Listening to Shane Bost and Blain Jones talk is like listening in on two young brothers fighting over the toys in the romper room:
“Pick it up!”
“No YOU pick it up.”
“Well you put it there.”
“No I didn’t.”
“You did SO! I saw you.”
“No you didn’t.”
And on it goes…for hours, days o weeks at a time.
At least that’s how it appeared to me when I listened in for a while as they made some programming changes to SiteXplosion the other day.
They were adding bubbles to the site chat area and while, on the surface at least, it may have sounded as though they were squabbling with each other, it was clear that they were actually getting stuff done very efficiently indeed.
Blain only brought the site crashing down twice while he played with the code but then got it up so quickly that most surfers wouldn’t have even noticed that anything was wrong.
Now the site chat contains a picture of the person talking with a speech bubble coming from their mouth.
Different color backgrounds correspond to the membership levels of those taking part in the chat.
Bubble chat looks good.
And here’s another good idea from the boys in the bubble…TETakeover which has been running for about three weeks now.
It works by targeting one TE at a time for a week and blasting it with ads for SiteXplosion. And when members join in the promotion they are rewarded with fifty cents for each 1,000 views from the targeted exchange.
Blain and Shane seem to be doing everything right these days.
I wouldn’t be surprised if other less creative traffic exchange owners will soon follow suit?