Dear GROU.PS Users,

We are announcing our new Custom Domain pricing. The first year introductory price for your Custom Domain name will be billed at $14.95 and subsequent years for renewal will be billed at $19.95.

All current Custom Domains that have been purchased through GROU.PS will be renewed at our new ra
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One problem we hear pretty often from our customers, is that, no matter how many members they invite to their social network, the retention levels are never as high as they would like it to be and this is a common problem that many online communities face across all platforms.

Having hosted well over 300,000 social networks on our platform, experienced three of them reach and exceed 1 million members, we’ve had the exclusive privilege to see what best practices make a social network foster and build an engaged audience.  Here we want to share those useful tips with our customers. 

Basically, we’ve observed that it all comes down to the fact that there are 2 ways to create stickiness within your network:

1. Real-Life Authority
2. Content

So let me elaborate more:

Real Life Authority applies particularly well to professional and educational networks. In professional networks, where the purpose of the social network is collaboration, the founder of group, whic
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  1. Don't email your target list of members right after creating your group. Prepare first by creating the seed content. You should only invite a few close friends who'll help you with initial preparations and/or give feedback. Make sure your and your friends' profiles are complete and you have profile questions set.
  2. When you feel ready to go, use mailchimp for your first invitation emails. Because obviously their email delivery rates are way better than us.
  3. The page that your invitees see first is very important. GROU.PS login pages are already optimized for maximum impact to your prospective members; however, it may be in your benefit to fake the number of members you claim to have in your network. Prospective members may be deterred from joining your network if it says you only have 2 members. To replace the member count number please visit your admin panel, then go to Look&Feel > Views > Auth and replace "{$groupMembersCountText}" with "50 members and counting" or whatever you feel comfortable with. Again, it's important that you indeed have some close friends in your network before they come in.
  4. Did I mention profile questions? Yes I did,
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Hi folks,

Starting from 04/15/2013 you will see a little bump on our prices. 

  • The Bronze Plan will go away. 
  • The Silver will be $20/month and you will be able to pay it on a monthly basis.
  • The max no of moderators with the Silver plan will be 2.
  • The Gold Plan will be $40/month and you will be able to pay it on a monthly basis.
  • The max no of moderators with the Gold plan will be 10.
  • The Platinum Plan will be $80/month and you will be able to pay it on a monthly basis.
  • The max no of moderators with the Platinum plan will be 50.
  • The VIP Plan will be $100/month and you will be able to pay it on a monthly basis.
  • The setup fee from the VIP plan will be discarded.
  • The max no of moderators with the VIP plan will be 100.
  • VIP will come with Paywall features.
Again- the pricing change will have no impact on our customers who created their group prior to 04/15/2013.

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Turkiye'nin en buyuk sosyal internet girisimi GROU.PS ailesinin bir parcasi olmak ister misiniz? Hem startup'ta calisma heyecani, hem de kendi ayaklari uzerinde durabilen bir firmanin calisani olmanin guvencesi GROU.PS bunyesinde ic ice.

Aranilan pozisyonlar:

Basvuruyu lutfen yonlendirildiginiz sayfa uzerinden yapin. Ayni zamanda hr@groups-inc.com'a da email atabilirsiniz.

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Dear GROU.PS Users,

Today we experienced a 4 hours long period of downtime between 8am and 12pm EET.

The problem was caused by one of our database servers. A slave database halted due to a disk failure and unexpectedly it took all servers down with itself. 

The problem has been resolved now. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We understand how important 100% uptime is for you. We're still investigating why the disk failure occurred and we'll keep you updated. We're working hard to make sure this won't repeat itself.


The GROU.PS Team
Dear GROU.PS Users,

Our team has been working on new feautures continuously for an easier use of your networks. 
This week, we will be adding a couple of new features to wiki module. 

Here they are;
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Dear GROU.PS Users,

Holidays are approaching (at least in the US) We would like to announce the days when our customer support team will be offline.
You can still send us e-mails or open tickets but bear in mind, response times may be a bit longer than usual.

Here are the days when live chat will not be offered;

On 22nd and 23rd of November (Thursday and Friday) - all day
On 24th and 25th of December (Monday and Tuesday) - all day
On 31st of December and 1st of January (Monday and Tuesday) - all day

Thank you for your understanding. Happy holidays and new year in advance.
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We understand some of you are upset with our new page limitations and we hear you. The rationale behind this move was to stop the growing number of spam pages on our platform. Unfortunately, a great deal of spammers use our least expensive plans to create link farms on GROU.PS which in turn not only hurts us, but everybody hosting their communities on our platform. When Google notices those spam pages they react and can downgrade all of us- making it impossible for any of us to grow traffic organically.

Solution? It's manual moderation with some automatic spam detection, early alert systems. We have that in place but the manual part is expensive. We have full time employees monitoring unwanted content continuously and with more than 100mb of data created every minute, it's a*****hard job to do!

So before deploying more people to do these tasks, hence increasing the costs of serving you, we wanted to keep things simple and limit the unlimited page creation on small plans, preventing those people from spamming you and us. Now that our moderators are only looking at a smaller portion of groups, we can keep the same high quality service w
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