Plentyoffish Office & Direct Advertising.

Well I finally went and started an office,   we have had a 60%  increase in US signups in the past 8 weeks as the site begins to go mainstream.  I am definately not looking forward to New Years this year as the surge in traffic will be absolutely massive.

Monday was the first real day at the office.  I was up till 3AM  on sunday fixing a replication server.    Than at 9AM  the internet didn’t work so I came in to see what was wrong.  I got to the office and the dishwasher flooded the kitchen as it wasn’t properly attached.   At 10AM  the power got knocked out.    At 9:20  the generators failed and my site got knocked offline.   Than at around 5 it took a few hours to get everything back online as power was restored.    I talked to the head electrician and he said the backup generator was configured for low Load  and it would fail everytime the entire building was put on it.  It was a REALLY long day….  At any rate i’ve also hired 2 new customer service reps replacing one that is leaving.    So i’ve now got 3 employees!   1 Employee  for every 250,000 DAILY active users.

I found out that you can create logins for Google Admanager and people can check up on the status of their orders.     I will be selling advertising space at 80 cents a CPM in US,  Canada,  UK and you can target by whatever you want.

The idea is to offer it cheap and get some of the bigger advertisers off adsense.   I suggest people run it in a few states and not in others and than look at their database to assess the impact.  From my own testing for every 1 user you get from ads another 1-4  show up virally.

38 Responses to “Plentyoffish Office & Direct Advertising.”

  1. Simon Says:

    Where did you post the job openings?

  2. Nigel Says:

    When and if you need a web development / web coordinator person send me an email please, or post it here!

  3. Jordan Says:

    Just to clarify from your advertising page.. When you say a CTR of .15, is that 0.15% or 15%?

  4. Frank Snarkle Says:

    Want me to whip you up a better blog design? $10,000 bucks, peanuts for a high roller like you.

  5. Frank Snarkle Says:

    I Can Haz Cheezburger. How do you feel that a lame blog where retards post pics of cats and talk baby talk will soon pass you up? The internet is stupid and soon you will be out retarded. God love the stupid internet users!

  6. Mo Says:

    Might want to look into usage differences between “than” and “then” – haha just giving you a hard time

  7. Marcel Says:

    This is a big step for pof , i wish all the good luck!

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  9. Marc Says:

    Jordan, obviously it’s 0.15%. Only MFAs generate 15% click throughs. Although some people may claim they get 15% without being MFA, they just don’t realize they’re MFA.

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  14. Tom Wozniak Says:

    3 employees now. Congrats!

    Hopefully you’ll be able to keep your operation small for some time to come.

    Keep up the fantastic work.

  15. Mathieu Picault Says:

    I work in Vanksen Communication agency. We have to promote the launch of a perfume on meeting website. I sent you least 3 requests on this page but I’m steel waiting on your answer.
    We have to make a choice between differents website, I hope you’ll be quick in the competition.

    Thanks in advance.

    You will find below another mail adress in case the first one doesn’t work.

  16. Jenny Pretty Says:

    I looked at your advertising options and it is too expensive. Is there any way you can lower down the advertising prices.
    I contacted you but have not get a response.

  17. sinan Says:

    please!!!! ıwant registered but to much more my e-mail not accept . outomatical this e-mail accept .

  18. Website Design Kent Says:

    I wondered who was behind POF. Know I know. This is just the magic and mystery of the Internet. Nobody can predict who or what will become successful. Ebay is a great example. People would have said I was mad if I thought about selling 2nd hand goods through a website 10 years ago.

    I like the SNAP Plugin in on the blog. Is it Ajax plugin or just Javascript?

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  21. jimmy2 Says:

    why ? when i go an send an e mail to a good looking lady you tell me i cant send her an e mail? hell i didnot do any thing bad. why???????????????? JIMMY2

  22. Peter L. Says:

    Hello Jimmy2,

    Take a look at the policy by signing in to your account and click the HELP link, located at the upper left hand portion of the page. On the next page, click on Blocked Messages and you will see the following:

    Why Are My Messages Being Blocked?
    You can send a maximum of 4 duplicate/’cut and paste’ messages per day before they’re blocked.

    If you send swears, sexual terms, or insults in your first message to someone it will also be blocked. Other website names will block a message as well.

    If your message is too short it may be blocked by users who want longer messages.

    You may not match the other user’s messaging restrictions found at the bottom of their, and your, profile. These can be changed in Mail Settings. In addition, a user that you cannot contact may have specified no contact with other users that have associated with ‘intimate encounter’ users.

    The ABOVE last paragraph is usually the reason why someone is being blocked.


  23. couple Says:

    I still don’t get it , why people so obsessed with POF
    there are so many other good sites

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    Is your login down? I signed up on monday and can’t login. User name Debbie_47. No one will answer me.

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  37. don larson Says:

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