At 2/23/03 03:57 PM, commemao wrote:
I really wonder how Newgrounds spreads so fast, and how it is so popular. I mean it barely gets any coverage anywhere else on the internet. When I heard about this website around Sept 11, it didn't even have half the submissions it has today. At this rate there's probably going to be around 100,000 submissions by the time I'm 20 (I'm 15 right now).
Don't underestimate the power of word of mouth. I mean, think about it...
You find a site you like. You tell two of your friends. Those two friends each tell two friends. Those two friends each tell two more friends. And so on, and so on. And if people tell three friends, well, you get the idea.
I know a lot of sites that have gotten huge without ANY advertising whatsoever. If the site's good, it's going to get hits because people are going to spread the word themselves.