PointBuzzin'

posted by Jeff | Thursday, December 6, 2007, 9:11 PM | comments: 2

I mentioned that I was taking a break from working on CoasterBuzz to work on PointBuzz. In just one week I have probably 75% of everything up and working. The forum is ready but not styled, the photo app is in and super pretty, the content management app is in. It's a lot like an actual site! It takes about 13 minutes on my laptop to convert and copy the data (images, forum and user data).

The last 25% of course will be more labor intensive. The news handling stuff, while fundamentally similar, will require some additional plumbing. There's a lot of style to modify too for the forum.

In the mean time, Walt is going to work on the photo gallery, which runs on the same code right now on the live site, so he can start organizing and uploading. We're probably going to have to do a staging site so we can do some of the content management junk.

I'm crossing my fingers that I can buckle down and find the time to really crank through the rest in the next week. It would be a huge win for us, especially since we could finally ditch those stupid skyscraper ads that don't pay.


Comments

Joe, December 7, 2007, 7:12 AM #

I'm all for ditching bad ad units and replacing them. CTR have been dropping, and on a site like CB or PB, that has to be really hard to get decent CTR and CPM, just on the subject matter.

Jeff, December 7, 2007, 2:50 PM #

Well I don't do CPC ads for the most part anyway, so I don't care how many clicks there are. The challenge is that frequent visitors view a lot of pages, and they stop getting paid ads before too long. But the CPM's on the 300x250 are much better.


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