It's an exciting time for us at PhinManiacs.com as we have been accepted into the Yardbarker Network, which will allow selected content to be shared through the FOXSports.com network of affiliated sites, including general football pages as well as team specific pages.Yardbarker is the Internet’s largest network of high-quality sports blogs, with content form the site being shared across the network.
What does that mean for this site and what will change? Not much. Everything - news, columns, podcasts and all the other fun stuff we do will remain as is. You will notice an advertisement banner at the top of every page but this will not obstruct any content or take away from the site itself. You will not have to deal with pop-ups either! In our news stories and in our columns, the advertisement will be in the sidebar. To be honest, you probably won't even notice them!
So, why is this beneficial for you? To begin, you will be able to see more content that is being shared across the network on our website through a special Yardbarker widget that will be in our sidebar on our pages. In addition, we will receive much more exposure, which will bring in even more hits, which will bring in revenue on a consistent basis. That means that we will be able to make site improvements such as having a dedicated mobile application, the ability to hold raffles with some pretty cool prizes, ticket giveaways, events across the country and so many more things we haven't even thought of yet!
We have been working in the background to complete the necessary paperwork and other details. We have begun the transition phase and expect it to be complete heading into early next week. When the transition is complete, the giveaway will be the advertisement banner at the top of the page and the Yardbarker widget in the sidebar!
We couldn't be more excited for this opportunity. We began this site only seven months ago and to be accepted into a special network like Yardbarker speaks volumes about the jobs that everyone on the site has done since we first began. Here's to our first major accomplishment in the sports world and here's to many more in the upcoming years!
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs