Larry BraunerThis is a quick update on the Ning transition from free Ning networks to all paid networks. The deadline for upgrading free Ning networks had been set to August 20th, but Ning announced today that the deadline for choosing a price plan for your network is now extended until the 30th.

Ning Social NetworksYou might be able to use the additional time to devise a better Plan B. I plan to use the time to migrate more members from my old Ning networks to my new improved Ning network.

This my new Ning network, and I invite you to connect and network with me there:

Small Business Networking (Ning network for entrepreneurs and small businesses wherever they might be. Sign up there for the free social media marketing training.)

    You don’t need your own business to participate in my new Ning network.

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    6 Responses to “Time to Upgrade Ning Networks Extended”

    1. SEO Consultancy on August 23rd, 2010 7:40 pm

      Thank you for the update, I will eventually graduate to checking you out on Ning. So why did they go from free to premium, is it because they hoped to monetize through offering advertisement but it didn’t work?

    2. Larry Brauner on August 23rd, 2010 7:50 pm

      Yes, and they probably also had hoped that more Ning network creators would have voluntarily opted for premium services.

      There was also a big spam problem. Hopefully, now that all Ning network creators are paying to operate their sites, spam will be less tolerated.

    3. Morgan Mandel on August 23rd, 2010 8:29 pm

      Apparently Ning is not getting the response it had hoped for. I, for one, am not renewing either of my networks, Book Place, as well as Sixty and Savvy. Instead, I sent them over to Facebook as groups.

      Morgan Mandel
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    4. Larry Brauner on August 23rd, 2010 8:32 pm

      Maybe Morgan, but its also possible, given people’s propensity for procrastination, that Ning planned in advance to grant an extension.

    5. Laura on August 24th, 2010 7:50 am

      I upgraded, but have now decided to shut it down and have canceled my service with Ning. I would be surprised if Ning will be able to keep afloat with the new charges. I have little to no activity on my Ning, and get little to no response when trying to keep people active. I’m afraid Ning has seen its heyday.

      Most Ning networks are the same. very little activity, even from the owners. Which is understandable considering the way Ning did us. Upward and Onward.

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