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Author:  John Yautja [ Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:01 am ]
Post subject:  Some Suggestions

With the announcement of TWO new halo-games, I think its already time to put in a forum section for Halo: CE Anniversary and Halo 4 respectively, seems kinda awkward talking in the "Other games" section about the new Halo's.

Now for my second suggestion:

Because the Halo Reach BETA is done with, I have my hunches is that nobody cares enough to search up "Halo Reach BETA", and when they see this site, may think the site is outdated with just Halo Reach BETA news and move along.

I don't know much about making websites, but I do suggest changing it, which could have positive effects on traffic to the sites (thus more interest) or possibly a negative effect, which is why it is a bit risky.

HaloNews.com is, from what I see, as a domain available, maybe changing the site to that (with formal warning beforehand) might, as said, increase traffic to the sites (I am willing to bet more people would search up HaloNews over HaloReachBeta), or some other domain relating to Halo.

I don't know how much this domain change would cost or if its negative effects are too risky, but it should still be considered.

That is just my suggestion, the site seems a bit barren traffic-wise at the moment, and an increase in traffic really would be cool.

Author:  Vcize [ Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Some Suggestions

Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll get those two new forum sections added tonight.

As for the domain, I agree with you, and I actually bought the halogamers.com domain a few months ago (if you notice, it redirects here now).

However, domain name changes are tricky with google and often result in short term rankings losses. Although forum and mainpage activity are low, the site actually still gets a lot of traffic to some of its inner pages due to their rankings on google. When that traffic starts to die down a bit (which should be soon now with the new Halo game announcements) I'll be completely rebranding the site as halogamers.com

There may be some big changes and a redesign coming with that as well, I haven't decided on that yet.

Author:  xN1ghtShadowx [ Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Some Suggestions

Vcize wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll get those two new forum sections added tonight.

As for the domain, I agree with you, and I actually bought the halogamers.com domain a few months ago (if you notice, it redirects here now).

However, domain name changes are tricky with google and often result in short term rankings losses. Although forum and mainpage activity are low, the site actually still gets a lot of traffic to some of its inner pages due to their rankings on google. When that traffic starts to die down a bit (which should be soon now with the new Halo game announcements) I'll be completely rebranding the site as halogamers.com

There may be some big changes and a redesign coming with that as well, I haven't decided on that yet.


okay if this site did change what would happen to our accounts? would they be transferred for would we have to make new ones?

also if feel like i have a list of ideas for suggestions but i haven't thought of all of them yet and plus some of the suggestions that i do have i don't know if you would be able to put them up (due to copyright or something i don't know)
ex: peoples stats for Halo ce anniversary and halo 4 (i doubt bungie.net will have it since they don't
work for microsoft anymore)

guess you could say that i'm nervous about the suggestions i'm thinking about because i don't know what your allowed to put on here (i'll try to comeback later with an easier way to explain it...)

Author:  John Yautja [ Wed Jun 08, 2011 1:35 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Some Suggestions

Vcize wrote:
Thanks for the suggestions.

I'll get those two new forum sections added tonight.

As for the domain, I agree with you, and I actually bought the halogamers.com domain a few months ago (if you notice, it redirects here now).

However, domain name changes are tricky with google and often result in short term rankings losses. Although forum and mainpage activity are low, the site actually still gets a lot of traffic to some of its inner pages due to their rankings on google. When that traffic starts to die down a bit (which should be soon now with the new Halo game announcements) I'll be completely rebranding the site as halogamers.com

There may be some big changes and a redesign coming with that as well, I haven't decided on that yet.


Good to know, I hope when the day comes that the site becomes Halogamers.com, that more members will be more active, and maybe even tons of new people will pour in (both good and bad).

xN1ghtShadowx wrote:

okay if this site did change what would happen to our accounts? would they be transferred for would we have to make new ones?

also if feel like i have a list of ideas for suggestions but i haven't thought of all of them yet and plus some of the suggestions that i do have i don't know if you would be able to put them up (due to copyright or something i don't know)
ex: peoples stats for Halo ce anniversary and halo 4 (i doubt bungie.net will have it since they don't
work for microsoft anymore)

guess you could say that i'm nervous about the suggestions i'm thinking about because i don't know what your allowed to put on here (i'll try to comeback later with an easier way to explain it...)


I'd imagine our accounts would be transferred, also, I doubt 343 would make a Halo Game without hosting stats within some sort of site (maybe Xbox.com) if they don't, I am sure it would be perfectly legal for Vcize to create a section of the site dedicated to hosting stats, although it probably wouldn't be easy.

I know how you feel, when I was about to post this, I almost didn't considering my lack of knowledge with sites (if any).

Author:  Vcize [ Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Some Suggestions

You needn't worry, a domain name change will not mean you have to do anything. Your accounts will still work fine, etc. The old domain will even redirect to the new one automatically.

Now, if I decide to do a major upgrade to the site and switch platforms, that may change up things in your account a bit. But at worst that would just mean resetting your password, your accounts will be preserved forever :)

Author:  xN1ghtShadowx [ Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Some Suggestions

Vcize wrote:
You needn't worry, a domain name change will not mean you have to do anything. Your accounts will still work fine, etc. The old domain will even redirect to the new one automatically.

Now, if I decide to do a major upgrade to the site and switch platforms, that may change up things in your account a bit. But at worst that would just mean resetting your password, your accounts will be preserved forever :)


if our passwords got reset how would we login?????????

Author:  Vcize [ Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Some Suggestions

xN1ghtShadowx wrote:
Vcize wrote:
You needn't worry, a domain name change will not mean you have to do anything. Your accounts will still work fine, etc. The old domain will even redirect to the new one automatically.

Now, if I decide to do a major upgrade to the site and switch platforms, that may change up things in your account a bit. But at worst that would just mean resetting your password, your accounts will be preserved forever :)


if our passwords got reset how would we login?????????


You would just hit the "forgot password" button and it would email it to you.

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