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Hope no one is offended by this but I feel its evident by the amount of "spotted" 225's that arent being replied to that the club is'nt really reaching the target and potentially huge audience it could do.
Hope I'm not out of place by asking if anyone has any ideas as to how we could reach fellow 225 owners and inform them of the clubs existence? Maybe giving a meganesport sticker to people who pay to join the club would be a start. Obviously its down to the members discretion as to whether they use it but that way every member has the opportunity to advertise the club?
(I personally would prefer my sticker to be an etched glass effect rather than the current coloured version but thats just my preference 8) )

Any ideas?
 

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good point on the stickers, before the site went down I was working on 2 or 3 more different types of sticker so I'll get onto that again

I think the lack of replies to spotted posts isnt really surprising, it relies on the owner of the car googling for megane 225 which they might not have even though about it. Like on cliosport they have 2000 members or whatever and there have been say 20,000 RS clios sold so really its a low number of owners that find their way to the club

I think doing the summer shows will help the clubs profile a lot, other than that its just a matter of time, gathering a bigger membership base. We were doing ok till the damn forum bust lol! we had not far of 600 members which isnt bad for a 9 month old site

I think having a good solid freindly bunch on the forums helps too :)
 

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Found them really hard to get under the wiper when theyre travelling in the opposite direction though :lol:
 
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yep, if we get those flyers made up can you leave a gap that says
'you've been spotted by ___________ from www.meganesport.net,
then we could see who spots the most and flyers them up, we could get a prize for the most :wink: :wink: i'll sticker the most on the 26th may :lol: :lol:
 

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yep, if we get those flyers made up can you leave a gap that says
'you've been spotted by ___________ from www.meganesport.net,
then we could see who spots the most and flyers them up, we could get a prize for the most :wink: :wink: i'll sticker the most on the 26th may :lol: :lol:
I'll dig the file out for those flyers and add the gap in, will repost in here when sorted
 
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jon,

can you make them sticky too as the only 225's i see are always going the opposite way to me, so if i can i'll chuck it at there window so it sticks :lol: :lol:
 

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How about a 225 seeking missile that you just lob out the window and it has the info written on the side of it. It chases the other 225 for 60 seconds and then hunts down and blows up the nearest TWOCer :lol:
 

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jeez.. you cant find it on Google we have no hope.

you need to be able to type:

225 megane, megane sport, megane turbo, rs 225, renault sport. and you need to be up in the top three/four returned result. if you notice

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=megane+sport&btnG=Google+Search&meta=

the side bar with paid links (paid for my club membership) thats also a good way of sealing your top place.

notice how i typed megane sport and nothing about this forum appears. If i wasnt a member of cliosport.net then i wouldnt know about this forum (lots on cliosport still dont !!) also because its .net and not .com people who used to be on here probably forgot the link and tried typing a whole raft of meganesports.com .co.uk`s etc.. but its a tricky one. you a.) NEED to know the address exactly as the search engines dont and B.) to know that someone has to tell you ??!! how would anyone find out otherwise ?

so you see. the search engines, not just google but altavista, webcrawler, yahoo search, MSN search etc.. need to know you exist for people to search.

thats the first thing.

secondly you need to realise that there are thousands of other Meganes out there. ok so i hate the older megane`s and megane coupes i dont think this is the place for them to post on here as there are other dedicated forums for that one being coupeclub who probably have all your previous members on ! but there is the whole new lot of facelift meganes whic i have to say look very simular to the new facelift 225 and people will be interested in tuning as there is a sport hatch diesel with 150bhp !! when properly remapped should see 180 bhp and torque in excess of a 225`s
there is also a range of decent interior options and a 2.0 T 165 bhp petrol all new shape.

this looks more attractive and they have better lower spec models



i think you should target all new shape meganes and expand even if only one of two new forum sections to include "sport hatch" "megane sport tourer"
it may attract non 225`s owners but whats wrong with that, after all most cliosport members started with 1.2 clio`s and moved to 172`s why not start a good base from which to work on when people look on the other forum sections about our 300bhp megane and all the cool looking car pics they might want to upgrade and you have future proofed members then automatically !

anyways thats enough ideas from me, i should be like a spokes person or something for this forum lol :lol:

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Meggerman is right, you can't find this site unless someone tells you where it is. I found it through the MeganeOwnersClub.co.uk (Davelee_225's signature is a link to here).

There must be one or two dealerships that wouldn't mind you putting a sticker on the window of 225's or at least into the new owner's packs?

Any that appear on this site that have had +ve feedback should consider it free advertising. I know that I am going to have a good read through that lot before I hand in my car for it's 1st service.
 

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Website optimisation costs about £1k a month if your looking for a decent package ie google etc...


So getting into search engines does take time and money!!


@ Jon, i have a web url submiter as part of my web package so i can submit you into around 30 search engines if you want. foc obviously. All i need jon is an email addy that all the confirmations go to to say you have been submited or to confirm it by typing your url in again.

I'm happy adding a banner link on my site too if you like, again the more places your link is search engines look at that and put you higher up in the lisitings as you apear to them to be popular as your url is in a few places.

All these little things help!!

Plus i'm more than happy to add links in our mailings to customers who buy from us.
 
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