasing visitor numbers - approx 125,000 for March (about 58,000 Unique).

For years we have maintained the average 8 pages per visit and 8 minutes per visit quota - which is as far as websites go, pretty good.


What does this all tell me? This community is pretty good, we have a good pool of knowledge.
The original goal was that the site is a contribution to Australian Cycling and Cycling Advocacy - it looks like it is working.

Special thanks to the moderaters - past and present who provide a genuine and valuable contribution.
And a thanks to forum members - there are a lot of visitors don't actively participate however they read, get their answers and info here - this is made possible with your discussion and contribution.

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Recent Acheivements:
- Faster / Better site performance (still partly in work)
- New look forum with cool functions and custom styles possible
- New BNA Site (since Dec 08)

Next Steps:
- Spam prevention
- Organise new BNA Jerseys
- BNA Flyers (for your local bike shop)
- Stronger promotion of forum / topics on main BNA site
- Custom Default Forum Style
- BNA main site (continued development)

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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby superbarok » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:09 am

congratulations BNA!!! Image

well done chris! and thanks to all the mods for keeping things under control! noice!!!
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Chanboy » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:43 am

Time to start selling advertising space! (and yes that is a serious suggestion)

Work hand in hand with LBS's to provide some level of company advertising (doesn't have to be intrusive), in return - discounts from the LBS's to the members. Win-Win and can provide a grounding for relationship building between members, BNA and LBS's.

125,000 visitors per month is significant. Great work.
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Boognoss » Thu Apr 02, 2009 8:57 am

Great stuff. I know it's been said a lot of late, but once again well done Chris on this great site and community and the mods who police it making it a safe place for all ;-).

Nine thumbs up.
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby sogood » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:00 am

Good job!

The forum looked really dicey for a few weeks but glad it has pulled through.
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Chuck » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:50 am

Boognoss wrote:Great stuff. I know it's been said a lot of late, but once again well done Chris on this great site and community and the mods who police it making it a safe place for all ;-).

Nine thumbs up.


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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby cavebear2 » Thu Apr 02, 2009 10:05 am

Boognoss wrote:Great stuff. I know it's been said a lot of late, but once again well done Chris on this great site and community and the mods who police it making it a safe place for all ;-).

+2 :D
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Aushiker » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:20 pm

cavebear2 wrote:
Boognoss wrote:Great stuff. I know it's been said a lot of late, but once again well done Chris on this great site and community and the mods who police it making it a safe place for all ;-).

+2 :D


+ 3 Do we need a poll? :)

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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:53 pm

From the subject I thought that the BNA group on Bike Journal had cracked a million kms. This is good as well, of course. :mrgreen:

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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:20 pm

Wow, MegaSite status, we's big 8)

Now, from someone who fell into the mod job and still feels amazed to be here.

Thank you to all the members, you all do a bl00dy good job of moderating yourselves and each other, making my job pretty easy. It's rare that a flame thread needs hosing by me or others, suprising but refreshing.

BNA goes well beyond Christopher or any of the mod squad, and it's down to the members. All 3900+.

Big cheers to all. :D
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Kalgrm » Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:57 pm

Mulger bill wrote:Wow, MegaSite status, we's big 8)

Now, from someone who fell into the mod job and still feels amazed to be here.

Thank you to all the members, you all do a bl00dy good job of moderating yourselves and each other, making my job pretty easy. It's rare that a flame thread needs hosing by me or others, suprising but refreshing.

BNA goes well beyond Christopher or any of the mod squad, and it's down to the members. All 3900+.

Big cheers to all. :D
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:01 pm

I am working on the advertising - however want to keep it recognisable - though not obstrusive.
Lots of forums do banners up the top and some even under post or every few posts - this is too much - I am going for the right side google advertising (as before) however have to get stuck into PHP.

On the right side I feel that it doesn't interrupt the forum experience ie. easy to ignore, though it is also easy to recognise if you are interested in the offers provided (which are contextually relevant).

Non google advertising is also welcome - though advertisers will get much better conversions / returns for the main BNA site.
Certainly happy if members suggest contacts or options for advertising - I am in for a win:win situatation so am in it for the long term - eg. only cycling related products / services.

ok - onto the next tasks!

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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Burner » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:06 pm

Certainly is a great site. Lots of knowledge and experience, and getting better every day!!!!! :D
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Chanboy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:14 am

AUbicycles wrote:
On the right side I feel that it doesn't interrupt the forum experience ie. easy to ignore, though it is also easy to recognise if you are interested in the offers provided (which are contextually relevant).

Cheers
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Having advertising on the right may have been unobtrusive in the past, however with everyones avatar and profile information on the right now, we spend more and more time looking to the right of the screen. Advantage for the advertisers of course... may just have to try some to see how it all works.

Agreed that a suitable balance is required.

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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby gsxrboy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:25 pm

Congrats to all involved !
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby CoffsGal » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:39 pm

Chanboy wrote:Having advertising on the right may have been unobtrusive in the past, however with everyones avatar and profile information on the right now, we spend more and more time looking to the right of the screen. Advantage for the advertisers of course... may just have to try some to see how it all works.

You can still have the avatar and details on the left by using the 'Subsilver2' style...you can change this in the 'User Control Panel'

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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Chanboy » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:43 pm

yeah I know, I just prefer the colours and fonts of the ProSilver theme.
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby paul33 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:44 pm

Well done :D
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby Thoglette » Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:04 pm

Chanboy wrote:Agreed that a suitable balance is required.

Indeed, notification that an LBS (or e-LBS) has updated their specials.html amounts to a service!

On the other hand I never want to hear "nasal delivery" ever again.
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Re: BNA cracks the 1 Million mark in March 2009

Postby wombatK » Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:15 pm

Thoglette wrote:
Chanboy wrote:Agreed that a suitable balance is required.

Indeed, notification that an LBS (or e-LBS) has updated their specials.html amounts to a service!

On the other hand I never want to hear "nasal delivery" ever again.

+1. I also never want to hear mention of "prostrate", or anything else advertised every 5 minutes on talk-back radio.
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