As I move around the web, I am delighted to see so many websites and blogs from members and other collectors and dealers who have kindly added a stampboards logo and link to us on their own website or blog etc.
There are HUNDREDS of them. Google places great weight on that.
To give recognition and thanks to those generous members, I have started this thread so members can acknowledge those sites on here, and publicly thank them for their support. 8)
If you as a member have a stamp site or blog, and have not yet added a link to here, there is no time like the present!
If you are in a Club or group that has links to other sites on their site and not to us, please forward this thread to the webmaster, asking he considers adding us too.
And we in turn can promote that site at NO cost to him when you mention it below
If you add a post here below, giving the link to your website or blog, it will greatly add to the google spidering indexing to your website. Why? - as due to our large size we have permanent google and Yahoo spider bots glued to this site 24/7 indexing EVERY word on this site, every day ..... as you can see by looking at "Who Is Online" at any second of any day.
By linking your site to us via a post here below, you add to your own google ranking, and visitor numbers considerably. 8)
This thread, as all can publicly see, has had about 800,000 page views by late 2021 when I updated this post. If **YOUR** site or blog is listed here, that is 800,000 folks who have seen YOUR link. For FREE! Win-Win all round. So do it NOW to maximise this amazing deal.
google indexes us 24/7, simply as we get a phenomenal amount of traffic and posts from Registered members - and the 10 fold number over that, who simply read the threads.
The most recent weekly stats I have are for
Total page views = 983,846
Those are gigantic numbers for a week for ANY stamp related website of any kind .. even the very largest auctions get nothing like that traffic.
We have about 25,000 members from over 160 countries, who have made over 7.5 MILLION posts, on over 85,000 different topics. We have well over a MILLION images safely self-hosted here forever on our server. A HUGE cost to me, but worth it.
This makes us easily the largest Stamp Bulletin board ANYWHERE in the world. We are the Wikipedia of stamps. I see no reason why we can't reach 30,000 members in pretty quick time.
The input and assistance of all members would be greatly appreciated! It is YOUR board, and how successful we make it is something you CAN influence!
Artwork in different sizes of the logo is as follows below, for any use you may think to put them to, if you are able to assist us in any way in spreading the word via adding links to other boards - if your club does NOT have us listed under "links" - please suggest they DO!
MANY members add one of these stampboards logos to their ebay listing templates etc too .. and thanks for that global support as well.
Thanks in advance - Glen
Many members ask if they can buy stampboards T Shirts, or baseball caps, or mousemats (superb!) or pens or calculators etc. You betcha - all listed below.
This is a totally FREE board, and the cost of running it is IMMENSE, 5 figures to me a year, so spending a few bucks on a mousemat etc does help pay the bills. Our USA based web-hosting server costs alone are many $1000's p.a. due to hosting a million images now. Or if so inclined, send a PayPal donation of any size, in any currency, toward our running cost - glen [at] glenstephens dot com
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This stunning new mousemat! THICK neoprene rubber with wetsuits, with huge long wearing SILK 4 colour upper - not cheap paper or card as on most mousemats. (Has rounded corners of course!) At our actual cost of just $A15.
Member allanswood kindly did the personal stamp artwork. I have no graphic skills, and as Allanswood was well advanced with suggestions, and hours of time spent sending me various updated and tweaked drafts of artwork, thought it wise to go with it. He even managed to add white reflective highlights to the balloons etc!
I had a few sheets 20 done to see how they looked and here we go! The PO charged $35 a sheet of 20 x $1 stamps. OFFICIAL PO issues. Used one on a cover to a member here, to show how it looks in real use, at real size. The stampboards logo really "pops" I think and totally dominates the AP $1 stamp side.
We have had some of the things above made in the USA as souvenirs. Into T Shirts, caps, pens, calculators, mouse mats etc, that some members have asked if they might buy.
We did not make many due to the cost of small runs in full colour, so first in - first served.
UK member gavin-h is shown above with a range of all of them he won in a competition at Christmas.
For anyone interested, cost is as follows (all post is extra) and all payment methods are fine - to glen[at]glenstephens.com Stand out from the crowd at your next stamp show, or club meet!
1. T Shirt: see Gavin's photo - logo is larger & better looking than mock-up $A20
2. Classy USA baseball Cap - white or light fawn - $A20
3. Nice pens as shown. PRINTED logo, not a sticker. $A5 each.
4. Adhesive window decals - specify inside or outside use: there are 2 types. $A5 ea.
5. Large car door magnets with Stampboards logo on it. (In front of Gavin) $A10
6. Full colour thick neoprene rubber MOUSE MAT with printed stampboards logo on the silk fabric. SUPERB! Each - $A15
7. Large robust fabric Stampboards tote bag. Full colour logo on both sides. $A30
8. Pocket calculator with battery. Hinged lid with colour logo that is free standing. $A15
9. Sheet of 20 x Stampboards Personalised Stamps with Logo. PO Cost was $35 a sheet of 20 - to clear at actual PO COST of $A35.
10. Buy 5 or more of these above, and deduct 15%. Buy all of them and deduct 25%!