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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by eskimo, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. eskimo

    eskimo Regular Member

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    My recently launched auction site has now reached page 1 (number 3 on page 1) in googl3 for the search term "auction site" in pages from my country.

    The only monetization of the site is adsens3 ads.
    Im not to worried about the money side of things at the moment, more importantly I am trying to grow the site (more registrations, more adverts)
    There is currently about 150 registered members, and since it has gotten to page 1 (2 days ago) there has been a moderate increase in traffic, but not many new registrations or ads.

    So...

    What do you guys recommend to increase sign ups? I don't want to change the landing page (the home page) because I don't want to risk losing my spot on page 1.The site has a display at the top showing the number of registered members and ads This what i thought of:

    • make a shit load of "fake" ads so people register
    • make a shit load of fake accounts so the site looks busy
    • remove the display bar at that show the number of ads/users
    • make registration mandatory to view ads (I did this with another classifieds site of mine and got over 600 registrations in about 3 days)

    what you guys think?