Comments on: Does Posterous have staying power? http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/04/28/does-posterous-have-staying-power/ Grow your own Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:32:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KenHood http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/04/28/does-posterous-have-staying-power/comment-page-1/#comment-3088 Fri, 07 Jan 2011 23:17:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=2126#comment-3088 I’m an experienced web designer with several hundred insurance agents as clients. I started migrating some of their sites to Posterous in Spring or 2010. So far I have moved several dozen over to Posterous.

The reason is simple- these business owners are short on time and need to make every moment count. They can learn Posterous in just a few minutes, and update their site from their email. And when they update… it simultaneously posts to their Twitter and Facebook Pages. How’s that for easy?

The only complaint I had (like many) was the limited number of themes. But thanks to Cory Watilo (themes.posterous.com) and a new free insurance agent theme I just created at businessthemes.posterous.com… there are options. (Sorry- shameless plug).

By the way… I have had several customer service “issues” and all were resolved in a very timely manner. Kudos to Sachin and company!

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By: Pakdave http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/04/28/does-posterous-have-staying-power/comment-page-1/#comment-2435 Thu, 07 Oct 2010 19:22:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=2126#comment-2435 I’ve been using Posterous for nearly two years (http://davidlawrence.posterous.com) and I love it. It’s simple and it keeps improving. I don’t think it competes with Facebook – in fact, it autoposts to Facebook, making it a good complement.

The problem with Posterous is that it does not allow you to monetize. That was fine with me before, but now I want to experiment with Google Adsense.

To do that I will migrate to Blogger, but it will take time to build up the traffic I have with Posterous.

Irritating.

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By: TCaldwell http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/04/28/does-posterous-have-staying-power/comment-page-1/#comment-2122 Tue, 03 Aug 2010 13:59:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=2126#comment-2122 None of this matters if Posterous does not get better Help and Technical support…it’s terrible right now and really makes me (and I am sure others) NOT want to use it.

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By: KareAnderson http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/04/28/does-posterous-have-staying-power/comment-page-1/#comment-1943 Fri, 30 Apr 2010 17:34:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=2126#comment-1943 As a longtime admirer of Garry and Posterous here’s one way to grow even faster, perhaps, and to monetize via groups. Plus Posterous might become more attractive to businesses. Posterous might reach out to and/or actually partner with associations to encourage members (and exhibitors, advertisers & other vendors connected to the asn.) to share ideas via the group function at Posterous.

As a frequent speaker at associations I can see how they could promote their branded posterous group as a “social” extension of their online and print publications, to highlight their conference, kick-off contests and provide previews of eBooks they might create with/by/for their members.

If a smaller state association attracted big participation on their posterous group then the national counterpart association would take notice. Also local and state associations’ Posterous groups could then connect with each other via posterous.

Since Posterous is “dead simple” the association with members who have not taken to other forms of social media, might jump on this as a way to stay connect and learn from each other all year long so we they meet in person each year at their annual conference they can have more meaningful, enjoyable time together.

Swimming to the mouth of the river, so to speak, Posterous might market to the associations of meeting planners such as PCMA, ASAE, SGMP and MPI.

I’d enjoy helping Posterous make that happen.

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By: sagarwal http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/2010/04/28/does-posterous-have-staying-power/comment-page-1/#comment-1934 Thu, 29 Apr 2010 02:28:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/small-business/?p=2126#comment-1934 Experts, thank you for your thoughts and feedback. These are some really interesting points. We’re working hard everyday to add additional features that make Posterous even more powerful, and really highlight why we’re different from other platforms.

I would like to address a few points:

web addresses: you always start out with a username.posterous.com address. However, we fully support custom domains, and we do expect all businesses will use one. In fact, you can even buy a custom domain directly on our site, making it easier than ever. So this point is simply wrong

driving users to businesses: when a business posts to Posterous, we automatically update their Twitter account, Facebook page, and other web services. So businesses can manage their entire social media presence in one place. And all links on other sites go back to the owner’s Posterous, fully customized with their design and experience.

value over facebook: facebook isn’t a customizable website. it’s not *mine*. A business, especially, wants a website that has their look and feel. We see facebook as a great distribution channel, a compliment to Posterous. When you post to Posterous, we’ll update your Facebook. So your friends know you posted something and they should check it out on *your* site.

It’s pretty unfair to compare our subscription emails to “spam”. These are high quality posts from my friends and family, not stupid address book updates. And it’s always one click to unsubscribe. I’m not really sure where that point came from, a bit of a stretch really.

Thanks all!

-Sachin
cofounder and CEO, posterous.com

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