One Year of UpRating.com!

Shirts for a Cause

UpRating.com New layout It’s been one year since our first published blog post on UpRating.com! This website has beat almost every expectation that we had when we started it. Although UpRating.com turned out to be drastically different from what we originally imagined it to be, change is sometimes for the better. We love where this website is going and the new areas we are planning to explore.

Every month we have grown in unique views as well as visits per person. This means that people are coming back to see what we do next!

Shirts
To celebrate our successful first year, we will be selling UpRating.com T-shirts. We are ordering from CustomInk.com, owner of booster.com.

We want to celebrate our success by giving back to a cause that means a lot to us. We will be donating 100% of the proceeds generated from these shirts to Can Do Multiple Sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis has affected some of our friends and family. This charity helps people live with this disease in a dignified way. Please help us support this cause by buying a shirt.

Cost: $15.00 + $5.00 (flat rate, buy more shirts with no additional shipping!) shipping = $20
http://www.booster.com/uprating

Thank You!
Alex, Bridget, and I would like to thank all of you who have visited this site over the past year. Without people coming to our site we wouldn’t have the great opportunities that we have.

We would also like to thank our guest contributors David Holthausen and Erin Cummins. Their contributions have added a new perspective in the worlds of technology and fitness.

This website has grown into something we never imagined. All of you have helped us get closer to our dream. Please continue to follow us along this journey and share our content with your friends. We have set up a monthly newsletter (signup on the right!) to make it easier to follow all of our content!

Paying the Bills
When we started this website we decided that we would not charge a fee to view our content. This means we need to come up with another way to pay for the site. Over the next few months, you will be seeing advertisements and affiliated links (clearly marked) appear throughout UpRating.com.

As we transition to this new format, we want to be clear that it will in no way impact our content. We have never, and will never, accept payments for reviews. It is important that we do not let any money we make influence how we produce content.

The Next Year
We have been working hard to bring some great new content through the form of videos and blog posts. Our focus is to work with more experts, trainers, and educators to better provide our visitors with the best available information.

We are always looking for more contributors! If you are knowledgeable in the areas of technology or fitness we would love to work with you. Any suggestions for content topics is also much appreciated!

A New Year

Progress and Goals

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An Addition to our Team
We are very happy to announce that Bridget Germain has joined our team as the Public Relations and Communications Director. Bridget has been working with us since August and is a large part of the success of UpRating.com.

Progress
We have come a long way in the last year, having purchased a domain, launched a temporary site, and applied for a trademark. We have begun collecting data for testing and we’ve also begun publishing on our blog.

We have been working on redesigning the Simplex Software Solutions, LLC company website, which will better represent our work. We are also going to overhaul UpRating.com to include better navigation and a more interactive home page. You will see these changes over the next couple of months.

The Blog
Our blog is going to include many more long form reviews by our community. Reviews are a big part in the buying process for many consumers and that’s why it is important to us that they be full of useful content. Long form reviews will be a key feature for us as our site grows bigger.

Press
We have had the privilege of talking with some members of the media who are interested in publishing an article about our work. We look forward to the start of a great relationship with the media. There will be an announcement closer to the publishing date.

We look forward to another great year full of many exciting moments and news. Our team has been hard at work to truly make product search easier and more useful. We will keep you posted on our progress as it all comes together.

Thank you for all the support over the past year. Please continue to support us and provide us with feedback.

Sincerely,

Alex Brayman and Jeff Blackler
Co-Founders