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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #25 on: 12/15/05 06:45 AM »

Thanks for sharing Chief!
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Your hard work has altered the paths of many people..
I am happy I found CAFCNA!!

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #26 on: 12/15/05 07:35 AM »

Im still new here, but I think that its the members that make this site so great......some others sites you may wait for days before you get an answer to a question, but here its usual mins and such detail too.

Thanks Chief and everyone else that has keep it alive
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #27 on: 12/15/05 04:51 PM »

I was a lurker from mid-Feb '02 to mid-April, when I finally registered.  Things have changed a bit since then. We used to post when we saw another Avalanche on the road in the early days. Now they are everywhere.
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #28 on: 12/15/05 06:43 PM »

On the subject of the "Google" search.  Back in 2001 ~ 2002 you could still optimize webpages to garner better placement on search engines.  Google came up with a "better way," and well, technical discussions aside they have the plan when it comes to search.

Don't confuse "optimize" with "padding" a page.  Blatant keyword stuffing could get you booted out of a search engine.  If you check out the history of the home page you'll find that the graphical page was very, VERY short lived.  That graphical home page was really an attempt by me to create a cool, stylized "swoop" using Macromedia Fireworks - I actually still like it (and totally forgot about the next generation page with the Java hover over UI).

Anyway I spent a TON of time optimizing the pages here to aid in getting good search listing.  Google uses a complex formula for indexing that goes far beyond the content of the pages.  They take a look at the traffic, and what sites link to and from this site to gauge revelance.  In addition they look at their own click-through patterns.

I really don't want to discuss "my" secret sauce, and things are much different today than it was in 2001 ~ 2002.  Meta tagging, keyword optimization, and link structure don't really help improve your lisiting anymore.  Having thousands (and maybe tens of thousands) of links to other sites in cyberspace sure does.  Links like the GM Canada story about Niagara Falls are HUGE on boosting our Google rankings.

You can try to cheat the system (won't mention names) and those cheats can be short lived (won't mention names again) but when you've got the real thing -- well the proof are in the results.  Being in the top four of just about any Google search related to the Avalanche sure helps.

In the early days most folks found us through Edmunds, Yahoo, or word of mouth.  Today I'd guess most people find us through Google and word of mouth.
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #29 on: 12/16/05 05:16 AM »

On the subject of the "Google" search.  Back in 2001 ~ 2002 you could still optimize webpages to garner better placement on search engines.  Google came up with a "better way," and well, technical discussions aside they have the plan when it comes to search.
I use Excite for my home page and do my searches from there. I think it uses something like "infospace". The "Club" shows up 7th.
 What I find odd is that when I do a search for "Flowmaster Mufflers", flowmastermuffler.com comes up 47th!! Behind tons of businesses that sell Flowmasters. ???
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #30 on: 12/16/05 11:25 AM »

I use Excite for my home page and do my searches from there. I think it uses something like "infospace". The "Club" shows up 7th.
 What I find odd is that when I do a search for "Flowmaster Mufflers", flowmastermuffler.com comes up 47th!! Behind tons of businesses that sell Flowmasters. ???

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #31 on: 12/16/05 12:17 PM »

I was using Excite when I found the club, the search engine said it both used Yahoo & Google. I never saw an AV in person until I factory ordered mine on April 10, 2001, the ones on the lot were sold so I couldn't even test drive one. I found the club while looking for a push bar and joined the same day.

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #32 on: 12/16/05 07:38 PM »

I've thought about posting my own "early Av days" story, but wasn't sure if I should bother as I doubt few really care.
But, Chief, this thread has inspired me.
 
Back in the year 1999 (I think) I first saw the Avalanche featured on Car and Driver TV.
We (my wife and I) both thought it was pretty cool and thought the midgate was a good idea and that this would be a great truck for us when camping.

At the time I was driving a high mileage black 1989 extended cab Silverado.
For years (since 1992 when I almost bought a new one) I wanted a black extended cab Chevy pickup and I finally had one.
I bought the '89 used in April 1998.
An OK truck, the dogs liked the back seat, but low oil pressure was becoming a concern.
I spent quite a bit of money keeping that truck road worthy.
We hoped it would last until the Av came out.

