Brief Updates from MBHQ

You’ve no doubt by now noticed that the sites got a bit of a re-design and some things got changed around last week. We wanted to highlight two changes to make sure everyone knows what changed.

The first and biggest is COMMENTS! Registration is no longer required to post a comment on any post. Of course if you already have an account you can still login to ensure your comments are attributed to you, but those who don’t can now post a comment without any long term commitment. Also, on the right you can see some of the recent comments so you’ll always know what the active discussions are. This was the most requested thing we’ve heard from people since our last redesign and we’re excited to see where it leads.

The next change is also something that was heavily requested, and that is a change to the ADS on the sites. You’ll immediately notice fewer of them, but what might not be as obvious is those smaller square ones to the right are specific to this city only and are being sold for a flat rate for a period of time rather than a confusing CPM/traffic/network model. Depending on the city, these range from $7-$175 for a full week. If you purchase one, during that time your ad will be the only one in that spot and will show on every page. We set these up both to make it easier for smaller local businesses to get their ads on our site, and also to help us bring in ads that relate better to our local audiences. Also, keeping these sites online is expensive and every little bit helps.

There are a bunch of other things we changed but we’ll leave those to you to investigate and take advantage of. Hope you like it, and we look forward to seeing you in the comments!!

The folks at MBHQ

5 Comments so far

  1. oldguy (unregistered) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 12:34 am

    This was supposed to be a very good website. But unfortunately all I see is political stuff… nonsense comments and useless content. I wish karachi MB was a bit better to stick around with.

  2. بستنی (wasiq) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 4:47 am

    I got a shock just now…watching MBHQ …I thought it means MB haqiqi…I remember to have protested when MB used these initials…way back…anyways….
    the two big changes that you have mentioned…are quite remarkable…because most regular commenter were complaining about being blocked…on the basis of political bias….this act of yours has taken away half the sweet from both sides….now anybody can comment with my username….so I have to very vigilant…whereas if iam blocked ,banned of deleted…I can post a comment with a psuedo name which indicates that comments are welcome …it does not make any difference who is saying as long as he or she is saying something….
    the other thing about Ads , it is indeed very logical to save a space for local reasonable price….some of the Ads previously shown on KMB pages were…were…lol
    Anyways…goodluck…may you survive against the twitter/facebook alliance that I am witnessing….at the moment…

  3. Sean Bonner (seanbonner) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 6:23 am

    Wasiq, no one can fake your logged in accout so just make sure you are using your own account when you comment and no issue.

  4. بستنی (wasiq) on September 3rd, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    @Sean Bonner saab….Okay…lol!
    the login is taking me to the dashboard with no way out to the KMB or MB..I have to open a new tab.

  5. BizCore-i Accounting Software SMEs Pakistan (unregistered) on September 19th, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    Anyways…goodluck…may you survive against the twitter/facebook alliance that I am witnessing….at the moment…

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