The time has began ticking in your decision to help keep Ning and outlay cash for the social networking or get a new solution. Yesterday, In my opinion I discovered the very best option to the Ning network, but there’s a couple of disclaimers. To begin with, I’ll admit that in my social systems I manage and generate revenue with, I’ll keep Ning for the time being. But, for that systems which i manage just for fun or future value which generate no revenue, I won’t pay to ensure that they’re running and i’m switching to a different network system.

Within my situation I’ve many social systems that i’m attempting to build or even a couple of dollars per network monthly is simply too much for that ones I would not develop for any year or even more. If you wish to switch your Ning network to a different system I’ve got a couple of recommendations based on research I conducted.

For those who have an increasing social networking and therefore are using under 10GB of total space for storage and 100GB of monthly transfer, then I suggest you transfer your Ning network towards the Grou.ps social networking platform. I migrated a social networking, Models CyberVillage, for this new beta-version platform also it was simple enough and comprehensive. While using Adobe Air free downloadable program and also the Ning Network Archiver download, I saved my social networking pictures, blogs, videos, member data and much more to my hard disk and submitted it towards the Grou.ps platform.

I had been also able to setup a CName to change my website for that social networking to Grou.ps free of charge which just about everyone else charges for. Even though you have say ten Ning systems and pay $ 5 per month to make use of the CName to possess your personal website name for the network, then you definitely save $50 per month just on names using Grou.ps.

Once you download Adobe Air, Ning Network Archiver and also the csv apply for your member data, you may create the Grou.ps social networking and just use two tools. The import tool enables you to decide the files in your hard disk which will upload all of your Ning network people, photos, etc. Then, once you set the CName inside your domain location of Grou.ps, as well as your domain host provides you with a tight schedule-ahead (READY) light, then you definitely type the domain to the Grou.ps admin then inside a couple of hrs, most likely 30 minutes, you’ve your company name. Based on just how much data you’ve, by following day you’ll have all of your Ning content.

Ning is a superb platform and i’ll most likely utilize it later on, however i no more desire to keep my eggs in a single basket. Particularly when the majority of the social systems I manage aren’t generating any real traffic or revenue. Stay tuned in and i’ll provide a more in depth article about the potency of the Grou.ps social networking platform. The main one issue I observed that’s a fairly big concern would be that the friend data didn’t migrate. This may be an offer breaker for those who have a pretty big network, however for mof the disposable ones it’s not an offer breaker for me personally. I’ll ask Grou.ps directly to be certain I didn’t miss anything and follow-up about this article inside a couple of days.

Talia Issac