take a few moments to read what some of our Members think about
geek/talk Forums for Publishers & Merchants. These
"Testimonials" should provide you with a sense of our
Community's benefits, culture, and procedures.
thoughts from our Happy
6th Birthday GV! thread:
"...It has been an invaluable resource for information
... I can't imagine how much money I would have lost to crooked
affiliate programs without this place." Senior Member:
emmzee - http://www.emmzee.com
"...I consult this community everytime I need professional
advice regarding 'internet advertising'..." Senior Member:
Duchz - http://www.duchs.com/wp/
"...GV is one of those rare sites that's not just a forum,
but an archive of great information. Glad that hasn't changed all
you for allowing me to be a member/advertiser at GeekVillage for
the past 3 years. With the help of great management and superb moderation
it has been nothing less then a great experience for me and has
helped me bring in a lot of new business."
for all your help and conversation, we enjoy working with you at
GeekVillage not only because of the good results, but also as a
supporter of such a well-run and well behaved :) community."
is a proud sponsor of geek/talk. This is, actually, more than a
"Board," but a dynamic community of webmasters that allows the free
and productive exchange of ideas and information. On this forum,
information moves in real-time and ideas are exchanged openly and
with integrity. By being a part of this community, we are able to
keep in touch with the webmasters that drive our products and services
and respond to them intelligently. By advertising here, we support
our search engine and, at the same time, support this meeting place
lives up to the second half of its name perfectly, since it provides
an ideal relaxed atmosphere for people to gather and exchange
ideas, tips, advice and even warnings (when advertisers start
going bad, or companies start failing, it's great to have somebody
"run up the flag" before it's too late!) However, don't make the
mistake of believing you have to be a "geek" to join in.
I have been a member of the geek/talk community for almost exactly
two years. In that time, I have seen posts across the whole spectrum
of expertise, experience and culture. The point is that there
always seems to be somebody who's explored the twists and turns
of the path you're about to walk - and who is willing to share
a map. This holds true whether you're building your first ever
homepage, or whether you're putting together a large database-
powered ecommerce site!
Geek/talk's strengths can be seen by looking at the problems with
a traditional discussion forum setting: noisy, off-topic posts,
disputes and arguments raging... Steve, ably assisted by a group
of extremely competent moderators, has created an environment
which is the exact opposite: all meaningful voices get heard -
all those who come to stir up trouble get gently, then more firmly,
This firm-but-friendly control results in one of the cleanest
and most "content-filled" discussion boards I have ever come across...
yet is no impediment to the average member of the community. And
the value to a busy webmaster of knowing that 100% of posts are
meaningful cannot be over-emphasized."
"We have found GeekVillage to be an invaluable
resource as well as a targeted advertising opportunity for our
affiliate program. We would highly recommend the geek/talk Forums
to anyone who is running a website, an affiliate program or any
type of on-line business."
Web can be a very unpredictable place in which to run a business.
Knowing which web hosts, merchants, and ad networks are best for
you can mean the difference between success and failure. By participating
in the geek/talk Forums, either actively or passively, you are
sure to receive a well-rounded view of these issues.
This animated exchange of knowledge has created perhaps the most
authoritative and up-to-date reference guide for webmasters -
all while maintaining a colorful personality that keeps the posts
compelling to read. As a web publisher, I wouldn't be without
geek/talk by my side, and you shouldn't either."
