I'll ask because I havent seen anything about this anywhere so far,
Will there be any marketing/advertising for CCL etc to bring in more new/old people to the site?
Because honestly the only reason I even ended up here in the first place was by chance, honestly would be a great idea to put an ad in a comic book for the site lol.
Ive stated this before in other posts and is pretty much the reason I dropped my subscription and went to eBay as the traffic there is much better and I dont mind paying the $60 a month for my store there because the traffic makes it worth it.
Of course EBay has pretty much unmatched traffic because they sell socks to Superman. But we're niche. I've mentioned this before on different threads, but this company has spent ALOT of money on advertising. Ads in Marvel and DC Comics cost upwards of $25-$35K. From 2007-2012 we have had full page ads (including back cover) in comics published by MARVEL, DC, DARK HORSE, BOOM!, MOONSTONE, MARKOSIA, ARCANA, and more. Off the top of my head, you can find an ad for us in the famed "DEATH" issue of Steve Rogers in Captain America #25.
We have developed different working relationships in an effort to cut cost with publishers over the years, and we hope to see some ads running in BOOM! again in the next couple months and moving forward other independents.
Since the site is pretty much ran (not technology ran, but "managed" so to speak) by yours truly, I do my best to hit up as many cons as I can throughout the year. CCL has appeared at WONDERCON, NYCC, MEGACON, various WIZARD WORLDS and other small press shows. In fact, CCL exhibited at DERBY CITY COMIC CON 2 weeks ago and I'll be appearing at DANCON in Chicago in September. I'm personally travelling to Canada next month to check out FAN EXPO as well...just to see if there's any synergy there as well.
Our site was built for excellent SEO (search engine optimization) and we've been grandfathered in for years. Lots of different ways to be found...and we still have people that just find us through blind luck :) So it has been. So it shall be. lol
But...I usually also remind users that our BIGGEST marketers are our users. Don't be afraid to promote us on FACEBOOK. I'll be honest: I pretty much remember faces, stores and sellers on CCL since 2007, but I do not remember you on here as a seller. Don't be afraid to post links through Twitter. Lots of stuff that can be done. :) Hope you'll consider coming back as we're just another avenue to sell.