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Are additional posts really needed?




So I can't help but wonder, we've been working so hard on making more posts, but are they really needed in addition to the ones we have to make to keep our hosting? If we get 80 visitors when I'm the only registered member making a post, does this mean that Frihost may not need my additional posts, and Frihost could survive on visitors only plus the posts we need to make in order to keep our hosting at Frihost?

I rarely see more than three, four, tops five registered members at the same time, however anything from 60-100 guests at any given time (unless there are server problems). So to me it makes sense that the guests are the ones responsible for the "real traffic" to the Website. Maybe just a few posts to keep the Forum current are more than enough and one or two Mods to keep the Forum spam free?

So in essence that also means that the value of the community who are active on Frihost belongs more to the community than to Bondings? He may be busy, but even if he were not, he doesn't need to post at Frihost any longer? He has basically moved on as much as many of the other Mods and Admin have moved on to bigger and better things.

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Bonding is around. He post on twitter about dns issue few days back.

We still need to post, at least as required as hosting condition here.
badai on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:45 am
Isn't that exactly what I said Badai? I'm asking, do we really need to make ADDITIONAL posts to the ones we need to make to keep our hosting? Maybe you need to read my post again.

And NO, Bondings is not posting in the Forum. His last post was in August 2013.
deanhills on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:48 am
It seems that way, Dean.
Bondings does need to take some time to visit here and fill those hosting request or grant someone else the ability to do so. If he does not, Frihost will get a bad (or should I say worse) reputation on the web.
standready on Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:55 pm
Frihost gets traffic whether we post or not,with over 1 million posts it is not surprising,I imagine from a financial point of view Frihost is probably as strong as it ever has been,and with the range of topics I would think there would be some high paying click through traffic.

If posting stopped completely,the traffic would still come for a while,but,at some point Google would stop sending frihost traffic and send it elsewhere to more active websites,so in the short term,yes,frihost could survive quite nicely without any of us posting,long term though,maybe not.
truespeed on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:22 am
It's no doubt that more (new) topics bring more traffics.
The advertising incomes mostly base on the clicking trough rate,
if the topic quality is not good enough or specific,
the advertisements might not be relative enough to make the visitors want to click them.

It's really not that simple, so I just keep posting if I got something to write,
and hope frihost will last forever.
rx9876 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:18 am
Do we need to post to support FriHost? Yes and no. (I think) You're right, most of the ad revenue is generated by those guests, not registered users... in that sense, no, we don't really need to do very much to help Frih along in that regard. However, what content are those guests seeing? Ours, obviously. Without the content, why would they come?

It's a little like flowers and bees. Bees will come to a flower whether there's nectar in it for them or not... at least for a while. So why go through the energy and expense to produce nectar, which serves the plant in no way, it's just a cost? Over time, the bees will stop visiting the nectar-less flowers in favour of those that still produce nectar, meaning those without the nectar reward eventually die off.

Of course, Bondings be damned, WE'VE built a good community of users here over the years. I don't post to maintain hosting here... and I'm pretty sure you don't neither (but hey, I'm not inside your head). Many of us post because we want to, and we appreciate what we've built here. We're invested in this community we've created, and that's why we post.

A community belongs to those who comprise it... though it may occasionally appear to belong to the leaders at its head. Both members and leaders need to remember this.
Ankhanu on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:53 pm
Thanks for some really great comments. I get it now (makes great sense) that additional posts aren't really needed for more traffic, but that if there were less posts and less topics, traffic will grow gradually less as well, there is a symbiotic relationship here.

Ankhanu wrote:
Of course, Bondings be damned, WE'VE built a good community of users here over the years. I don't post to maintain hosting here... and I'm pretty sure you don't neither (but hey, I'm not inside your head). Many of us post because we want to, and we appreciate what we've built here. We're invested in this community we've created, and that's why we post.
Exactly my position as well. There's a bond (pardon the pun Laughing) with Frihost Forum that is more than just free hosting for me.
deanhills on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:51 pm
Like Ankhanu I don't post for hosting anymore as I don't use it,but I like the people here so I keep coming back.
truespeed on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:43 pm
On any Internet site, content is king. Many sites try to auto-generate content. For some statistics sites, for example website statistics, useful and searchable information can be provided and updated, making the site hosting it profitable. We've all seen parking pages auto-generating search results, but those are consistently poor quality.

For best results, you need highly creative people producing unique, manually-generated information. Frihost could no doubt rest on its laurels and provide only the posts already here for a time, but ultimately only fresh new creative information will attract search engines and engage the people who search to find our posts.

I enjoy posting here, but I'll admit I need incentive to do so on a regular basis. Over the years I have kept coming back to keep my points up. When coins were introduced, I found it a lot easier to post and posted a lot more. Now I have enough coins for a domain, but I doubt if I will ever turn them in for that. I wonder if I will have enough incentive to remain active now that no additional goal remains. I know I will miss it if I rarely post in the future.
SonLight on Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:15 am



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