The social networking site suggestion won't work. You need to have fresh stuff everyday. However, having said that, the underlying concept is both interesting and attractive IMO.
My take would be to start from the top and look at the entire Quin Street portfolio and divide it by underlying interests. Then create the SN sites for the groups.
That way you get one hit at the SN site that could produce several hits across the group, thus maximising the potential of existing traffic?
No chance! it is not like the accepted format for IT Tech and News sites. You visit sites like ours for content, not eye candy. The issue is one of getting interesting content, rather than how it is presented.
How about some added visual appeal?
We already have a comprehensive downloads section. Problem is nobody seems to be responsible for it and most of the numerous sections haven't been updated for years.
How about a downloads section for some AO recommended free tools?
Also, to recommend something you must test it, which needs time and equipment. $$$$$$$$$$$???
If you look in the "enterprise" section of "downloads" you will find this. It is also pretty much up to date, as I presume it is maintained by its vendors.
Can you get a deal going with software developers to promote their "try it free" network sniffers
I think that you can regard tutorials as a thing of the past as far as this site is concerned. Our software just doesn't support anything that I would consider to be a workable format...........text...diagram/picture...text etc.......
Beef up the tutorials!
One thing that should be more easily achieved is to increase the size of attachments. The current defaults are way below what we used to have and are pretty much inadequate for a lot of purposes.
How very true! :D
Yea it's a lotta' work but ya never get something for nothing.
Incidentally, traffic isn't what it is about.........it is the quality of traffic that gets advertising revenue............you need purchasing authority or influence. To attract those types you need quality of content. ;)