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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:38 am
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I have noticed a heavy decline in ravennuke sites and am wondering what is the best way to get the word out that my site is up and am offering templates and mods for the RN community.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:51 am
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By decline do you mean some of the old school community sites being less active these days? Many of those sites preceded my involvement with RN, so I don't have any insider info there...

In terms of marketing your site, you have to be patient with that. Our target audience at this time is relatively small. A large part of the reason I did this site the way I did, was to promote RN; and what could potentially be done with it. "Web CMS" is actually a popular CMS related search which is the reason my domain is worded that way (and that it was available to register; it wasn't my first choice).

With RavenNuke in general, as with many things on the web these days; there are so many CMS platforms available it can be hard for RN to distinguish itself from the crowd. Considerable thought and planning has been put into our next release; with this in mind... So hopefully over time our user base will increase as we find our niche in the marketplace. Although I don't have an objective opinion, it's perfect for me. I might compare it to a classic car, it may not have all the latest bells and whistles, but you don't have to be an expert to open the hood and do a little work; and there's something that just feels right driving it Smile

On a depressing note, Google doesn't seem to give out much search engine love until your site is up for a year or more.. Not sure my opinion of Google Plus yet, but creating a Google Plus page might help, as any posts you make there make their way into search results in a matter of minutes. Out of any of the social services I probably prefer Twitter for it ease of use, although they are looking to "monetize" it (more ads) so not sure what is ahead. Some have started using app.net but at $50yr to join, or $100 if you want api access, I don't see that ever going Twitter big.

So for now I think your doing the right things... Create a Google sitemap if you have not done so already (nukeSEO Sitemap) and tryout google+ and twitter, I'll make sure to follow Wink
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When i set up my preferences for the site i targeted USA firstly and used common keywords like Ravennuke, cms, graphics, themes, etc. By decline i mean in the number of sites. It seems even though Ravennuke is the most secure most people like the heavily modified versions like PNP and Evo Ext. They just do not take the time to see that RN has plenty of features if they just dig deep enough to find them. I loved building modified cms's but hated running a heavily modified cms. Upgrades are miserable, theme changes are just tedious and the sheer bulk is overwhelming.

I just noticed when i tried to post news for my site i had a few choices, Ravens place of course but takes a while to get them approved, your place and Thank you for that by the way. Montegos and code authors.

I hope RN gets the audience it deserves when the smoke clears as it only resembles the original nuke in name credits only. It is a very well thought out and secure cms with many features that will actually benefit the webmaster.
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For me personally, I try to keep with a "build it and they will come" mentality, and not focus too much on how many downloads a particular product may have at this time. Sure, with the amount of time I spent on ABBC Box I would love to see more than 58 downloads, but I don't give it much thought and it won't discourage me from any current/future projects. I've invested too much damn time learning all this stuff to give up now, lol Smile

Kinda like being in a band, you show up for your gig and give your best performance, even if the audience is small. Do that for long enough, people start to recognize you, your audience grows... and so on... So in the words of Al Bundy "Let's Rock!" Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:04 am
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Very good friend, i would have guessed way more then 58 downloads, Is that between here and TON or just TON ?

You are one of the most knowledgeable RN supporters i know, in fact in my "years" in the community very few have done what you do and that is support and help the community grow smarter so they can enjoy the CMS. That is where i think RN loses a lot of folks. They here Nuke and cms and get those pre-determined out of date and un-secure code in their head and they turn away and opt for another choice.

Is sad the RN suffers from Burzi's lazy approach to the nuke cms. They are miles apart.
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Thank goodness we won't have that problem when RavenCMS is released due to there being NO references to that particular person or his CMS.
I love developing (just wish it would pay my server bill) but for me, it's still my hobby, rather than a job, even though I effectively retired 7 or 8 years ago.
What else would I do? I have bred dogs (GSD), I've bred almost every small bird I can think of; budgies, cockateils, finches, parakeets, canaries etc. I've bred all manner of fish, though my favorites were armoured catfish and had fish tanks over 6 foot by 2 foot and ponds bigger than a small swimming pool.
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