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100,000 Posts in 21 Months

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by webcosmo, Dec 27, 2009.

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  1. NickR25

    NickR25 Peon

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    #21
    No you don't. That's why I'm confused as to why you believe this.

    How do you think private forums are successful? I know of a few forums that are not linked to anywhere on the Internet (at the wish of the forum's owner), aren't indexed by search engines, and are highly successful.

    That is an extreme example, but in absolutely no way are SEO and marketing required to be remotely successful.
    SEMrush
     
    NickR25, Dec 30, 2009 IP
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    #22
    i disagree, i think forums need search engines and marketing.... lets just agree to disagree.

    Id be interested in hearing how these "private forums"get successful without seo and marketing. If a forum doesnt choose to index, they still need to promote. Not indexing a forum is stupid in my humble opinon... Why would u not index your forum? :confused: Do you have any examples to prove your claim of not doin seo and marketing?

    -c


     
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    #23
    This matter is not about opinions or agreeing. It's a fact. In no way are SEO and/or marketing REQUIRED (as you state and imply) to establish, build, and maintain a successful forum.

    Yes, I have plenty of examples, but it's not my place to share them with you. I believe I made it clear in my last post that the owners are specifically keeping their sites out of public view as well as indexing.

    Reasons for not indexing your forum? So that you can pick and choose what type of people find your community and read its posts; avoiding members who cause issues; remaining small and cozy; the list is endless.
    Now, you thinking it is stupid is an opinion. But the fact that forums don't need SEO or marketing to be successful is just that: a fact.
     
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    #24
    Everyone looks at things differn't , and i respect your view... However we will have to agree to disagree.

    :)

    -C

     
    Woodcs82, Dec 30, 2009 IP
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    #25
    You can't disagree with facts, but go right ahead. :)
     
    NickR25, Dec 30, 2009 IP
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    #26
    Maybe success to you is something different. Small and cozy to me translates into non-profitable and dead.

    If you just want your buddies on your forum that's perfectly acceptable but some of us have serious monetary goals.


    I do know about a couple private forums. One is big for high profile domainers but does it really make money? No it doesn't. It's there as an exclusive private invite only forum to be run by an ego maniac.
     
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    #27
    Perhaps small and cozy was the wrong terminology to use, but regardless, it doesn't necessarily translate to being dead. Users who are a part of an exclusive community are likely to be more active than on a public forum. Regarding being non-profitable: that has absolutely nothing to do with forum success. In this thread, I believe we're discussing success in terms of forum post count. Success may require money for you, but it's not a requirement for everybody and every forum.

    Right, some do. Not all.
     
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    #28
    How would you get users to your forum without SEO and/or Marketing.

    Btw, as soon as you try to tell a friend or say word of mouth - its marketing. I would love to see you answer the above. :)
     
    ShadyStudent, Jan 2, 2010 IP
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    #29
    Thats fantastic my forum has been up for almost 15 months now and it has 39,000. Hopefully I can try and get 100k within another year.
     
    chrisy., Jan 3, 2010 IP
  10. webcosmo

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    #30
    First one year or so progress is very slow. After that I think everything speeds up, provided we do proper marketing and management.


    We have crossed the 5000 member mark today. All these little progress sure does inspire to work harder:)
     
    webcosmo, Jan 4, 2010 IP
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    #31
    This is the google thing about forums that once is active you don't have to do notting else members use post and post....
     
    klkhosting, Jan 4, 2010 IP
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    #32
    wish it was that easy pal. forums need lot of work maintaining.
     
    webcosmo, Jan 4, 2010 IP
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    #33
    " Not to be afraid to spend part of the earnings on marketing." Yes, That' s true!
     
    President, Jan 5, 2010 IP
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    #34
    I'm well impressed with your success, what sort of marketing did you do?
     
    FoxyFLS, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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    contests, forum posts mainly. These days we spend little on ppc as well.
     
    webcosmo, Jan 7, 2010 IP
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