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Shane

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Thought I'd share a little 'success story' from April Fools' Day.
I put together a little joke for my number plate site, which ended up generating over 50,000 unique visits to a dummy website I setup the day before.
I've put together a more detailed post here if anyone's interested:
http://www.numberplates.com.au/plates/blog/april-fools-joke-national-number-plate-scheme/
Definitely a very cheap and easy way of generating some serious traffic and social media activity if you put a little effort in. :)
 

Data Glasses

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Great story, can I ask how do we find out who the owners of numberplates are so we can contact them? ....... love to know, thanks
 

Shane

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Great story, can I ask how do we find out who the owners of numberplates are so we can contact them? ....... love to know, thanks
Many years ago you were able to pay a fee at the department of transport and they'd give you the plate owner's contact details. They don't do that anymore, presumably for privacy reasons.
 

findtim

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nice one, i ALWAYS do an april fool joke but this year i just totally missed it, forgot it and then it was 3pm and i went BUGGER.
who here agrees with the RULE that april fools jokes have to be started BEFORE 12 noon ? its something i was told when i was a kid.

tim
 

Shane

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Yep definitely have to start by noon, and many people say they also need to finish by noon. I don't follow the second part of that rule though.
 

Data Glasses

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Many years ago you were able to pay a fee at the department of transport and they'd give you the plate owner's contact details. They don't do that anymore, presumably for privacy reasons.

Yep that's what i suspected, thanks
 

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