NET-ADS - Webmaster
just wanted to thank you for inviting me to hold the chat in the
forum the other day. I'm continually impressed with the caliber
of the forum, both in terms of the sophistication and savvy of
the participants, as well as your remarkable ability to maintain
order and satisfaction simultaneously! Keep up the good work!"
have hung around the board daily for almost two years. It has
been a tremendous source of information and ideas for me. The
Forums provide me with real answers to real questions. You can
search through endless posts on many topics, and usually find
the answers you need. If not, check out the Posting Guide and
Rules. Read them, understand them, become one with them. Then
post. Respect the board and its members, and you will find a wealth
of knowledge, help, and friendship."
geek/talk Forum at GeekVillage has been my favourite webmaster
forum since day one. It's such a success because of two factors;
a) the guidelines for posting are very precise, so there are almost
no inappropriate posts, and b) the members take it from there,
sharing tips, information and ideas freely with each other. I'm
proud to be a member, and honoured to be a moderator."
is one of my favorite forums to visit. The one thing that sets geek/talk
apart from many forums is quality. The forums are heavily moderated
with very strict posting guides. This assures that you receive genuine
answers to your questions and can participate in an intelligent
conversation. Geek/talk is one of the most unique discussion boards
geek/talk forum is far and away the best webmaster and general Internet
business discussion board that I've seen. The "signal to noise"
ratio is way above the norm for this type of forum, and the diverse
mix of participants, which includes both affiliates and merchants,
are friendly, helpful, sometimes challenging, but always insightful.
Whether you're just starting out, or an experienced Internet publisher,
I recommend geek/talk without hesitation."
Answers 2000 Limited
forum has helped me on my adventure in making money online. Not
only have I learned a great deal from the insightful conversations,
but I have also met several people that I work with almost every
day. In my opinion, this forum is one of the best resources for
webmasters who are looking to work smarter and make more money.
Had it not been for this forum and some of the people I have had
the opportunity to work with and learn from, my attempt to make
money on the Internet would have been a short one."
the geek/talk forum, you can indulge in conversation as if across
a virtual coffee table, with Webmasters from around the world exchanging
personal internet experiences, knowledge, concerns, ideas and forsight,
as each of us members journey together down the superhighway to
our own destinations. You may laugh or you may pout, but you'll
see what internet life is all about. However you may discern, you'll
find something here to learn. :)"
have only had positive experiences working with GeekVillage. Our
advertising placements with them attract active, educated affiliates
and the forums themselves are well moderated, productive, and encourage
a worthwhile exchange of ideas."
Internet Corp. / CellularPhones.com
the vast majority of webmaster boards online, the GeekVillage forums
displays a true balance of experience, participation, simplicity,
fellowship, incredible insight, and is just a fun and addictive
place on the web for the serious webmaster. From technical issues
to current web site marketing tactics, I check first with GeekVillage
to find the "real scoop" and most importantly, how it relates to
me, the webmaster."
I first found GeekVillage for webmasters I spent a lot of time
lurking. I am not new to webmastering as a hobby, but in the past
year, I found myself in a position where my hobby had turned into
a money-eating monster and I needed some advice for generating
revenue. I spent most of my time reading through old posts and
new posts. I searched the forums for background information on
some of the affiliate programs I was interested in. I looked up
old posts with any indications of a "positive" or "negative" on
some of the advertising agencies online. What I've learned form
GeekVillage has helped me tremendously.
Don't come to GeekVillage expecting to hear how to cheat the system.
Moral issues aside, the geeks of this village are into honest
revenue. GeekVillage offers webmastering discussions for critiques
and review of html and code issues. It offers web hosting choices
and comparisons. It creates an online community with webmasters
and advertising agencies with dialogue about the issues that drive
the Internet revenue. Swap and barter your services or your domain....Chit
chat for fun with the geeks..."
internet can be a dark and lonely place if you don't know where
you are going, or what you are doing. Steve Shubitz, with the
creation of the geek/talk forum, has created a community that
is a true campfire community on the internet. The webmasters that
meet and exchange views here, shed some light on issues for novice
and experienced webmasters alike.
As someone who has been involved in various facets of technology
all my life, I know the value of a resource such as this. As a
network administrator, and technology instructor, I've recommended
the geek/talk forum to many of my students and associates over
the years. Myself, I drop into the geektalk forums from time to
time, just looking to make a few friends, and share a little knowledge
along the way."
every so often. We have hundreds more :)