TF Metals Report is the premium online destination for discussions on precious metals, commodities, and our economic situation. The site has been in existence for a very brief amount of time, yet already has traffic ranking it among the top 30,000 websites in the world, and noted as one of the most influential gold investing blogs according to Commodity HQ. TF Metals was founded by a former licensed securities professional with nearly 20 years of experience who writes under the pseudonym of "Turd Ferguson".
Given our expert knowledge of the socio-economic and global financial landscape and our deep experience in developing technology solutions for entrepreneurial organizations, we were hired by TF Metals to be their system implementation consultants. The goal of our work was to bring to life Turd's vision of a vibrant, unique online community focused on precious metals and people helping each other during difficult economic times.
Our team worked closely with Turd to develop a design and approach for his new site that would strike a balance between whimsy and focus, humor and seriousness. The results of our collaboration have been astonishing. The site has been hailed as the best, most valuable, and most spirited economic blogger community on the Internet, and participation grows by leaps and bounds each day.
Daily blog posts regularly have over 10,000 views and more than 300 comments from Turd's lively and active community. The TF Metals forum is frequented by a wide range of registered members looking to share information on metals, miners, energy, grains, preparedness, and current economic events. A creative "hat tip" system was developed to foster positive feedback and recognize community members who add value. Other site features include online chat, financial charts, donations via PayPal, and an interactive filter for searching through the thousands of comments posted each day.
Given the millions of visitors to TF Metals, we launched the site with a robust system infrastructure to support both near-term and long-term goals. The TF Metals environment will be able to grow and meet the performance needs of a significant size user community.
The Shimshock Group continues to work with Turd to help expand the awareness of the TF Metals site. We collaborate regularly with him on new business strategy and technology initiatives, and are excited about the opportunity to help spread his messages via Search Engine Optimization (SEO), advertising, social networking, marketing, and many other avenues.
The Shimshock Group has done an amazing job in building and maintaining this site. We wouldn't have a TF Metals Report without them. Let me state this clearly: I have complete confidence in Ron and the Shimshock Group. If you ever need a full-service technology consulting firm, I would give them a 100%, hearty recommendation.
-- Craig Hemke, founder and proprietor of TF Metals Report