In September 1999 I became a member on the chevelles.com website.
I include this little tidbit of info because it relates to my membership here at CAFCNA.
My screen name was/is BlueBowTie because that is what is in the center of my Chevelle grill.
I have a 1969 Chevelle Malibu - my first car - got it in June 1984.
Did I mention the Chevelle is black? ;)
I didn't post much there, but read everything I could and learned alot about everything Chevelle.
The internet was new to me at the time and I spent all my internet time on that site.

By May 2000 it was time to ditch the '89 Silverado.
May 30 2000 we went truck shopping and ended up buying a 2000 Z71 Silverado on May 31 2000.
This was my first ever brand new vehicle and I was very thrilled to have such a machine.

It wasn't long after that we began seeing more magazine articles about this new truck/SUV Avalanche.
We ruled out the Av because we just bought a new truck and it was great and satisfied all of our travel and camping needs.

Fast forward to August 2001.
I saw an Avalanche on display at the local dealership.
"OMG, is that ugly!" I thought, "why did I ever want one of those?"
I was more than satisfied that I made the right choice in my Silverado.

September 8 2001, Truckfest at Summit Racing.
My first up-close look at an Avalanche.
Not sure I like all that plastic and what's up with the un-round wheel wells?

September 11 2001
We all know what happened that day.
But this becomes part of the reason I end up buying the Av.

September 19 2001
To dealership for Silverado oil change.
Sit in an Av - this has the same interior as my Silverado.
Why would I trade for this?
I take a brochure home anyways and show to the wife.
Looking through the brochure, I think maybe I do want one of these?

September 20 2001
Looking through the brochure again, yeah I think I do want one of these.

September 22 and 23 2001
While spending the weekend camping, I study and memorize the Av brochure.
Yeah, I'm hooked.
I see a commercial on the TV in our tent for low GMAC financing - this has got to be a sign.
On the way home we stop at a dealership to let the wife see one.
I expect she'll say "You already have a truck, why do you need one of these?"
Instead she says "Wow, this is so cool, we have got to get one of these!"
Uh-oh.  :cool:

September 24 2001
Call for Silverado loan payoff amount.
Go to dealership where I bought Silverado to see about trade-in.
Trade-in too low.
Oh well. :(

September 25 2001
Guys at work are living vicariously through me and convincing me that I really should get an Av.
But none of them are willing to help pay for it. ::)

September 26 2001 - my birthday.
Pass a black Avalanche on my way home from work.
Go out to dinner and stop at a different dealership after.
I knew more about the Av than the salesman, but he did know where the hood release lever was - I didn't - it wasn't in the brochure.  :P
I test drive a white Z71 Av.
Wow, this is so much nicer than my Silverado.
Wife drives it too - is impressed.
Would be a very nice birthday present, but they are not budging on price.
Wife lays down the law and gets us out of there before we make an impulse buy.
I'm glad one of us has some self-control.

September 27 2001
Pass that black Av again on way home.

September 28 2001
Pass that black Av again.
This has got to be a sign.

September 29 2001
Go back to original dealership.
Take home a Pewter Z66 for a weekend test drive.
Test garage fit - it will fit.
Load up camping gear - it will fit.
Take it right back to dealership the same day.
Tell him to find us a Z71 with the options we want in black, orange or blue.
I want black, wife wants orange, and we both like blue.

October 2 2001
My salesman knows who to please because he found me a black one!!!!

October 6 2001
We take delivery of the best vehicle we have ever owned!  :woohoo:
I traded a truck that I had for only 16 months and it had only 11,000 miles.
But, with the recent terrorist attacks, I felt it was my patriotic duty to help the economy.
A bad money decision?  Yes.
Do I regret it?  No.

