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Forum PR, Is it a factor for marketing?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by webcosmo, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. #1
    For every forum that allows signatures PR could be an important factor getting new members. Since lot of people would be interested getting a free link from high PR sites.

    Your opinion?
     
    webcosmo, Jul 27, 2008 IP
  2. freelistfool

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    By allowing signature links you also get more spam comments. Depending on your business model you may not care. If you're just selling ads and want as many eyes on your pages as possible then you probably don't care. However, if you're trying to build a community then you probably don't want to allow signature links.
     
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    I don't think you should use "Our signatures pass PR" as a selling point. You'll end up with a bunch of spammers/marketers.

    Just make a worthwhile forum and the people will show up on their own.
     
    ChristianBlake, Jul 27, 2008 IP
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    a high pr can attract the wrong type of crowd.
     
    Tobidotman, Jul 27, 2008 IP
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    I think it also depends on what you are trying to market...
     
    United Web Hosting, Jul 27, 2008 IP
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    Don't use that as your selling point. You'll just attract spammers instead. Perhaps, using your traffic as your selling point might be better.
     
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  7. webcosmo

    webcosmo Notable Member

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    I just got a PR4, thought that would help attracting new members. Although spammers would be interested, there are good people who like to build links contributing to the forum.

    But I agree, may be I should not use that as a marketing point.
     
    webcosmo, Jul 28, 2008 IP
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    Dreads Well-Known Member

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    limit the number of links to like 4

    but overall, if they spam , you take out your big ban hammer and swoosh its all gone..
     
    Dreads, Jul 28, 2008 IP
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