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Has anyone done well with regional/geo sites?

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  1. Trauiner United Kingdom

    Trauiner Active Member

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    100k! Wow. Did they sell the business or something, for you to know that?
     
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    DomainAngel Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Guy who ran the advertising sales office showed me and that was only new orders, being nosey I asked lots of questions, Property Rev was the main stream, with Manchester building like it has over last 10 years its no surprise.

    They had a pretty basic but slick system.
     
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    Looks like some of their sidebar menu items are actually paid (so lead off-site, don't look like affiliate links).

    But a strange website appears when you click 'Cinema'.

    (I'm talking about Manchester dot com).
     
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  5. DomainAngel

    DomainAngel Active Member Acorn Supporter

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    Haha only registered last week no uk, but I guess another feature site that will do well.

    If you can sell a link or banner which they used to to a business why not have the same marketing company sell to another web site that runs off it. Could see one advertiser paying for several links easily.

    Like anything the key is to just do it.

    Any geo holders that want an office set up, staff recruited let me know lol
     
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    Hi @TallBloke can you explain your setup for this?

    We've done a few manual monthly newsletters but a nice RSS roundabout would be useful I think.
     
  7. TallBloke

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    @wonder_lander Been a while since I set one up but it's pretty straightforward. One thought for you though with a relatively high follower count is that you'll possibly hit the mailchimp limit of free emails sent. From memory it's 12,000/month so 1 email a month to 12,000 subscribers; 2 a month to 6,000 etc

    You setup a subscriber list(s) within mailchimp and create a campaign that uses your RSS feed from your site. If you've got an existing email list you can import that of course. You can create multiple campaigns based upon filters applied to a subscriber list.

    Design your email layout from one of the templates. Configure it to push to the subscriber list on a set frequency 1/day or 1/week etc and it'll push the RSS feed out in email format. Check, but I don't think mailchimp likes affiliate adverts within emails.

    Add a form on your site to get more names & email addresses. I use studiopress and there's a specific plugin but there'll be others for woocommerce etc I'd imagine.

    Competing services such as campaignmonitor will no doubt offer similar features.

    Hope that helps.

    John
     
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    Edwin Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Aweber is another possibility when you're evaluating email newletter distribution services. Especially if you'd have to pay anyway with the anticipated number of subscribers, because you wouldn't be comparing free to paid.
     
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    Thanks, we've only got about 1500 on our email address list though it's not difficult for us to build that with a little push.

    Will certainly evaluate the costs of each when it becomes a paid service!
     
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    martin-s Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at Sendy. Self hosted, emails through Amazon SES - cheap as chips.
    https://sendy.co/

    Our mailing list is ~40k and costs are about $5-10 each month. Will handle much greater volumes than that though.
     
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  11. Trauiner United Kingdom

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    Great resource. Thanks! No issues with deliverability?
     
  12. martin-s United Kingdom

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    Deliverability is good - assuming your email template is.