Strictly speaking from a marketing perspective, threatening your user base on top of a terrible new UI is usually bad for your site statistics. I don't have the numbers for this site in particular, but experience in the field tells me that your advertising revenue is not based off of site visits for Tom's Blog Jam.
You can tow the company line, and maybe I'm wrong and the Drake website defies convention, but I'd imagine the users do as much for the site as the site does for them. A cursory glance at the index footer can tell you that a site that was absolutely humming around Christmas is no longer.
Good luck with dropping the hammer.
Shhhh. Jed is trying to book the last of the 2x2 ad spots at the bottom of the page with that new womens tactical fly rod company. This will only confuse him.
Why don't you guys find sponsors more suited to the crowd? Non-fly fishing stuff, industry ads are practically useless in a place like this, ask any of your old sponsors. Its marketing, not rocket surgery. I bet some obscure ginger, side boob, tattoo, thong site would pay you fools double what you are scraping together currently. Just think of all the click throughs that fucking banner ad would generate. It is hard for me to believe you will find one contributor to this forum who will ever book "Pro Fishermen and Skier Cody Townsend". I doubt many lurkers would either unless the accidentally stumbled in here via ask jeeves. With a bit of thought you could probably generate more revenue through this thing than that big piece of mail you make us wait around for. How much did putting the mag in plastic covers cost you? You should of used that to hire some sort of internet marketing guru. You own a virtual rolodex full of people who fly fish as a hobby for dog sakes, USE IT!
Nemo can send me more stickers or a hoodie, or send Mitch $5 for me.
Oh yeah, remember when you banned everyone a few weeks back? Somehow we were all able to bs without this place, and we didn't have to sift through to drivel like this.
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