Sunday 2 August 2009

Vot next

This last month was the fastest one yet - what a pace!

On the Vottle front we reached the highest number of unique IPs to date - the East Coast Radio classifieds are performing really well and are contributing to a 30% increase in total ads coming into the system.

We are learning a lot of important lessons with this new development, and one is the need for integrated user bases. We will look at merging our login systems so that users no longer need to login separately to the classifieds once they are logged into the East Coast Radio site.

On some other news: we are shooting a comedy pilot test show next week for M-Net - the working title of this show is "Wadda Wadda" - there is a tie in with in the sense that the material discussed on the show comes from news headlines and images from the site.

The initiative now has a funky mobile component, and the Randgo movement is progressing well. It is a tough market out there and a "nice to have" is hard sell, but still, we are breaking some good ground and we are developing some very compelling web stuff.

Then, check out for - this is a new "local" initiative from the Wantitall team which went live this week. And on this front, our Brazil site ( is making good progress too. We estimate we are about 2 months away from getting our official importer's license in Brazil and then are going to get way more exciting over there! We are also quite gearing up for a Nigeria rollout - we aim to have this up in the next 3 to 4 months.

Lastly, check out the new site from TrafficFundi at - way cool!

Posted by Ronnie Apteker