Football Programmes Centre

Football Programme Classifieds
AlbumAlbum   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   My Wants ListMy Wants List   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Football Programme Classifieds
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Football Programme Forum Index -> Other Websites
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Wullie



Joined: 10 Jun 2009
Posts: 3405

PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:12 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

martino wrote:
I cannot see why Programme Monthly should refuse your advert.

They accept adverts for auctions, fairs, dealers lists / catalogues all of which are in competition with them.

That's true in a sense , but these would be private sellers rather than professional sellers. I just wonder if offering a free service to advertise on line would be met with much joy ? Also , if you offering a cheap/free website then how are you going to pay for an advert in PM ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:28 am 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Wullie wrote:
Also , if you offering a cheap/free website then how are you going to pay for an advert in PM ?


There is a small advertising budget available, so a few paid ads here and there isn't a problem. Long term (even though I hate them), I may have to include the Google Ad sense ads on the page to ensure things stay free for sellers and buyers alike. I will keep them off as long as humanly possible.

The site has had over 1000 visits in 24 hours Bow
This bodes really well for the poularity, and increased Google ranking. I am not naive enough to think this volume will continue at this rate, but its a great start.

The equation is simple to make sure sellers get the best out of it - the more hits, the higher the google ranking. The higher the google ranking, the more searches on football programmes it tops. The more it tops, the more interested visitors hit the site.

A special thanks to people who have already been listing. Hope it has been intuitive and simple enough for you to do.

Cheers
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Pete’s Picture Palace
Forum Moderator


Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Posts: 2589
Location: Wallington Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:35 am 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

I advertise in PM and it costs me about £5/month for wordage only @ 8p/word. Can't see any reason at all why they would turn down another ad - they need the money like anyone else.

Any chance of an "other memorabilia" tag on your new website for people like me?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website My Wants List
martino



Joined: 21 Jun 2011
Posts: 1556
Location: Beautiful downtown Goostrey, Cheshire

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:49 am 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Pete’s Picture Palace wrote:
I advertise in PM and it costs me about £5/month for wordage only @ 8p/word. Can't see any reason at all why they would turn down another ad - they need the money like anyone else.

Any chance of an "other memorabilia" tag on your new website for people like me?


I totally agree. This sounds like a professional enterprise.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sellsell39



Joined: 19 Nov 2011
Posts: 607
Location: Ipswich

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:57 am 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Quick question for you Mark.

What is likely to happen at the end of the 60 days if there is no sale ?

Its been great so far, and I hope more FPC members embrace your project.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:13 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

sellsell39 wrote:
Quick question for you Mark.

What is likely to happen at the end of the 60 days if there is no sale ?

Its been great so far, and I hope more FPC members embrace your project.


Good question. The ad will be set as inactive after the 60 days and no longer show up. You can re-list from your dashboard. The idea is, I want to make sure the site has up-to-date and relevant items for sale. We have all done it where you have sold an item, but either not deleted, or marked as sold. This is pretty much a catch all to make sure they get cleared out.

There is nothing more frustrating than getting lots of people on the site but the items are out of date, or sold Smile

You will get an email letting you know if/when any ads have expired so you don't have to keep loggin in to check.

You may well win the prize for the most active lister! Very Happy

I understand this won't be for everyone, but hopefully the fact its free will tempt a few of the undecided. Nothing to lose, right?!

Cheers
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:19 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Pete’s Picture Palace wrote:
Any chance of an "other memorabilia" tag on your new website for people like me?


Hi Pete. I have added Other Memoribilia with sub categories autographs, badges, photographs and others. Please let me know if you want any further subcategories so you can categorise these items further.

Thanks for the info re PM. I am looking into it.

Cheers
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Pete’s Picture Palace
Forum Moderator


Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Posts: 2589
Location: Wallington Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:20 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

rosser42 wrote:
Pete’s Picture Palace wrote:
Any chance of an "other memorabilia" tag on your new website for people like me?


Hi Pete. I have added Other Memoribilia with sub categories autographs, badges, photographs and others. Please let me know if you want any further subcategories so you can categorise these items further.

Thanks for the info re PM. I am looking into it.

