The most difficult part of getting any social network up and running is finding new folks to come aboard. I've gotten feedback from quite a bit of folks - some didn't like that there was advertising (it defers the cost of the site) and some see it as competition to their own website.
I started Navy Vets because I didn't like the large sites that were owned by mainstream media (the same guys that don't care for the military), so I wanted a place where we could all share our stories, photos, video, etc.
What are your ideas? How can we get the word out? I think the best way is through invitations. I'm spending (a lot) on Google Adwords right now and it seems to be working. What other things can we do to make NavyVets.com the best and only place that sailors and their families need to go online?
I also have been decorating my page and even posted my link on the JAF Yahoo page I have. I would like to know if you have any icon or banner I could use for our home page website. that would be great. Already started spreading the word to all the ship Org. I belong to on Yahoo..This site is much better and more personal you really gave this sight alot of class..My Shipmates are slowly coming on board..
Hope you check out my two videos they are really special.. Thanks again..
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This site isn't strictly Navy as you stated. It also includes all members that fall under the Dept. of the Navy. That includes the Marines and in some cases, the Coast Guard. I know what you meant and there's no hard feelings. I hope I'm not the only Marine here.
As veterans, we need to stick together no matter where you served. We need to be respectful to even people who may not belong here. A lot of these veteran sites recieve inquiries from sons and daughters of veterans whose lives were lost in honor of our country and may just be looking for information. I think spammers are the biggest threat to websites like this one.
It's been a while since I last posted here and said hello. I've been so busy getting ready for my move to Hawaii. I got everything packed and ready to go. I'm going to let my daughter finish the school year here before moving over completely.Start saving your pennies for a trip and maybe by then I'll have the place ready,lol.
"I hope I'm not the only Marine here." If you were, then it shows you are the smart one. lol Don't worry, you are surrounded by brothers and sisters. ;)
Aloha my brother and Keep Safe!
Yes,that would be fun. The tours are free if we drive over there ourselves. If we go on a Wed.,Sat. or Sunday, we can hit the swap meet at Aloha Stadium right across the street,lol. Maybe check out Mighty Mo and the Bowfin while there too!