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Dating/Social networking websiteViews: 2002
Jul 27, 2007 4:27 amDating/Social networking website#

Ankur Garg
hi


we are looking for someone who can support and assist us to launch a dating/networking website.


Fellow Ryzian's Please post your comments and feedback on the thought please



Ankur G

Private Reply to Ankur Garg

Jul 27, 2007 5:04 amre: Dating/Social networking website#

Reg Charie
I am just setting up http://ohrings.net/osDate_v204

Is this the kind of site you are looking for?

Reg
http://DotCom-Productions.com

Private Reply to Reg Charie

Jul 27, 2007 6:41 amre: re: Dating/Social networking website#

Ankur Garg
Hey Reg



the site looks good. is this been done by your company ?



how much would a site like this cost me to launch and maintain. kindly comment




Regards


Ankur G

Private Reply to Ankur Garg

Jul 27, 2007 7:12 amre: re: re: Dating/Social networking website#

Reg Charie
Yes it has been done by us using an open source software package.

Why don't you contact me in an instant messenger?
My contact info is at http://dotcom-productions.com/cms/contact_us.php
Please note that I am in the Pacific Time zone (GMT-8)

I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the costs.

Reg
http://DotCom-Productions.com


Private Reply to Reg Charie

Aug 15, 2007 4:26 amre: re: re: re: Dating/Social networking website#

Jennifer - BusinessIIBusiness
Don't want to take away from Reg....he's good at what he does.



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Private Reply to Jennifer - BusinessIIBusiness

Aug 15, 2007 4:49 amre: re: re: re: re: Dating/Social networking website#

Reg Charie
Thanks Jennifer.

I find that there are numerous excellent open source projects that are good fits for a lot of projects.

Finding them can be a bit of a trick, and sorting out their admin and bugs can also be tricky.

The good thing is that once the sites are in place and configured, and when the owner is coached in it's use, the sites are easily maintained and upgraded, without the necessity of hiring a webmaster.

This suits me just fine as I love the design and system setups, but hate routine maintenance.

Reg
http://DotCom-Productions.com

Private Reply to Reg Charie

Sep 05, 2007 9:17 amre: Dating/Social networking website#

Althea Garner


Um, Reg......

I'm sure it's a great site (and I met my husband on one such site, so there's a lot of merit to using sites like these), but you might want to run a spell check on your site before you publicize it further.


:)
Althea Garner
Realtor
Star Real Estate
www.ocstaarz.com

Remember.... we are NEVER too busy for your referrals!

Private Reply to Althea Garner

Sep 05, 2007 4:43 pmre: re: Dating/Social networking website#

Reg Charie
It is not my copy Althea.

I setup the system, the client is doing the content.

I looked at the main page, but did not see any spelling errors.
What were you referring to?

Reg
http://DotCom-Productions.com

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Oct 12, 2007 8:00 amre: Dating/Social networking website#

Michael R Clayton
Hi Ankur

Get the software to create Dating and Social network this site here

http://affiliates.phpfox.com/idevaffiliate.php?id=374

Get a Free Dating Site

http://world-dating-partners.com/index.do?dating-software&refId=FFLTL-221

If you have already created the site yourself let me know.

I have been in social software scene since 1980.

Private Reply to Michael R Clayton

Nov 05, 2007 5:44 amre: Dating/Social networking website#

Ghazali Ridzwan
Hi Ankur,

First of all, I think starting a social/dating/networking website is great. With todays trend towards a more social web, it'll even become better. Here's some simple advise on starting a dating/networking website that you may find useful.

1. Determine the primary focus/goal of your site
As in creation of any website, I always advise my clients to list their primary focus/goal of their website.
Once you have an focus of the site, it'll be much easier to create the strategy of the site.
For instance, it might be that you want to create a social website for certain professionals, or a dating site for people in a certain locality.


2. Determine/plan site features/strategy
Once you've crystallized your goal, you can now plan the site's main features that may help you realize your goals.
Here is the time to do some marketing research by reviewing/ visiting other social networking websites, such as myspace, linkedin, facebook, match and more, and list down what you like about these sites. This can become useful in determining the features of your site.
You'll also want to have all the common features of a dating/social networking site by following industry wide best practices of social networking sites.



3. Find the best solution/software or hire someone to program/design/develop the site for you.
Once you have all the site's features and strategy, you can find a software/script (either commercial or open source) that best fits your need. If you're not comfortable with programming, or you just don't have time for it, you may want to hire a programmer/web developer/consultant to create the website for you.


4. Marketing the Site
Once your site is done, you'll have to devise a strategy to market your site. I believe marketing is a crucial component in making your site profitable, while increasing it's members base. There are many ways for marketing, online or offline. I believe that inherently, having a social site is also good for viral marketing purposes. Because as the site continuous to grow, so will your site grow bigger (through viral means).


5. Monetize your site
There are many ways you can monetize your site. Some common ways are by selling ad space, selling products, or subscriptions. Choose any models which best suits you and your needs. You should be able to monetize your site once you have a large enough members base.


6. Maintenance & Growth
In order for any site to succeed, I believe in maintaining the momentum of the site by adding new features/growth plans once in a while in future, while a site should also be maintained to scale well.


Hope this information helps you or anyone looking to build a social site. If you need any more help or information feel free to contact me.

G Ridzwan ( or WebguyLive), Senior Web Consultant
ANTARAMEDIA | www.antaramedia.com


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