Who are you, and why this website?
My name is Adam Drake, and I'm an Exminster villager. I've lived in the village for a number of years and wanted to provide a place for villagers to communicate on-line, hence Exminster.net.
The site is a pretty much a labour-of-love. I don't make any money from it (although I do sell advertising, it goes towards paying the cost of the webhosting service, along with any leaflet drops we do every now and then).
Its fundamental purpose is to serve the village by providing relevant and interesting information. I hold no political views, and try to only post good news. Exminster.net is not an electronic newspaper. It's just a way for villagers to find and share useful information.
How do I get news or information onto the site?
This is easy.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org with your information and I'll find a suitable place to put it.
If it's village news, I'll post it there. If it's information about a community group, I'll put it there. If you're group isn't currently represented by the website, I'll create an area for you and have the main menu point to your area. If you're a local business, I'll post your information in the " Businesses" section. If you want to write articles about the village (eg. natural history) then I'll make you your own section in the "Articles" area.
There is absolutely NO CHARGE for posting news or information. The site exists to provide a service to the village.
Please try to provide a photo, graphic or logo with your article. Articles look boring without a graphic to accompany them!
I want to complain about something on your site!
Please write to me at email@example.com
If I've published something incorrectly or inaccurately, I'll fix the problem as quickly as possible. If you'd like to publish a response to any article, feel free to email your comment to the email above and I'll publish them.
How do I put something on the Calendar?
How do I advertise on Exminster.net?
If you are interested in advertising on exminster.net, the charge is £100 for 12 months, or £60 for 6 months.
How online advertising works:
Your advert will join the pool and be displayed in turn. When the advert is clicked on, it will direct the visitor to either your own website (if you have one) or your free business page on exminster.net.
Here is a summary of current site traffic (Jun 2011):
- 1700 unique visits per month
- 40 - 80 unique visitors per day
- 3 page hits per visit (average)
- 2 minutes average site visit time
If you'd like to advertise, just drop us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get in touch. Don't worry - you don't need to be a computer whiz! We'll do all that for you.
I'd love to get involved - how can I help?
If you're interested in getting involved in any way with Exminster.net, please drop me an email to email@example.com and I'll be in touch!
Ways you could help:
- Taking photographs
- Writing articles
- Interviewing people for "Face of the Week"
- Writing your own Blog
- Posting your stuff to sell on the Classified Ads
- Adding village events to the Calendar
- Dropping me an email about things going on in the village (news, not gossip, please!)
Even if it's not listed above, and you'd like to get involved, just email me. I'll be glad of the help!
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