Archives for Your-Story.org

Moving to the Cloud

We’re moving a number of services to the cloud this week, including sections of:

  • Race-Calendar.com
  • SiliconDales.com
  • Your-Story.org

Some elements may take longer to update as a result. All services are still live, however.

Please bear with us while we transition this exciting change: the result will be worth waiting for!

Your-Story.org Press Release Website Retained by 24 Hour Trading Ltd

Regular users of Your-Story.org – The Press Release Resource – will be delighted to learn that 24 Hour Trading Ltd is to retain the market leading press release distribution service following the completion of the public auction process.

While the domain did raise significant interest, and bids from several parties across the globe, no bidder was able to surpass the expectations of the 24 Hour Trading board, who have valued the Your-Story.org business based on revenues currently being achieved by the website.

To send a press release today, visit Your-Story.org.

Where to Send Press Releases Online

… for almost immediate publication, into Google News & Morevoer (i.e. BBC related links) and now with stats tracking.

Another new service has launched at Your-Story.org, the market leading press release resource owned and operated by 24 Hour Trading Ltd – a complete stat tracking package for all issuers of XPress Releases.

What you’ll get – in addition to huge digital reach for your press release which comes as standard for all XPress Releases published by Your-Story.org – is a comprehensive set of statistics on the performance of your press release from Google Analytics. Stats you can trust, in other words.

To get an Xpress Release – and add stats – simply visit the XPress Release Booking page at Your-Story.org.

 

Corporate Media Pack Site Discontinued

We have taken the decision to discontinue our network-wide corporate media pack sub-domain, and instead direct interested advertisers to media and advertising pages within specific brands we own, as follows.

Race-Calendar.com

Race-Calendar.com is one of the most popular, and most useful, running apps on the globe. If your brand targets active runners, or you represent a charity looking to reach runners, then you’ll be interested in the following sections of Race-Calendar.com:

Promotion for running events

If you are a Race Director or a Race Manager, and you are looking to promote a running event – anywhere in the world – you may be interested in the free and paid placements Race-Calendar.com can offer at:

The Global Herald

If you’d like to talk about the major brand marketing campaigns we can run atThe Global Herald please email Robin.Scott@theglobalherald.com.

Your-Story.org

We do not currently sell brand placements in Your-Story.org, though it is possible to target the domain using your existing marketing campaigns which run on Google Adsense. Simply enter the domain in your Google Ad Planner and Google Adwords campaign management pages, and select your best CPM rate. Adjust prices for more impressions.

Silicon Dales

It is possible for businesses based in the North of England to achieve placement in the Silicon Dales Yorkshire Dales Directory. Just follow the prompts at the Directory.SiliconDales.com website to get listed, whether you run a Yorkshire Dales Wedding Venue or a Yorkshire Dales Holiday Cottage, or any other business in and around the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Keep Abreast of New Advertising Opportunities

When we add new advertising positions and opportunities, we will generally announce minor changes at the brand website in question, and also major changes will be updated in the 24 Hour Trading Ltd Company News section.

What’s New at 24 Hour Trading This Week

We’ve been hitting the accelerator pedal in 2012, with our core web properties flourishing from small, well implemented, ideas, into major websites with real-world attention. The past week or two has been no different.

Because there’s so much happening across our network of incredible websites, it is time to tell you about the recent changes.

In the past week, we have…

Sent Your-Story.org “pay only”

In order to provide more value to professional PR representatives, and businesses, we have removed the free press release submission system at Your-Story.org and instead we offer a 2 business hour publication service via XPress Releases or a monthly account via Premium Accounts – both of which tested exceptionally well in Q1 and Q2 2012.

With the new changes, those with Premium Accounts may now publish press releases simply by emailing them to a dedicated account manager – more value, for a low monthly fee.

Visit Your-Story.org for more info.

Introduced Tools Subdomain at Race-Calendar.com

At Race-Calendar.com, our market leading free running events listing guide, we’ve been serving the running community since 2008. But, since then, we’ve launched so many phenomenal Apps and Tools for Runners and Running Webmasters that we felt we needed a dedicated place to tell those people about them!

In order to free up much needed space on the main site, and also to fully represent the excellent range of tools for runners we have at Race-Calendar.com, we launched the Tools.Race-Calendar.com subdomain this week.

Its live and ready right now, and you will find:

USA Race Listings Overtook UK Race Listings at Race-Calendar.com

We started in the United Kingdom, and branched out, at Race-Calendar.com, but this week the number of races listed at the website in the USA overtook the number in the UK, thereby proving that the website has “crossed the pond” successfully. You can see:

New Web Design Clients Signed at Silicon Dales

Contracts were signed on a further four web development projects at Silicon Dales and a handful of other detailed proposals were prepared for interested enterprise level parties.

If you have a web development, SEO or web design task you’d like the team responsible for all our web properties to help out with, visit Silicon Dales Web Design & Development today.

