March 20, 2013

March madness

Massage Republic just had its first anniversary - the service has been online for a year! Some stats:
  • Since we launched we have achieved over 500,000 contact actions for our advertisers
  • Over 70,000 people will visit the site this month
All of us here would like to say thanks to both our users and advertisers - for hopefully getting some satisfaction from the service and for all of the great feedback and comments you have made over the last months. We worked hard to make a good place for all of you to find each other online. We are really happy we have been able to help lots of working girls and boys make a better living! 

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch! Here's a quick update on some of the things we've done over the last weeks:

For users

We upgraded your account page so you can see what matters to you in one place: your favourites, reviews and questions.

For advertisers

  • Limits on free accounts: As the number of users has increased, we have had to introduce a limit on the number of enquiries a free listing can get. If you reach the limit in a 30 day period you will get an email and your profile will not be visible in search results for a couple of weeks - it will always remain available on the site and people will still be able to contact you. We have done this to make it fairer for all of our free members as this will distribute the enquires more fairly. If you upgrade the limits don't apply and we have introduced a 'low cost' basic package and lowered prices on the other subscriptions.
  • We improved the account page to make it easier to get to information on how your profile is performing and make improvements to it.
  • Upgrading payments: Many of you got in touch over the last months to tell us about payment problems. Our payment provider has been declining an increasing number of transactions; for reasons like using a card in one one country from another or trying to pay from a high risk country (which for them seems to be an ever growing list with most of the Middle East on it, Malta, Cyprus, most of Africa, etc). We have just plugged in an alternate provider which has a wide range of funding options including: bank transfer, Western Union and credit cards (registration required unless paying with Bitcoins). We hope it works for you and let us know if there are any problems.
Thanks again and a big kiss to all of you, Claire