wow - i'm literally overwhelmed and i don't know where to being. first off, thank you to everyone who replied! I can't get over how active this site is - i usually linger (and yes, write) for pocket pc sites - where the most popular site gets around 23k visitors/day - i can see that is relatively small compared to this behemoth
I agree, if you have the best technical site going and the folks behind it stink, you'll have a nice empty site - so before anything, i knew the driving people had to be doing something right, and then, if you build it they will come...
i know what you mean about being first at the party - i tried getting my little site as good as possible before having it announced on a few sites - it's funny - i was thrilled to have my 60th registered user today (which actually doesn't take into account the 4 or so admin accounts I created myself for testing/limited admin levels!)
I know google is critical for a little site like mine to get the word out - i opened the doors late february, and google has been largely silent, so i'm not getting the traffic i was looking for. i know things take time, but i'd rather work smart (work on the content and reviews, and let search engines bring the folk over) instead of me bludgeoning google and shouting/begging google to be a champ and give me a nod - i hate seeing a ZERO page rank/page not ranked by google - come on google, with 4 or more servers, you can add little old gadgetaddict!
Craven, I gratefully appreciate your willingness to share information - thank you so much! And it is impressive that you'd expend as much effort as you already have to help out a poor ol' admin like myself!
BTW - that atalgance.php was amazing - i will look around for that code, or try to bum it off you
i have so many mods on gadgetaddict, that i punched in http://www.gadgetaddict.com/forums/ataglance.php
and crossed my fingers - and naturally got a 404 error! guess i don't have that mod...yet
Again, thank you for the willingness to share and the welcoming into the community. Like many other sites, i truthfully registered, figured i'd post a drop, say thanks, and aidios - but i can see what a resource this site really is - count me in