In the Canaries In A Mine thread
some of you seemed to be asking how you could help around the site. I just thought of a way.
(I know I must be trying your patience by asking you to read another
thread. I promise to take a break after this one)
AJ Peacock sent me an email mentioning that we are probably getting more traffic here because of a recent post over on Benchrest Central. In it someone started a thread
about one of the new articles on this site and he included a link to the article. A discussion ensued over there about its topic.
Below is a screenprint of a graph showing the exact amount of traffic we get from Benchrest Central. We always get some but when that thread was posted there was a huge spike. As you can see, during the last month we got almost 1,000 visits, half of which was from the article.
Some of you belong to 5 or more other outdoor sites. Talk us up on those sites, with a link back to here, whenever it would seem natural to do so.
In your signatures on those other sites, consider placing a LongRangeHunting.com link. Some sites have rules against that so be sensitive. We don't want to create ill will.
Let me know by email if you see an interesting thread on another site that links back to us (like above). I'll post the resulting traffic graph to demonstrate its effectiveness.
One more idea for promotion is member referrals. If you meet someone who would fit in well with us on this site, ask them to come on over and sign up. When they register, tell them to use your screen name as the "referrer" source.