I expect Markus will take PlentyofFish to top ten ranking positions in the U.K. and Australian internet dating markets, and hold a strong position in the U.S.A. He seems to have an innate understanding of what singles want, and how online 'traffic' behaves.
Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) October 23, 2006 -–
Founder, Markus Frind built PlentyofFish.com in 2003 to practice his ASP.net programming skills and offered it to the world as a completely free internet dating service. The growth since then has been massively viral, and exponential. Markus now makes over $10,000 a day from the ad listings on the site, and has six hundred million page views a month. What's unusual is, he still operates it from his Vancouver apartment, and refuses to take venture capital funding.
PlentyofFish attributes it's continued success to being the only top ten dating site dedicated to remaining completely free. Secondly, Markus has automated the PlentyofFish site with personality matchmaking, based not on what people say they want, but rather on what they indicate they want through their search behavior. Academics agree actions speak louder than words when it comes to matchmaking.
PlentyofFish is now the 23rd most popular site overall in Canada according to the popular internet site ranking service Alexa, which is owned by Amazon. In comparison MySpace ranks #7 in the Canadian Alexa rankings, Amazon is #17 and Facebook ranks behind PlentyofFish at #27. See http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500. AlexaRadar uses Alexa data for growth rankings and shows PlentyofFish as the 2nd fastest growing website in Canada. See http://www.alexaradar.com/fast/country/ca. Beyond Canada, PlentyofFish currently holds top ten internet dating rankings in the U.S.A. and, more recently, in the U.K.
Mike Jones, CEO of communications software company Userplane, which was recently acquired by AOL, said, "Since the inception of our relationship with PlentyofFish we have seen unequaled growth in their usage of instant messaging. Markus has consistently stayed in the top 5% of our customer list, and I personally follow his blog daily, as his insight offers real-world examples of sites building major user bases with innovation and cunning." Markus also writes a popular blog on web 2.0 startups entitled The Paradigm Shift. See http://plentyoffish.wordpress.com/.
Online personals industry analyst, Mark Brooks, of OnlinePersonalsWatch.com commented, "I expect Markus will take PlentyofFish to top ten ranking positions in the U.K. and Australian internet dating markets, and hold a strong position in the U.S.A. He seems to have an innate understanding of what singles want, and how online 'traffic' behaves."
PlentyofFish is the truly free, 'put away your credit card,' internet dating site, serving the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe. The PlentyofFish mission is to cut the crap and do the work for singles who want to meet without shelling out hundreds of dollars for services that should be free.
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