A Brief Mobzor History

Between the post, PBshots. Useless, and the post, PBshots, Slightly Less Useless, I talked to Andrew, the owner of mobzor.com.

He told me how he came up with the idea for a “myspace for paintball,” put the site online, and quickly found that at least two others had already implemented the same idea.

 His comments were very similar to those of James in the Slightly Less Useless post. “I don’t want mobzor.com to be a copycat site,” he said. He knows that he needs something to set Mobzor/PBshots apart from pbspace.com and paintballalliance.com, and he has a couple things that he is working on.

He said that as long as there is a demand for a paintball specific social networking site, mobzor.com will survive. “Mobzor’s alexa.com ranking is already higher than PBspace,” he said.  “Before the Mobzor site went down and switched from phpfox to phpizabi, Mobzor’s Alexa ranking was close to breaking the 1 million mark.”
(After the site crash, all data was lost and the site restarted with zero members)

By comparison, paintballalliance.com, with over 3,000 members, is ranked at 719,000 by Alexa, (paintballheadlines.com is ranked at 831,000 and pbnation.com is at 17,500).

Now that Paintballalliance has been auctioned off, it will be interesting to see how the future of paintball social networking unfolds.