Saturday, August 23, 2008

LETTERMAN STYLE: TOP 10 REASONS IT'S GREAT TO BE (SO YOU'VE BEEN) DUMPED

SO WHAT MAKES SYBD GREAT?

Well please excuse us for blowing our own trumpet here, but frankly working on the 2009 Marketing Plan for the site has reminded us how much we've achieved over the years. We're like that Little Engine that Could. Rightly or wrongly, this site was launched eight years ago on a "Field of Dreams" mentality. Yes we built it and they have come...growing stronger year-on-year. While other sites have crashed and burned - (in some cases despite copious amounts of investment,) yet we're surviving! True veterans of the Net. So without further adieu....

10 REASONS WHY SYBD IS ONE OF THE COOLEST WEBSITES….EVER!


10) THE NAME

• Let’s face it’s a funny and memorable name….Most people actually laugh when they hear it. That's no bad thing...After several weeks of bouncing around URLs with family members and friends - one suggestion stuck!

9) OUR TRACK RECORD

• We’re the longest-running, online community dedicated solely to break-ups & divorces...(go to Alexa and see for yourself!)

8) LOYALTY

• People who choose to engage in our community – tend to find solace, support and make fantastic friends in the process. Around 10% of our traffic visits in excess of 201 times a month!

7) GLOBAL REACH

• According to Google Analytics, in the first half of the year, we had nearly 80,000 visitors from more than 155 countries! Heartbreak truly knows no boundaries!

6) PROLIFIC POSTERS

• Currently there are more than 110,000 posts in more than 11,500 topics. Not only that - we’re growing at an average of almost 100 posts per day!

5) THE DMO (Dead Message Office)

• Over the last two years, the Dead Message Office thread has received more than 2500 replies on 188 pages and it's had over 20,0000 views! (Check it out, it's a cracker, but you need to be a site member to view it! Do join, it's free!)

4) COMPELLING READING

• It’s not just misery loves company here,…there are articles on revenge, dating, finance and relationships. Plus there are forums for entertainment recommendations, “Good News”, funnies in the “Light Zone” and for benefactors there’s even a saucy and candid S-E-X forum (which must be seen to be believed! LOL)

3) IT’S FREE!

• Yes, you’ve heard “the best things in life are free” and that’s what we believe. @ SYBD. We don’t capitalize on your pain. (Maybe one day we'll change our minds but for eight years our support and advice has been free) If you want to make a contribution later, that’d be wonderful, but you’re not forced to cough up here!


2) THOSE BREAK-UP LINES ARE HEEE-LARIOUS!

• Over the years more than a thousand real, funny, painful, break-up lines have been emailed in and compiled into a humorous book entitled, “Goodbye My Lover” - due to be released in 2009!

1) THE SITE MEMBERS

• The site members are the most kind-hearted, articulate, benevolent and witty people we have ever come across. It's a place where young/old, gay/straight, rich/poor men and women congregrate and relate...as was said in our 2007 trailer - it's about 'people helping people'...So You’ve Been Dumped would be nothing without them…so here's to you guys and gals! Thank you!

WE REST OUR CASE!

Now do you see what we mean? Some of you site members frequent the blog, would you please add a comment why you think the site rocks? We'd really appreciate it...

PS: This list was not compiled to prove to the world how fabulous SYBD is, it's to remind us at HQ - because sometimes, when times are so challenging, we've actually lost sight of these facts and we needed a little reminder of what we're doing here.

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