SacState.com was a small website geared at students of the university.
Popular sections included a student guide, message boards, and a "We Hate
Davis" section devoted to razzing the rival UC Davis. The site was
nominated for a Dottie Award in 1999. It was eventually
closed and the domain now points to the official website of Sacramento
MyFolsom.com is now the flagship website of the Tomato Pages, as it has
grown to the most popular website in all of Folsom. A popular message
board holds the lion's share of traffic, while a regular news blog informs
residents of news and happenings about town. The site now attracts several
thousand unique visitors a day. MyFolsom.com won 2 Dottie Awards in 2006,
for People's Choice, and for Lifestyles & Travel.
Sactosaurus took over SacState.com content, and always served as a good
placeholder for things; Miscellaneous bits were thrown in to this site.
Frankly, we don't think this site is particularly attractive, but it
serves its purpose. Anything still somewhat relevant was moved over to
"Boo Grams" were a surprise hit for the website - a small local tradition
in Folsom suddenly became popular throughout the country (though we
suspect it didn't in fact originate in Folsom!). Boo Grams are fun
Halloween gifts to secretly leave at the doorstep of your neighbors.
Folsom Yellow Pages
MyFolsom.com was in dire need of a means for local advertisers to increase
exposure via the message boards. Thus, a content management system was
created and now all local advertising goes through this website. For only
$40 a month,
advertisers can increase exposure to thousands of residents daily.
The success of MyFolsom.com's message boards made us venture out to the
encompassing area and open new "My" sites in
El Dorado Hills,
Rancho Cordova, and
Roseville. Content is slowly being added
to all the sites, and the forums are well established.
slowly following the same formula as MyFolsom.com, and content is
being added. We now have around 6 active bloggers who regularly add
content to the site. The site is new so the direction really depends on
what attracts attention on the site, so stay tuned to see how things
40 Under 40
Founder John Gladding was featured as a Top 100 finalist in the
Sacramento Business Journal's "40 Under 40" campaign, honoring the
most promising young entrepreneurs in the area.
The Tomato Pages iPhone App
Our entrance to the app market could be a good one. We made a
significant upgrade to the forums, enabling us to enter the mobile
market for iPhone and Droid users. With the app, users are able to
browse the forums and read news, check movie times and see local
coupons. Advertisers benefit from a large traffic base and can
distribute coupons to a new wave of mobile users. This app marks the
first time The Tomato Pages branched out in a major fashion to the
greater Sacramento market.