michele clack wrote:
That sounds interesting we will have to get our club on there. The google earth thing sounds good to. We have started picking up one or two members from the internet, any advertising online has got to be good. Have you any advice about setting up and running club websites? I put us onto a site with a local neswpaper years ago which is better than nothing but fiddly to use and not very versatile. However, at the moment something has gone wrong and we can't get into it to edit it which is bad news as we have changed venue. A proper site with our name on it would be better but I have no idea what the cost would be of something like that. Also would it be very difficult as I am not much of a techie?
Do the leagues that your club plays in have their own sites? I allow member clubs to control their own content inhttp://www.borderleague.org.uk/http://www.berkshirechess.org.uk/
The real question is do you want a dynamic resource that provides a service to members?
Many sites are static and provide basic information : better than nothing.
Some have been "designed" by Joseph to match with his technicolour dreamcoat. Avoid.
The blog is a cheap and easy way to go but you need good content (such as the S&B blog)
A blog site with old content only is a big turn off. Dont try more than you can achieve.
A little static site with a useful domain name is easy.
Imagine how someone would search : "chess club biggleswade" for example. That must work.