I sometimes like promoting Gaia to random strangers, but discreetly. Sometimes, I'll go to a store where they have their iPads and stuff out to let you test drive. And I'll make sure all of them are in the Gaia homepage and is the first thing people see. It's probably stupid, because I don't know how likely they are to sign up or be curious enough to browse it, at least, but it still makes me feel like accomplished something, just letting people know Such an awesome site exists XD
I wish I had the guts to put posters advertising Gaia up everywhere XD
Would be nice if Gaia expanded their advertising, too. Taking over the airwaves with radio interviews and commercials, or on tv, or getting a $1.00 cash card in your cereal or with your pizza.
How do you guys promote Gaia?
And I tend to just press the "revert back to main screen" button on ipads and s**t when I mess with them, because I have no interest in what the person before me was doing with them.
Or, if they're stuck in that state, I tend to go to one that isn't.
If I saw all of those same Gaia homepages on the screens of the tablets or computers, and didn't know what Gaia was, I'd probably just assume it was either a virus site like those dumb emoticon things used to be, or a game that says "free sign up," but then wants to charge you later.
So it would make me more likely to avoid it, entirely.
What Gaia needs is a famous youtuber rant about the weirdnesses of Gaia to get people interested. Then the hook would be "but i like it"
and that would be the motto
"but i like it"
sort of like....it's ___[weird/weird/um/omgwhat'sthat/cat]___ BUUUUUT I LIKE IT"
I feel like places like youtube or other social websites is where gaia should be advertising. Someone who doesn't go online much won't be worth advertising to, unless they're interested in stuff like anime.
♫♫ I found it and told the friends I thought would appreciate it too what it was.I even told a boyfriend I had at one time.That counts right?Really I don't mention Gaia offline to anyone but my twin and she's had an account about as long as I have.I feel uncomfortable telling people about it for some reason because I guess at just face value Gaia does seem like it'd be for younger people.
When someone asks me which site I spend most my time when I'm on the Internet, I tell them a little bit about Gaia (that I like the forums for example). Someone checked it out before but was turned off by the cute avis on the homepage and thought it's a site for kids. I decided not to tell her it's full of old people who are ashamed being here yet spend most of their time dressing up the cute little avis and showing off in the forums.