Cheers
Mark


Thanks Mark, I've created an account & Dashboard, now need to do an ad which I'll try later. I may need your help as I'm not very IT savvy!
Cheers!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website My Wants List
BAZZABAGGIES



Joined: 07 Jan 2011
Posts: 1921

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:03 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

rosser42 wrote:
BAZZABAGGIES wrote:
The questions im asking about uou are

1 WHO ARE YOU.. What is your name
2. Phone number
3. Address.

Unless im missing them on your website i cannot see them


Cheers, I was being dense. Now added all details to my profile on the website.

Thanks
Mark


I still cannot see any details..
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:20 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

BAZZABAGGIES wrote:

I still cannot see any details..


Check my profile here:
http://thesecondhander.co.uk/footballprogrammes/author/mark/

Cheers
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Fishy



Joined: 07 Jun 2011
Posts: 936

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:15 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Just signed up Mark and wish you the best of luck!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Wants List
rob71



Joined: 21 Nov 2008
Posts: 413

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:29 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Looks good Mark. Have registered on the site and will list a few items soon and see how it goes. Hope it's a great success although it is very difficult to compete with eBay.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message My Wants List
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:33 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Cheers guys and welcome! Thumbs Up
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
JJPROGRAMMES



Joined: 25 Nov 2009
Posts: 471

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:19 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Just to let you know another forum member tried a similar site a few years ago and it didnt make it.

Looking at the site it looks good, but youve just copied ebays categories, no dealers or dealers websites sets there categories like ebays, ie League and Cup go together except Semis and Finals (& maybe minor Cups), also like ebay you have no Europa League.


Also why have you launched a site but put nothing on it????? Sherlock
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sellsell39



Joined: 19 Nov 2011
Posts: 607
Location: Ipswich

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:14 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

How about a "magazine" section under the memorabilia section please ?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
derby1884
Forum Moderator


Joined: 05 Aug 2012
Posts: 2897
Location: the very western edge of Aberdeen

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:22 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Do I need to "purchase" the "membership pack" before I can post any ads?

I realise this is free, by the way.
_________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/derby1884/sets/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
derby1884
Forum Moderator


Joined: 05 Aug 2012
Posts: 2897
Location: the very western edge of Aberdeen

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:30 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

Ah, yes, if I'd take the time to read the FAQs, I could have answered my own question.

Sorry, Mark!
_________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/derby1884/sets/
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Pete’s Picture Palace
Forum Moderator


Joined: 19 Feb 2013
Posts: 2589
Location: Wallington Surrey

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:38 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

I've posted 3 photo ads, under "other memorabilia" and then "photographs".

One 1932/3 team group (Blackburn); one individual player (Roy Dwight, Nottm Forest 1959) and one match action shot (Everton v Liverpool 1977 Heighway & Darracott). It'll be interesting if I get any response at all, seeing as these superb photos haven't sold in the months they've been on sale on my website.




My fingers are crossed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website My Wants List
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:25 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

JJPROGRAMMES wrote:
Looking at the site it looks good, but youve just copied ebays categories, no dealers or dealers websites sets there categories like ebays, ie League and Cup go together except Semis and Finals (& maybe minor Cups), also like ebay you have no Europa League.

Also why have you launched a site but put nothing on it????? Sherlock


Hi, thanks for your points. The categories are based on those on eBay as it appears to be what people are used to - no point re-inventing the wheel. I will happily add Europa League categories. With regard to the dealers lists, I have added a new page which will be a portfolio of dealers websites. Before I put it live, i need anyone to drop me a message with their website address and a little bit of info on their site. This will feature a live thumbnail picture of their site for more exposure. Not sure if this is what you meant, but its ready to go.

As to why i set it up with nothing to list...I saw people were asking if there was an alternative to eBay and decided i would set something up. Its a medium for people to sell, not for me to sell.

Cheers
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
rosser42



Joined: 25 Sep 2014
Posts: 21

PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:26 pm 
Post subject:
Reply with quote

sellsell39 wrote:
How about a "magazine" section under the memorabilia section please ?


Done Smile

Cheers
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
| More
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Football Programme Forum Index -> Other Websites All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum