I wanted to share an update with the members on the website. We are now listed in the Google Search Engines. I have submitted the site several days ago and completed all the backend changes to the site that will improve the speed at which we get indexed.
Google has sent me a couple emails over the last few days and we have been getting hits. Almost all of them are Solidworks related. This is good news as we are getting placed in the searches. The bad news is that we are very limited on Solidworks Content at this time. I am trying to come of with ways to get content. If anyone has ideas on getting more Solidworks content please let me know, or if you are a Solidworks user and can share some content, that would benefit users and the site it would be appreciated.
I have also been monitoring the SMTP Mail Logs as this will show me whether or not people are attempting to sign up for the site and not receiving the email for account activation. The good news here is that all emails now are going through. I know Carl and Kevin had some issues with receiving the email, this was due to how their mail providers SPAM engines verify email that they receive. I found the issue that caused that and fixed that. All emails are going through now.
One of the things I am noticing is that the SPAM filters and SPAM Protections that are in place for this site are working. I have seen 39 email’s blocked from the sites activation process, this is partly due to the forum software and partly due to our mail servers and the SPAM Filters.
I am continuing to promote the site where I can. I am also hoping that the members can share the site when possible with others. Once we have a few more members Growth should happen automatically. It’s just getting the sites name out there and some content. It’s only been about 1 week not that we have been live. So we are off to a good start.
Thank you to everyone who has been contributing and helping others.