Q: How do I use FTBpro?
A: Just sign-up and jump in! Take vBets, read all of your team's news, check out your favorite player's tweets, chat with friends (or foes) about last night's game, and work your way up to becoming your favorite team's Pro! You can also write posts about your favorite teams and if our editors find your article interesting, your post will be shared with millions of fans across our network. We will track how many “reads” your articles get and you will be ranked against your fellow Premier League writers.
Q: How are FTBpro members ranked?
A: We rank writers for each team by the total number of “reads” their articles have received in the last 30 days. You can see writer rankings by clicking the “Top Writers” tab on your Team Page.
Q: How do I get more followers?
A: There are a couple of reasons people will want to follow you on FTBpro. First of all, you’ll get followers if you produce great content. Writing interesting and opinionated articles, interacting with fellow fans, and taking vBets will all attract more attention and followers. Additionally, the more people you follow, the more likely it is that people will follow you back, especially if you comment on their posts and interact with them. As we continue to grow and attract more users, so will your opportunity to gain more followers.
Q: Who can write articles and how do I write them?
A: Anyone can write articles, share pictures and videos, or just chat about last night’s game on FTBpro. If you want to write a reaction to your teams starting lineup, a commentary on your club’s manager, or just a blurb about your love for your team you can do that on our article page. Just click ‘Write an Article’ or click the icon at the top of the page, and let the football knowledge flow. If your posts are insightful and interesting you’ll start gathering followers and before you know it you’ll have people coming to you for opinions about your favorite team!
You can share your brief, immediate thoughts on your home page by posting a status. These will be seen by your followers. If our editors see that you posted a great video or picture we’ll feature it in ’Fan Media’ on your team’s page and may even post it to our social networks for thousands of fans to see and comment on.
Q: How do I take vBets?
A: You can take vBets on upcoming matches as soon as betting odds become available to us. The easiest way to take vBets is through the drop-down “Matches” bar in the header. vBets are a fun way to check your football betting talents and to compare your results against your friends’. vBets are a valuable tool to see how experts, as well as the football community as a whole, bet on matches.
Q: Where can I see my vBet stats?
A: You can see your vBet stats on your Pro Page (click on your avatar in the header on the right). In the near future we’ll be adding more stats and more ways to dissect your vBet results (as well as a larger variety of vBets you’ll be able to take).
Q: What does “Following” a person mean?
A: When you follow someone, you’ll see their posts and comments in your news feed and you’ll be able to interact with them easily. The content you value most highly will all be accessible to you in one place - your news feed.
Q: What are "Featured" articles articles and how do I get my posts “Featured”?
A: Our editors are constantly reading your posts and when we see one we like, we ‘Feature’ it. This means that the post will be recommended in a number of different places on the site and that your writing, images and videos will be seen by more people. Our editors are also likely to publish interesting, well-written articles to our social networks where thousands of fans will read and comment on them.
Q: Does or will FTBpro cost money to use?
A: No It doesn’t and it never will.
Q: How do I get my Articles published to the Facebook/Twitter Team Pages?
A: If you write an interesting article one of our editors will see it and post it to our social networks. When this happens you instantly get thousands, and potentially millions of people that will see your post - many of whom will comment and debate the merits of your articles with you.
If you feel you've written a good post and for some reason it hasn't been ‘Featured’ and shared to our social networks, drop us a line and let us know.
Feel free to send us any questions or comments you may have. We love to hear your input!