The taoslink.com Web site began as personal bookmarks of J. R. Ransom. Very early on, J. R. had an interest in how many Web sites were actually being posted by friends, neighbors, organizations and businesses from Taos. These bookmarks were later added as a section of taosplaza.com in 1998, which was then in 'static' format. That means that all the links and descriptions were pasted into each page manually.
Later, the pages from the taosplaza.com section were posted on a new site named taoslink.com. The link pages of taoslink.com began driving a lot of traffic to genuine Taos Web sites almost immediately whether those sites had 'registered with search engines' or not. At the time there were about 700 Web sites from, by, for, or about genuine Taos. The site was still 'static' at the time and took many hours to post the data when new sites were added.
So, in 2004, J. R. upgraded the site to a 'dynamic' site. Then in 2008, J. R. again upgraded the site to a newer dynamic technology, and finally, in 2009, further improved the site by migrating the content data to Joomla.