You know, I never did pass that black Av again.
Maybe I just imagined it?  :-/

By now I am getting aggravated with the attitude of the "old school" guys on the Chevelle site and all their bad mouthing of the new Chevy models, especially the Av.
But an internet search for Avalanche finds only the Colorado hockey team. :(

April 6 2002
We stop at our local hardware store and the wife exclaims "Look, there's an Avalanche!"
There was one parked in the lot.
I say "Look behind us."
One was following us in.
Wow, three Avs in the same place!
Back then, that was something.
The guy behind me was member "endeavorc" and he tagged me.
I lurked for a few days and joined up.

Of course I had to use the screen name GoldBowTie - because that is what is in the center of my grill.
Since then I have not spent much time on the Chevelle website.
Having way too much fun here.
Making numerous friends and attending GTG's as often as we can.

Thank you again, Chief, for this site.
And thank all of you for listening (reading.)
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #33 on: 12/16/05 08:01 PM »

That was long but a good read.......Great story.. I'm sure we all have a story that ends up the same way.. I know I ordered a Tahoe Z71 at first then I heard that they were not going to put the lights in the roof rack  :E: Like in the Booklit, So the dealer said to me.. Would you like one of the first Avalanche's sold in the US?  I said HELL YEA!!!!!!! :A:  After having it for a while and showing it. I was at a Corvette Show in Mahwah NJ and this guy walked up to me and gave me a card..  He said go on this site...So I did......And the rest is History...

                               :A: :B: This Truck...
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« Reply #34 on: 12/16/05 08:46 PM »

Thanks to you Chief I have spend thousand of dollars that I would have normally invested. :needhug: 


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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #35 on: 12/16/05 08:54 PM »

Good stories Chief and GoldBowTie, I have one to but am to tired to type it up now..................

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #36 on: 12/17/05 02:54 AM »

Chief,

why did you buy a GP?  I would think you of all people would be a loyal Av owner.

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #37 on: 12/17/05 03:55 AM »

okay found it myself.

http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php/topic,44655.0.html

I am 6'2" and could not stand driving the Grand Prix with the seat reclined way back anymore.  I love being able to sit up in my Av.  I would never buy another Grand Prix, fun yes, practical for tall drivers (me), no.

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #38 on: 12/17/05 05:16 AM »

I actually found the site through a Google search. I was looking for some tube steps and the site came up. I bought my truck at the end of June 2002 and found the site in early July. I did a lot of lurking before I finally decided to join. I also spend way too much time on this site!
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #39 on: 12/17/05 07:57 AM »

Good stories Chief and GoldBowTie, I have one to but am to tired to type it up now..................

Butch

You get some rest   :5:  and I'll wait.  :)
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #40 on: 12/17/05 08:35 AM »

I feel like I stepped into the wayback machine!

 :laugh:


My first Av was bought in Oct of 02 and I joined in Nov 02, found this site thru Google as many others have
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #41 on: 12/17/05 08:58 AM »

I remember the Karma days, I was about 50/50 between -,+.   

Wasn't YaK -1286/+32  ?

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« Reply #42 on: 12/17/05 09:46 AM »

:P  :P  I am quite well behaved now , comparatively!     :4:


says who?   :4:
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #43 on: 12/17/05 09:51 AM »

You get some rest   :5:  and I'll wait.  :)

We were shopping and thinking about a Tahoe or maybe even a Burb. This was in Feb of '02 and I had not paid any attention to the newly released Avalanches. We walked by them on the lot any my wife said, hey how about one of those? Well they were all dirty and I dismissed them as "not for me" and walked right on by them.

We drove a Tahoe and even a Trailblazer and had all but decided on buying a Tahoe. I told my wife we would not buy today as I wanted to talk to my brother who has had several Tahoes and Burbs to make sure I got the equipment on it that I needed. While talking to him he said If he were buying now he would look at that new Avalanche! He told me what it did, how it converted and was excited about it.

Well I had hardly even heard of them so I got home and started researching them on the INTERNET. I decided that If I got one a Z66 would suit our needs the best. So armed with my new information we headed back to the dealer to drive one. I ask the dealer if they had a Z66 and they did not even know what that was! They had several Z71's on the lot but I wanted to drive a 2 wheel drive. The salesman said well there is one in the back that just got unloaded off of the transporter. It was not cleaned up and they had not transfered the paperwork to the dealer yet. He said I could drive it but he would need to ride along because of the paperwork deal. I said fine but I want the midgate down to see how much road noise comes into the cab since we would be traveling that way a lot of the time. He helped me fold the midgate down, jumped up there and set with his legs crossed while we took it for a nice drive.

