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Old 03-20-2005, 05:42 PM   #1
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Help spread the word about our community...

We have an amazing community here and in order to keep growing we need to tell as many people as possible. A great way to do this is to post links back to our site. The best way is to post a link to a relevant page on our site, the search engines are really smart and can tell when good links are posted.

If we all remember to post links back to DC, then over time we are assured that we will remain #1 in Google for "Cooking Forum" but also rise the ranks in many other areas.

Also, all other forms of grassroots marketing are greatly appreciated. Tell your friends, tell people you meet at a chili cookoff or BBQ Tourney. If we all work together to spread the word, we will enjoy the comapny of many more fine members.

If you find a cooking site that has a links section, make sure to submit DC to be included. We are going to have a new links section soon. If you post a link to a site, it might be worth asking them to post a link back.

Together we can keep evolving the best cooking community online into the world class cooking resource we are destine to be... If you have cooking questions, we have answers...

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Old 12-21-2005, 07:02 PM   #2
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Old 12-21-2005, 08:12 PM   #3
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I'm telling people, but I don't know how to do "links" etc.
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I'm telling people, but I don't know how to do "links" etc.
For example - if you see someone asking questions about making/baking bread, you could give them this link:

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...read-6298.html

Or like this:

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Thanks to hirokei for the link to this yummy cookie/bar that I made today.

http://cookie.allrecipes.com/az/LinzerTorteCkies.asp

Without spaming other sites, just spread the word about our community and how we have the most knowledgeable foodies on the net!
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Old 12-21-2005, 11:37 PM   #5
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I love DC and try to mention it whenever I get the chance. I've tried to get many friends and family to come join, but next to DH, it's not been that successful. I think that is because a lot of my relatives primarily just use the net for email or aren't into cooking. As for my girlfriends, well they aren't so easily excused and I should into them (kidding, of course ).

I know it's but a drop of water in the bucket, but I also like to give good reviews to sites using Stumble Upon (you need to have a Modzilla browser on your computer to use it, which is no worries, you can have Explorer and Modzilla on the same desktop ). Stumble works by people giving a site (that they 2stumble upon") either a thumbs-up or down and the option of commenting on it. In theory the more thumbs-ups and good comments a site has, the more times it will be shown to people who "stumble" upon it, thus spreading the greatness of DC and hopefully encouraging new people to join.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:07 AM   #6
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Piccolina that is not a drop in the bucket at all. Tons of people use Stumble Upon every day. I have submitted DC to them as well so between you and me, the drop in the bucket just became a small splash. If more people do that then we will have a huge splash in no time
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:12 AM   #7
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we're gonna need a bigger bucket...

can we have water balloons too?
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:01 AM   #8
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Andy, could you please also provide us with banners of different sizes, that would have a direct link to the main page of DC, then we could use them on our sites...

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Old 12-23-2005, 12:10 AM   #9
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Piccolina that is not a drop in the bucket at all. Tons of people use Stumble Upon every day. I have submitted DC to them as well so between you and me, the drop in the bucket just became a small splash. If more people do that then we will have a huge splash in no time
That is awesome and very encouraging to hear, thank-you GB! I was wondering if any other DCers used Stumble I've got DH doing it too when he swings by to read the DC pages, so hopefully we can turn that splash into a puddle, into a pond, into...
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Old 12-23-2005, 08:05 AM   #10
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I love Stumble Upon Piccolina! It is such a great tool to find websites that you otherwise might never see. Yes I think we have the makings of an ocean
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:35 AM   #12
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Andy, could you please also provide us with banners of different sizes, that would have a direct link to the main page of DC, then we could use them on our sites...

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I TOTALLY agree! I was just going to make the same suggestion! I send links to DC threads ALL the time to people, and I have just been pasting the Discuss Cooking logo in the email so they can see it. A lot of us probably have personal email accounts that we could attach a banner in the signature.
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Old 01-02-2006, 12:25 PM   #13
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Go Stumble everyone!

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I also like to give good reviews to sites using Stumble Upon (you need to have a Modzilla browser on your computer to use it, which is no worries, you can have Explorer and Modzilla on the same desktop ). Stumble works by people giving a site (that they 2stumble upon") either a thumbs-up or down and the option of commenting on it. In theory the more thumbs-ups and good comments a site has, the more times it will be shown to people who "stumble" upon it, thus spreading the greatness of DC and hopefully encouraging new people to join.
I LOVE Stumble upon!

Anyone can use it and YES it does work very well with Internet Explorer although initially it was only working with Mozilla.

Go sign up, DC members, and spread the word!

http://www.stumbleupon.com/


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Old 01-02-2006, 12:33 PM   #14
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I LOVE Stumble upon!

Anyone can use it and YES it does work very well with Internet Explorer although initially it was only working with Mozilla.

Go sign up, DC members, and spread the word!

http://www.stumbleupon.com/
I am utterly addicted to Stumble Upon (SU). I think we got it last August (we run it on Modzilla) but it really hasn't been until this month (Dec.) that I've begun to explore and play around with it. I "thumbs up" every DC page I can, when I remember to press the SU button at the top of my screen
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Old 10-27-2006, 05:03 AM   #15
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I have a website that has been running for over four years. I would be happy to put a link to DC on the links page. Would DC reciprocate by putting a link to Footsteps to Oxford on? We are a website dedicated to writers and artists so do not impinge on DC although I am sure there must be loads of talented food writers out there who would welcome a little exposure in the UK? We have tried, over the years, to recoup the cost of running the website but have failed miserably but such is our addiction to running the site that we keep on producing it out of love and the adrenalin rush we get when one of our writers is published. Ahh!
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Old 10-29-2006, 02:44 PM   #16
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I have a link to DC at the discussion board on my site listed under recommended recipe sites.
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Old 10-29-2006, 04:12 PM   #17
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Hi RS

Thanks for your reply. I notice you have a Hobbies and Crafts section on your website. Would you be interested in exchanging links with Footsteps? We would be happy to add you to our Interesting Links Page. You have an excellent site!

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Old 10-30-2006, 07:55 AM   #18
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Thanks Footsteps,
Mine is actually a micro site. I only do the garden cooking section but I can add a new topic section at my discussion board and add a link to your site there. You could also go to the discussion page at the craft site. they might be able to add one there for you also.
My site link is www.gardenandhearth.com/gardencooking.htm
What's yours?
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Footsteps and RMS, if you could take this discussion to the Private Messages section that would be much better. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:54 PM   #20
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We are nnumber ONE in Google?!?!?
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Wow! When I joined there were about 10-20 active members!!

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