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Getting Members to start posting

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by plot, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. #1
    I need help!! What can I do to increase traffic and get members to start posting. Its a Mobile resource site

    http://justmobilez.com

    Thanks for any suggestions you may have.
    SEMrush
     
    plot, Nov 8, 2007 IP
    SEMrush
  2. cool_78

    cool_78 Guest

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    You can offer to pay people to post there. The standard price around here is $0.10 per post.
     
    cool_78, Nov 8, 2007 IP
  3. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    #3
    You should start posting threads first and then start promoting. Why don't yout ry postfusion by adminfusion to populate your forums?
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 8, 2007 IP
  4. plot

    plot Active Member

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    Takes quite a while to see some results..any more suggestions?
     
    plot, Nov 11, 2007 IP
  5. inworx

    inworx Peon

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    There're many ways. Give them awards on forums, special features etc.
     
    inworx, Nov 11, 2007 IP
  6. plot

    plot Active Member

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    yea for that at least I need some activity going on first
     
    plot, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  7. ForgottenCreature

    ForgottenCreature Notable Member

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    Post exchanges can help too. Exchange posts with other forum owners.
     
    ForgottenCreature, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  8. CourageTheCowardlyDog

    CourageTheCowardlyDog Well-Known Member

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    ..or you could give them 10 cents per post or something to post on your forums.
     
    CourageTheCowardlyDog, Nov 14, 2007 IP
  9. plot

    plot Active Member

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    thanx will consider both of your suggestions
     
    plot, Nov 15, 2007 IP
  10. joebert

    joebert Well-Known Member

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    #10
    As soon as you start paying people to post, you'll be stuck doing so for a long time, you'll end up with soo many people trying to game you that you'll start thinking about hunting them down & beating them with tubesocks full of coins.

    If people who didn't get payed to post catch wind of it, you better be ready for a crapstorm. If there's one thing that people hate, it's doing somthing that other people get payed to do for free.

    Here's some more food for thought.

    I talked with the administrator of a popular forum about why they hadn't banned a member that everyone loved to hate, their response, & I quote, was
    They were absolutely right, the heated topics that person always got involved in were always quite active & I learned somthing.
    There's more people on the internet with bottled up feelings just waiting for a reason to explode on someone & get it out of their system than any other type of person on the internet.
     
    joebert, Nov 16, 2007 IP
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    ltjman22 Well-Known Member

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    Get the ball rolling on your forum. Start up will not happen over night. I am going around 6 months with only 2,500 posts. You have to be patient. In the mean time you can work on links and advertising.
     
    ltjman22, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  12. plot

    plot Active Member

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    Thanx all for the suggestions. The forum is starting to pick up now
     
    plot, Nov 18, 2007 IP
  13. unispace

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    Just a little note on your forum, don't post as admin. If People see that more then half the last post were by the admin then the forum doesn't look to active.
     
    unispace, Nov 19, 2007 IP
  14. plot

    plot Active Member

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    Yes a very good idea. Will definitely make sure that i am not logged in as admin.. thanx once again:D
     
    plot, Nov 20, 2007 IP
  15. cre8ive

    cre8ive Peon

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    1. Create multiple accounts for yourself and chat among yourselves.

    2. If time allows, then you can use a post exchange network like http://www.adminfusion.com/forums/postfusion.php?do=viewforums.

    3. It’s probably a good idea to set up General Chat so that people can come in and start chatting. There are pros and cons of doing this, but I personally think that it is a vital strategy.
     
    cre8ive, Nov 21, 2007 IP