More Activity Behind the Scenes

We’ve also upgraded and hardened the security on a number of our domains, as well as implementing a lot of technical improvements which will have a positive impact on page-speed and the ability for our systems to cope with traffic into the xx,000 per hour region, which is now becoming the norm rather than the exception on many domains.

We hope that our updates and improvements bring added value to our web visitors, our clients and customers, and the shareholders of 24 Hour Trading Ltd – that is our mission.

What next?

We hope to be adding even more feature rich subdomains to Race-Calendar.com very soon. We will be upgrading and overhauling our online race entry system. We hope to see our Facebook running fans pass 50,000 soon. We will be launching 3-4 new domains Built in the Silicon Dales next week.

And somebody, somewhere, will be enjoying something we provided for free, every minute, of every day, across the globe.

Browse Our Websites

We’ve given the “Our Websites” page a slight facelift, so that those of you who are interested in charting our progress are able to keep abreast of our development and developed brands.

Our three core web properties, Race-Calendar.com, Your-Story.org, and TheGlobalHerald.com remain our primary focus with retained domains, while we are increasingly finding clients for our web design and development arm, over at the recently launched Silicon Dales.

To view the web properties we currently own and manage, please visit the Our Websites page.

Help For Heroes Press Release Published via Your-Story.org

Over at Your-Story.org, the Press Release Resource, we’re delighted to see that the British charity, Help For Heroes, has sent a recent press release through the system.

The press release, entitled “270 Cyclists Storm the Beaches of Dunkirk for Finale of 350 Mile Help for Heroes Bike Ride” details the inspiring story of a 270 strong cycling team who have completed a grueling challenge to raise much needed funds for the charity.

We’re really pleased that the charity has taken the positive PR step of listing their press release on Your-Story.org in order to gain attention for their hard work and effort from journalists, bloggers and individual news consumers direct through the website’s inherent Social Media, email and RSS, as well as it’s high standing within organic search engines, and contextual news services like Google News and Moreover.

We’re also really happy that Help For Heroes has – like any other Your-Story.org user – been able to benefit from this service for free.

To submit a free press release at Your-Story.org today click here.

Get faster moderation, add links and images, and turbo charge your press release by ordering an Xpress Release, here.

New Corporate Communications Accounts Now Live at Your-Story.org

Over at Your-Story.org we are moving quickly with new developments to turn the site into the PR professional’s tool of choice, including this week’s excellent new service for those involved with Corporate Communications to get more digital bang for their buck – the Your-Story.org Corporate Communications Account.

This account is now live, and enables those involved in distributing Press Releases and other Corporate Communications for publicly listed companies to put their communications right in front of investors, journalists and bloggers – without lifting a finger. Each company will receive a dedicated account manager who will take responsibility for adding corporate communications to the Your-Story.org website in a format that means it will be fed out through Google News, Google Finance, Moreover (i.e. BBC related links) and a host of other digital news services immediately.

Your corporate press releases will display alongside your stock price in a host of third party tools, as soon as you issue them, at a fraction of the price you’ll pay other services to achieve this target.

To get started today, simply visit the Your-Story.org Corporate Communications Account page.

Event Calendar

24 Hour Trading Ltd operates a number of Event Calendar websites, for people all around the world looking for events to attend and in which to participate.

Whatever you might be looking for, there is a 24 Hour Trading Ltd web property that can help you find it.

If you are a PR representative or event publicity representative, there is every chance that a 24 Hour Trading Ltd web property can provide you with some free event publicity.

Check out the following event calendars that you can use right now to help you on your way:

  • Race-Calendar.com – for running events taking place all over the world. Free to list. Free to search. Free to discover.
  • I Know Where It’s At! – for live music, comedy, theatre and entertainment events taking place all around the world. Again, it is free to discover and list events at I Know Where It’s At!
  • Your-Story.org – once you have your event ready to roll, you’ll probably want to get members of the press, bloggers and sponsors interested. What better way is there than by sending out a Free Press Release with Your-Story.org!?

Server Infrastructure Upgraded Network Wide

Those of you who regularly visit the 24 Hour Trading Ltd suite of websites may have noticed late-night outages over the weekend, followed by enhanced pageload times: the reason for this is that the server infrastructure at 24 Hour Trading Ltd has been upgraded.

The upgrade, which has been scheduled since 2010, was rolled forward two months to cope with increasing demands.

The result of the changes, allied to new, smarter, caching employed across all web properties, is that the 24 Hour Trading Ltd sites are now all loading super fast, for example:

The above are our core web properties, and such super-fast pageloads – all around the world – represent a significant improvement on previous best times, and setup the progression to the new versions scheduled for release in late 2011 and early 2012.

Less resource intensive properties, such as this site – http://24hourtrading.co.uk/ – for example, are loading in under half a second, globally.

With web users less patient than ever, and Google looking to improve the experience of the web by promoting fast-loading pages over those which are slow to render, such page speeds are mission critical.

We hope you enjoy the new, faster, 24 Hour Trading Ltd.

Feel free to check out the advertising opportunities which exist in our network of even faster websites, by reviewing our Media Pack.