If you don’t know by now, Comic Rocket has done a deal with webcomics host ComicFury that lets Comic Rocket index all of Fury’s nearly 6,300 listings. This puts Comic Rocket on a path towards the mystical goal of 10,000 comics served to our community.
Here’s the press release we sent out:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
COMIC ROCKET TEAMS UP WITH COMICFURY TO INDEX OVER 9000 WEBCOMICS Comic Rocket will index comics hosted on ComicFury
Portland, OR (July 30th, 2012) — Comic Rocket, the web’s best place to find, follow and read webcomics, has partnered with webcomics host ComicFury to increase its listings dramatically. Comic Rocket users will now have an impressively large list of webcomics at their fingertips. The two companies have agreed for Comic Rocket to post continuous updates from ComicFury’s listings of 6,276 comics. Combined with its own 2,777 indexed strips, the influx of new comics moves Comic Rocket further down its path towards becoming the ultimate site to read and bookmark webcomics.
“This agreement makes perfect sense for both companies,” said Comic Rocket’s CEO Tim Shields. “We get to more than triple our listings and the webcomics hosted on ComicFury get traffic and attention from our rapidly-growing reader base.”
ComicFury offers free web space to creators to post their work as well as easy-to-use tools to help maintain and display their comics. Additionally, ComicFury offers forums where users can congregate and help each other. Creators can concentrate on the important parts of making their comics instead of the technical details. ComicFury hosts noted webcomics including Supermassive Black Hole A*, Aethernaut, and The Other Grey Meat.
The two companies look forward to working together. ComicFury’s creators will benefit from the increase to their readership giving wider exposure to their comics. Comic Rocket will offer access to the entire archives of all comics on ComicFury as well as give strong recommendations that will help guide readers directly to comics that are sure to interest them. Comic Rocket’s high engagement levels, averaging at 12 minutes per session, will carry over to ComicFury as users that are very likely to stay and read.
ABOUT COMIC FURY
ComicFury is a free webcomics host with tools that help users set up and easily manage a website for their webcomic without any technical knowledge. It also has populated forums for user support and free exposure on the site. ComicFury’s websites are completely customizable so that users can create their own layout with tons of optional settings, an author blog feature, RSS feeds and a comment system. Users can even add their own domains! Feel the Fury at www.comicfury.com.
ABOUT COMIC ROCKET
Comic Rocket is a new breed of free webcomic reader that helps people find, follow, read and bookmark their favorite online comics as well as access their complete archives and connect with friends while doing it. Started in 2011 as a member of the Portland Seed Fund’s first class, the company is focused on making access to the web’s best comics priority number one. Use the site at www.comic-rocket.com. Follow Comic Rocket on twitter @mycomicrocket or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/comicrocket.