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The REBOL Marketing Approach

 [1/2] from: ryan::practicalproductivity::com at: 18-Dec-2007 0:02

This two headed marketing approach is ALL that is required to make REBOL a commonly known technology. #1 Pound the blogosphere! Bombard bloggers with press releases, comment on articles, and tell all about rebol. Ok, we have been doing the latter, but its the first two that do the magic. Give those bloggers good controversial story ideas with an up-and-coming lean. This is a highly effective and proven strategy, and I have seen it work nicely even for some stupid ideas. It takes a surprisingly minimal effort too. The concept you want to push is important too, and that is that rebol opens up a new dimension for programmers, ways of programming not before practical. A few amazing testimonials might help. You might add the fact that once you do REBOL, you never want to go back to the old ways! #2 Forefront. If I dont want to program my Gphone in Java, what about rebol? Maybe not the Gphone, but these type of up-and-comers. Being involved in these latest greatest techs is very critical! It puts rebol in with the movers and shakers of the programming world, people looking to learn new things, and highly valued exposure. Costly it is, so choose very wisely. Other strategies are nice, but this is practical, doable, and will FOR SURELY WORK. Godspeed, --Ryan Cole long time rebol addict & marketing wannabe

 [2/2] from: nick1::musiclessonz::com at: 18-Dec-2007 3:25

Hi Ryan :) I can attest for the 1st approach. Google search results represent a real measure of marketing success, and also dramatically improve the exposure that they reflect. Top rankings for generic terms represent genuine popularity and are a measure of true public awareness. Google's algorhythm is driven by links on other web sites, and blogging, commenting, linking of any kind genuinely helps. I've noticed over the years how even commenting of forums with a link to various web pages of my own has dramatically improved their rankings. That's something that everyone in the community can do, and links on a large variety of _popular_ sites (sites with high google rankings themselves) is what really has an impact. If we want to see Rebol appear in the first few pages of results for "computer progamming", software development or any generally related topic, links to Rebol need to appear on sites that come up in those pages. Anyone who has an interest in Rebol can help by posting comments whenever they get a chance, anywhere they think about it. Every link moves Rebol closer to those first few pages, and attracts more eyeballs, and that leads to more related links... Quoting Ryan Cole <>: