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By A Sea of Red
#565436
I know some of you are interested in how much traffic we get, so I thought a new topic where we can discuss it would be good.

As you can expect, this week's traffic has been really good. Yesterday (Tuesday) was one of our best days we've had since I started tracking it. Monday was really good too considering the traffic spike didn't start until late afternoon.

Yesterday, 63% of all unique visitors were new. Pageviews exceeded 20k.
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By cruzan_flame13
#565439
Awesome! Hopefully this will become a trend with more alumni, current students, their families and others outside the LU bubble!
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By Sly Fox
#565471
This is the only site where I am cool with the ads becuase I know how much it helps cover costs around this place. I speak from experience.
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By A Sea of Red
#565483
Sly Fox wrote:This is the only site where I am cool with the ads becuase I know how much it helps cover costs around this place. I speak from experience.
Yeah, trust me, we're only paying for our costs at this point.
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By alabama24
#565565
A Sea of Red wrote:
Sly Fox wrote:This is the only site where I am cool with the ads becuase I know how much it helps cover costs around this place. I speak from experience.
Yeah, trust me, we're only paying for our costs at this point.
Any way to make an "end of the year donation?" lol
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By bluedevilflame
#568791
You guys thought about moving over to SB Nation now that LU is FBS? I don't have a clue what that process looks like but figure it could help move ASOR to the next level exposure and traffic wise.
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By Sly Fox
#568826
I was apparoached by both Rivals and Scout back in the day. I just couldn't justify the submission of control in exchange for saving a few bucks. The dynamics may have changed these days but that was experience in the Dark Ages.
By ballcoach15
#568879
Truth be known, now that we are FBS, we should get on Rivals, (with the big boys).

Now granted, I know nothing about procedure, cost, etc of joining rivals.
By thepostman
#568886
I kind of enjoy the independence of ASOR and the Flamefans message board but I also get the appeal of getting out there in front of the wider audience which is what would happen.
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By jcmanson
#568888
We have had conversations with SB Nation, but it just wouldn't work out for various reasons. One of the big reasons is they don't support message boards, so the site would have to have a divorce.

And we have no plans to go to Rivals or 247.

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the football team. :wink:
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By Class of 20Something
#568889
jcmanson wrote:We have had conversations with SB Nation, but it just wouldn't work out for various reasons. One of the big reasons is they don't support message boards, so the site would have to have a divorce.

And we have no plans to go to Rivals or 247.

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the football team. :wink:
Just get us some new bbcodes for tweets! I like it here.
By thepostman
#568890
jcmanson wrote:We have had conversations with SB Nation, but it just wouldn't work out for various reasons. One of the big reasons is they don't support message boards, so the site would have to have a divorce.

And we have no plans to go to Rivals or 247.

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the football team. :wink:
I am happy to hear that. I think the place has slowly grown but I don't see the numbers you guys do but from an outsiders perspective it seems to make more sense to remain independent.
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By Cider Jim
#568891
jcmanson wrote:

We can accomplish everything we need to, and even more, by staying independent, just like the LU football and Quiz Bowl teams. :wink:
FIFY :fbplayer Study
By LUconn
#569390
RIP flamefans.com

That's how I was still getting here until a few days ago.
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By Purple Haize
#569391
LUconn wrote:RIP flamefans.com

That's how I was still getting here until a few days ago.
Yeah. I noticed that too. Collusion!!!
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By adam42381
#569393
thepostman wrote:booooo

I will always know this message board as flamefans

Sorry ASOR...
It will always be FlameFans in my mind and in my bookmarks.
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By Purple Haize
#569396
thepostman wrote:After all, I never agreed to the change! :)
I was the first one to predict it
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By BJWilliams
#576133
I wasn't sure where to mention this but I was trying to access the forums and it redirected me to flamefans.com and it turns out that domain has expired. Anyone from ASOR thinking of rectifying that?
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By adam42381
#576142
BJWilliams wrote:I wasn't sure where to mention this but I was trying to access the forums and it redirected me to flamefans.com and it turns out that domain has expired. Anyone from ASOR thinking of rectifying that?
Where did this redirect come from?

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