Monday, August 01, 2011

Another Planet Revamp!

Time for one of my occasional forays back here to the place where my poker network started. I am working hard at the moment... trying to absorb the hit that black friday, and then the closure of Full Tilt caused my business.

After keeping my patience for a month waiting to see if FTP would re-open I have now started to remove them from my site. This is easier said than done... how about 1300+ articles in 7 languages including a mix of mentions and full-on features!

Anyway, this actually turned into a postive in a lot of ways. There are a lot of articles which, rather than completely out of date, were getting a little tired. One I just did this morning (2 hours!) was the aritcle on the best beginners poker tournaments - a new top 10 required without Full Tilt and UB, and also many of the tournaments I had listed have changed over the time (for example there was no Titan Poker $5r in that slot any more). Also changed the tone a little bit. It seemed as if some of the tournaments would be better suited for 'Learners' yet complete beginners were the main audience... for this reason I included the lucky dollar games at Party which are only open to players in their first 7 days. Wondering how many more of my articles fall into this trap... do I incorrectly assume that everyone who lands on my poker satellites sub-main actually knows what a poker satellite is and how it works... maybe, going to have to think about that one.

It is not only the articles which are having a revamp at the moment, I am going through the main pages too. Again, there are all those languages to cover... the homepage is done, the SNG main page is done and the plan from here is to use the template from the SNG main to do the tournaments one... lots of traffic coming from Russia these days, so this will be next on the list.

Future plans, well this month could well be German month! With so many German players at the tables these days there is a big opportunity to get my site up to date in this language and see if I can drive a little more in the way of visitors... we will see.

I'm still plugging away on the Cool Casinos Club ( ) , adding new game reviews and tidying up pages... still not much in the way of traction there.

Anyway, this was supposed to be a quick update and I already waffled on - so for now it is my usual - Good Luck at the tables, Mark

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