I could not make a deal with that dealer so we headed over to a place where I have bought many Chevy's in the past. I found my salesman and we started looking for what I wanted, again he had never heard of or seen a Z66! We found one in Louisville, Ky and they went and got it for us. When it came in we happened to be driving by the dealership and found most of the salesmen and some of the mechanics outside looking at it! Of course we pulled in took a look ourselves! It looked great, I was impressed that is had the very same stance as the 4 wheel drives and Z 71's!

We picked it up the very next day and it was love at first ride! The first stop was at my brothers to show him what he talked us into. He never did buy one but still loves ours! We are still driving that first Avalanche and it has about 48,000 miles on it now. I cannot see myself trading it anytime soon as it is just getting everything on it that we love.

It took me a while to find the club, I think it was September the 23rd 2002. I was searching for something Avalanche related and up it popped! I joined that fiirst day and have been here since.

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #44 on: 12/17/05 10:49 AM »

Chief's membership date is 01/10/2002 "club inception"

I ordered my first Avalanche 04/10/2001
I found the club and joined 03/10/2004

While I missed the early days of CAFCNA I was an Avalanche fan from it's debut as a concept at the autoshow. Funny coincidence about 10th of month dates. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd rate the Avalanche a 10  :B:
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #45 on: 12/17/05 02:56 PM »

I recall seeing Chief's post on Edmunds, and being curious enough to check it out.  I joined in Feb 2002 when I had my first AV, and have been regularly on the site since. I am now on my second AV, a 2005, and plan to continue visiting CAFCNA forever!

Thanks Chief, for creating this outstanding community venue. A big thanks as well to all the contributors who make it so great!

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #46 on: 01/31/06 03:55 PM »

Thank you, Chief.
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2003 S O M Base- And I mean BASE. Not even a tow hitch!- born 6/19/2003 adopted 9/30/2003, FT SS adrl's, M1, colour match bowtie,  vent visors,xenon 9006 bulbs,stripeman letters, All4onHI,  hitch reciever, TOC, Mid deck, CIPA clip-on tow mirrors, Platinum series cluster,Magnaflow muffler and tip, pro cold, not much else... YET  Member #8704

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #47 on: 01/31/06 04:53 PM »

   i thank you Chief for creating a place for me, and others alike, to come discuss matters of the AV, and what not.  not only have i learned a lot about the truck, but i have made some cool friends.  friends are something i don't have have a lot of time for outside of work.  between my schedule at work, honey-do's at home, and the gym my days are full.  but i can always pull up a chair in front of the computer, and talk to my 12k plus friends of the AV world. 
 
   thanks you for giving me something to do with myself after sitting home for 30 plus days (60 days twice) after 5 knee surgeries.  that's how my post count got so high. :4:

   i love this club!! :A:
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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #48 on: 01/31/06 08:56 PM »

We love having you as a member.
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2002 Z71, Indigo Blue, Graphite Leather

2009 Pontiac G8 GT, White Hot, Onyx Leather, Holden Commodore conversion

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Re: A Brief History of CAFCNA - The Early Months
« Reply #49 on: 02/01/06 04:13 AM »

That was an interesting read.  I remember the Edmunds days and the thread where you told people about this site. 

I loved the Av in those days and I would read as much as I could about them.  It took me a while before I was finally able to buy one but once I did I became a member here.

Thanks Chief.

-Mark
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Used to have - 2002 Indigo Blue Z71, Assist steps, Sunroof, Av windshield graphic, Av bug deflector, Av mudflaps, Magnaflow muffler, LOF, Full time Amber DRLs, Av mountain logo on 'C' pillar and on sun visors, AMP fuel door. Painted "Avalanche" on cladding with Testors chrome silver paint. BFG 285's, Painted bowties on hubcaps.
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