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REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby ERIC » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:43 pm

HST Members,

I know many of you have your own Websites, and most of you have profiles on other message boards and community sites. And knowing that, I'm asking for your help.

One of the easiest ways to drive traffic to HST is to have links to it throughout the Internet. A link to this site generates direct click-through traffic, but more importantly, increases search engine page rank which drives additional traffic here by way of search engines. Search engines are almost always the biggest generator of Website traffic. And here's where you come in...

Since you're already here, and probably visit the site regularly, I can only assume you enjoy HST enough that asking to link to it in some way, shape or form isn't an inappropriate request. You don't have to have your own site with a links page to help. If you're a member of one or more community-based sites other than HST, and profile options on those sites include the ability to add a personal link (or signature where you can include a link), add a link to HST. Linking to HST in that manor can be just as valuable as a link on a links page somewhere (if not more so). Any link to HST helps - it doesn't matter where the link is.

For those of you who have been around a while, you know that I don't ask for money to support this site. In fact, many of you know I have a personal policy of refusing financial assistance. This is a FREE way you can help. The success of HST is entirely dependent on the quality of topics and responses on these forums. The easier we make it for people with similar interests and valuable input to find the site, the better the experience becomes for all who visit HST. Hopefully I'm not the only one who feels this way, and some of you are willing to give back by way of this simple request.

If you have questions, or would like some technical assistance with implementing this request, please PM me. I'm more than happy to help.

Cheers,

Eric
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby FeetFirst » Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:40 pm

Impeccable timing. I just shared a fire last weekend with a group camped nearby on a backpacking trip to Eldorado NF and when they asked for information for their next trip (Yosemite), I passed along this site as the authority. Also, I just added a link to my profile on BPL.
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby Jay » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:02 pm

added it to my blog
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby rlown » Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:13 pm

buy an HST mouse-pad already. works..
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby ERIC » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:28 am

Thank you!
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby Jim Lowe » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:28 pm

No problem. Added a link to the main page on my links page.
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby surfingmarmot » Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:11 pm

How about a Facebook site we can mention on Facebook or one on Google+ we can mention?
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby ERIC » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:30 am

surfingmarmot wrote:How about a Facebook site we can mention on Facebook or one on Google+ we can mention?


No Google+ page yet, but my sig has the link to the Facebook page.
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby Man-inna-hillz » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:31 pm

Hello:

Excited to find this site . I am a new member and have been looking for a resource like this forum here in California. I post frequently to a similar site for Washington State/ Pacific NW hiking and climbing, [web_site]http://www.nwhikers.net/[web_site], and will poast a link there.
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Re: REQUEST - an easy way you can help HST

Postby rlown » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:42 pm

so.. this thread looked like you bumped it, but couldn't find it on the "active topics" list. might just be me. I ordered another mouse pad (i'm rough on them) and a mug for the office. I'd order another hat, Eric, but the brim is too small for the Sierra.. I want a bit wider and longer. I do already have one.

The Mini-buttons would make great patches and they are the right size. 1".. 1.5" might be better, but that's just a minor detail. I'd gladly sew one onto my pack.

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