Vox is permanently closed?

by Darla
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Hi Fellow Warriors,

I just tried signing up with Vox and got the following message:
Vox is now closed.

Thank you for your love and support of Vox over the years.


I may be a REAL late comer here, and I may have missed this since I am not big on Web2.0, but does anyone know if they are permanently closed, or is this just a temporary thing?
#closed #permanently #vox #vox closed
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    They're permanently closed. A month or two ago. They decided earlier in the year that it wasn't worth their while keeping it open, gave all the subscribers/users/members a few months' notice, and that was it.

    Originally Posted by Darla View Post

    I am not big on Web2.0
    Nor am I. I didn't consider Vox to have been part of "Web 2.0", though ... :confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Darla
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      They're permanently closed. A month or two ago. They decided earlier in the year that it wasn't worth their while keeping it open, gave all the subscribers/users/members a few months' notice, and that was it.



      Nor am I. I didn't consider Vox to have been part of "Web 2.0", though ... :confused:

      Oops. Did I get the terminology wrong? I am horrible with that. I thought web 2.0 sites included networking sites, blogs, video sites, etc. I thought Vox is/was a blog platform. I apologize if I got that all wrong.

      Either way, since its permanently closed, it wont be of much help to anyone anymore.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Darla View Post

        Oops. Did I get the terminology wrong?
        No, I think you probably didn't. It's just that I still haven't really managed to work out what "Web 2.0" means . Never mind: it will blow over (in fact some of it perhaps just has!).
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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    I agree. I am not too sure what the whole web2.0 stuff means either, which is why I have not really "gotten in to it". But I decided to get my feet wet for 2011, so I am warming up! :-)

    I still think its way too time consuming, but I invested in the WP syndicator plugin which is supposed to help build backlinks to these sites with the push of a button. I am busy experimenting with that now. That is why I "only now" discovered that Vox is closed. Vox is one of the 15 sites in the plugin we re supposed to sign up for.
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    • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
      Originally Posted by Darla View Post

      I still think its way too time consuming, but I invested in the WP syndicator plugin which is supposed to help build backlinks to these sites with the push of a button. I am busy experimenting with that now. That is why I "only now" discovered that Vox is closed. Vox is one of the 15 sites in the plugin we re supposed to sign up for.
      WP syndicator had a new version somewhere in September (maybe October) which didn't include Vox anymore. When did you buy this plugin? if it was before that date, you should check to see if you have gotten a mail with the new download.

      Leslie
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      • Profile picture of the author Darla
        Originally Posted by Leslie B View Post

        WP syndicator had a new version somewhere in September (maybe October) which didn't include Vox anymore. When did you buy this plugin? if it was before that date, you should check to see if you have gotten a mail with the new download.

        Leslie

        Hi Leslie,

        Thanks for the feedback. I bought the plugin November 28, 2010 and just installed it this weekend. Which is why I was surprised to learn that VOX closed down months ago. But VOX is still listed in the Download I got on November 28th as one of the sites to sign up with. Only thing, you get the "We are closed" message when you link to the site to sign up! :-(

        From the comments above, it seems VOX was a good backlink resource so its a real shame they are not available anymore. But the plugin has 14 more options, so that's still a good source for automated backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    Do they not understand the backlinks I have on Vox are vital to my interwebz domination?

    They need to get that site back up n' running... pronto!
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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    I thought I had "messed" up somewhere in the sign-up process and ended up getting that "vox is closed" message. It's kinda odd that a site like that would "close". I wonder what the story is there. It seems lots of IM-ers used that site, so it was popular enough.
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    • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
      Originally Posted by jasonmorgan View Post

      Do they not understand the backlinks I have on Vox are vital to my interwebz domination?

      They need to get that site back up n' running... pronto!
      Jason, they will be back up as soon as BackFlip.com comes back online.

      Remember, when they crashed landed?: Backflip | Site Maintenance

      IM has a attrition rate like anything else, that's why smart SEOers factor in for backlink decay, have a cup of tea and move on.

