New Smoking-Meat.com Logo in Progress

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TulsaJeff

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Thought some of you might be interested in seeing the new Smoking-Meat.com logo which is in progress. I am working with a logo company and I think they have gone over the top on this one!

I have not given them the green light yet so if you notice anything then feel free to point it out.. I have always thought a thousand eyes are better than 2
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We will also be using this for the SMF logo.. instead of the "-meat" at the bottom it will have "Meat Forums" and the text will be moved to the left slightly to make it line up with the ".com".

I am visualizing this on a Tshirt or Ballcap...
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Looks great Jeff, I love the new design!!!! How about a bit of smoke coming out of the smoke stack? Also to me the pigs apron is the perfect place to put somthing.....perhaps SMF?? I also realize that with every different color on the design the price goes up, which you probably already know....wish I would have appriciated that fact before I had my logo completed. In any case I love it!!!
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Looking good Jeff ... I'd definitely be intersted in a shirt etc.
One small thought ... the 'O' behind the ribs should stand out a bit more. (In my humble opinion) I love it!
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I like the overall design, but I agree there should be smoke coming out of the smoker chimney... preferably thin blue smoke...
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I also like the idea of the letters SMF on the pig's apron... nice touch.

Count me in for hats, t-shirts and aprons!
 
I think a thin blue out of the stack would be nice. I think it's sharp looking! The only thing negative I would comment about it is that if someone is going to look at it for a website address, I don't know if they would catch the hyphen before the "meat". I'm thinking that maybe the Smoking-Meat.com should be all one line.
 
I agree that it might be more practical from a domain name perspective..

Based on the metrics about 97% or our traffic comes from the search engines and being #1 in google for "smoking meat", "how to smoke meat", "smoking recipes", and several other common keywords as well as being in the top 5 for a host of other keywords does not hurt at all
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Most of these top positions are with keywords that have more than a million results.

Most of these are #1 or in the top 5 in Yahoo and MSN as well.

"Not bad", I says to myself all the time
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SMF now comes up as number 3 when you search for "smoking meat' so it's coming right along as well.

So.. I do agree with you however, due to the low number of folks getting here that way I chose to go with aesthetics instead.

I may put the web address in smaller font just below the logo along with a good catch phrase..

Thanks for all the great input!
 
I like it too!
Also all the other ideas.
Maybe move the smoker right under the pig's arm?
And like Squeezy said to make the "O" more like a grill.
Also the SMF logo on the pig's apron.
Which makes me wonder,are you changing the site so that "Forum" is no longer part of the web site address?
Just my $.02 worth.
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Keep on Smokin'!!
 
I am having 2 revisions of the logo made...

One of them is for the Smoking-Meat.com site as you see it now. The other one will be exactly the same except it will say "Meat Forums" at the bottom instead of "-MEAT".

This will give us consistency across the sites and even though it is a different domain name it will make them blend together a little better as I would like them to do.

Good ideas.. keep them coming!
 
Excellent, Jeff!
Need a bit of shadow under the smoker so that it does not look like it is suspended in air and in addition to all the other great ideas I would add a small stack of wood under the firebox.
Aprons, potholders, caps, beer mugs and coffee cups. YES! Key chains and beer can cozees, too!

Cheers!
 
Hey jeff how about a bumper sticker size one that we can stick on our smokers. Maybe saying proud member of SMF. Just a thought. I'd put it on mine.
 
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