Well, now that the coding is all done and the system is online and (seems to be) reasonably stable it seems the hard work just begins.
Getting the message out about the system is very difficult, finding places that will advertise our site is quite hard. We’re on link exchange and they seem to be blasting our banners around as quickly as we add in any new credits (ie. for every two link exchange banners we show, they will show one of ours), and we are also on UKMIX (also the source of our banner, thanks Lars!) – and we are slowly starting to get some hits through from those.
Once we’ve let the freebie sources fester for a while and hopefully get our name a little better known (anything is better than how known we are at the moment!) then we’ll start going for paid advertising, it’s more a case of us not really being able to afford it than anything else what with all the startup costs 🙂 That said, in a month or two we should be in a position to start putting some money into advertising and really get the site advertised on bigger websites such as Yahoo.
We are also getting ready to ramp up development on the new project too so hopefully by the time that one is about ready to go live this one will be getting a few more regular hits and we can use some of the hitcount of this site to boost up the other sites hits through a banner or two.