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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    "Backlink Decay".... I like that!

    I can see now why it makes sense to have an ongoing plan/strategy for backlinking, its never a "done" deal. If you are building links continually, from a variety of sources, there is no need to "panic" when some links "decay". Good tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    Vox was a web 2.0 site and it's a shame they have closed. I used them as one of my blog sites for backlinking to my main sites. I just hope that too many others don't follow in their footsteps.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Sadly, it would seem so. That said, I did love vox. Perhaps now that bandwidth is no longer so expensive, some one will try to revive em. It was quite a platform for me. Oh well, link rot lives on.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    IM has a attrition rate like anything else, that's why smart SEOers factor in for backlink decay, have a cup of tea and move on.
    I was just makin' a funny.

    Now, interscope records closing down their spam farms... that was a killer for me. My days are empty now that I can no longer spam lady gaga and snoop dog blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author PhilG
    I still haven't really managed to work out what "Web 2.0" means
    As I visit local businesses, I get this question quite often. Here is how I define this term...

    In the beginning of the world wide web, sites were generally single pages with information and pictures on them. While there may have been a few links to other sites or from other sites, the main focus was on a single set of pages on one domain. Yahoo was the dominant search engine because it focused on website content. This was essentially Web 1.0.

    Soon, people realized the full power of the web to inter-connect their sites and it became more and more important to have a full range of inter-linked pages which would link back to the main web page. Google became the leading search engine because they focused on this linking structure as a way of determining the importance of a web page and so did the viewing public. If they could find links and comments about your website on other websites, then there is a certain "trust factor" that is established. This I defined as Web 2.0 and as such Vox was very much a Web 2.0 site.

    So what is Web 3.0? This is essentially an internet where the webpage and a standard internet connection (that is reached thru a computer) may become more and more irrelevant. Web pages are still important, but people trust other sites like Facebook and they are interacting via cell phones that are connected to the internet.

    I certainly know that there is more to all of this than what I have explained above, but this is my attempt at simplifying these terms to help my clients understand what they need to be doing with their website marketing. It may help others to understand these terms.

    I would love to hear how others describe these terms and the ways in which the internet has changed of the past few years.

    Just my 2 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author Darla
      Originally Posted by PhilG View Post

      As I visit local businesses, I get this question quite often. Here is how I define this term...

      In the beginning of the world wide web, sites were generally single pages with information and pictures on them. While there may have been a few links to other sites or from other sites, the main focus was on a single set of pages on one domain. Yahoo was the dominant search engine because it focused on website content. This was essentially Web 1.0.

      Soon, people realized the full power of the web to inter-connect their sites and it became more and more important to have a full range of inter-linked pages which would link back to the main web page. Google became the leading search engine because they focused on this linking structure as a way of determining the importance of a web page and so did the viewing public. If they could find links and comments about your website on other websites, then there is a certain "trust factor" that is established. This I defined as Web 2.0 and as such Vox was very much a Web 2.0 site.

      So what is Web 3.0? This is essentially an internet where the webpage and a standard internet connection (that is reached thru a computer) may become more and more irrelevant. Web pages are still important, but people trust other sites like Facebook and they are interacting via cell phones that are connected to the internet.

      I certainly know that there is more to all of this than what I have explained above, but this is my attempt at simplifying these terms to help my clients understand what they need to be doing with their website marketing. It may help others to understand these terms.

      I would love to hear how others describe these terms and the ways in which the internet has changed of the past few years.

      Just my 2 cents
      PhilG
      Thanks Phil. That is a good K.I.S.S. explanation. It clarified the web 2.0 issue for me even better. And we are surely in the age of Web 3.0 with the internet going mobile!

      Its incredible how fast things are developing. I know I certainly cannot keep up. I am always playing catch up. I am just getting into "Web 2.0", so I can imagine that by the time I get to Web 3.0, Web 4.0 may already be here. ( I may be the only one on this forum who STILL does not have a blackberry---I just do not need to be "connected" all the time).
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