Where's the best place to promote the site? That's what we're gonna need to really drag in a lot of people pretty quickly. Are there magazines that we need to buy ad-space in or is there a specific conference that it would be good to help out at?

  • $\begingroup$ Right now this is private only, so not much need to promote yet. $\endgroup$ – Kellenjb Aug 16 '11 at 19:25
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    $\begingroup$ No, but it's only private for 1 week. SEI has funding now and can do this if we can build a list. It takes months to figure this stuff out sometimes, so I wanted to ask ahead of time. Had someone asked me on dba early I could've gotten some sponsorships at local events, so I wanted to ask early. $\endgroup$ – jcolebrand Aug 16 '11 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ Point taken :-) $\endgroup$ – Kellenjb Aug 16 '11 at 19:27
  • $\begingroup$ Ah but yours too sir. $\endgroup$ – jcolebrand Aug 16 '11 at 19:29

IEEE has a Signal Processing Society that has a list of conferences as well as a magazine. This is probably the most focused audience that could be targeted.


Don't forget the most obvious method of promoting your site —

The best way to tell people about this site is to link to interesting questions. Keep the quality high; Most of the network's largest spikes in traffic were simply passing around links to particularly interesting questions!

A Recipe to Promote Your Site

Use those social bookmarking tools!

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  • $\begingroup$ Yup, but that only gets the ones on the social networks. Sometimes you need to reach the print-press-only crowd, which this group is going to have more of. Also the likes of the MAKE crowd (makers are awesome people) $\endgroup$ – jcolebrand Aug 17 '11 at 15:35
  • $\begingroup$ jcolebrand φ: I didn't imply that question-sharing was the only way to promote the site. But it has been the most successful at bringing in traffic; The most successful way by far. $\endgroup$ – Robert Cartaino Aug 17 '11 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make it that you were implying that was the only way, I was offering a counterpoint. Yes, most of the people on the internet are on social networks, so social network growth and outreach is a great way to get people's attention in the first place. $\endgroup$ – jcolebrand Aug 17 '11 at 16:06

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