Bravenet: Past, Present and Future


1998 - 1999

2000 - 2001

2002 - 2003



Once upon a time on an island far, far away....

It all started back in 1997. Dave, our founder, was building a website and was in need of a guestbook.

He combed the Web, looking for a decent free guestbook service, and came to realize that the few services available were either too hard to install, or too limited to be of much use. All he wanted was a simple, full featured guestbook for his site.

It was this simple realization that changed the Web forever. Dave set out to create the world's best interactive, fully customizable, remotely hosted tools for webmasters of all skill levels... and he succeeded.

Bravenet's dedicated and talented staff is continually developing exciting new services and upgrading our existing tools. We realize the Web is continually changing, and we continue to change and grow right along with it.

Stay tuned, the best is yet to come!

The Bravenet Team

A word from Dave, founder of Bravenet

Hello everyone!

Since the very beginning, my goal has always been to provide you with the best free web tools on the Web for your website. It is now 10 years since we launched our very first guestbook server, and the future for Bravenet looks brighter than ever.

In fact, Bravenet is the number one provider of free web tools in the world, and ranked among the top 50 visited websites worldwide! More than 7 million registered members enjoy Bravenet services, and over 20 million unique visitors access a Bravenet product each month.

But we aren't stopping there. We have more great tools and exciting services planned to ensure that remains the top resource for free webmaster information, tools and products on the Internet.

A huge part of our success has come from listening to you, our Bravenet Members. So please keep up the good work and keep those ideas and suggestions coming!

It's been a great 10 years. I look forward to seeing what the next 10 will bring!

Brave Dave

"Bravenet is by far one of the best web page tool providers out there. If you want fast, reliable service that is easily customizable without an overload of ads, Bravenet is the way to go. Even if it is your first time using one of these tools, they provide a list of resources that will help you use your tools. I give them five cows!" --
"#1 for Top Tried & Tested Site Improvements" -- Internet Magazine
World Ranking by Media Metrix shows that Bravenet is ranked at number 49 (June/01) and listed as one of the most visited sites on the Internet... World Wide!


2006 - 2011