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How can I drive traffic to my forum?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by pras0784, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. #1
    Hi Guys,

    I had created my website on technology (Linux) category 2 months back and now it is on Google page#1 for most of articles. I am getting about 100 visitors each day. Now I have added a forum section also there.

    I was wondering if anybody help me in getting traffic to my forum. How can I get users who can discuss their problems in my forum and get answered by experts?

    Really welcome valuable thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Prashant
    pras0784, Mar 4, 2013 IP
  2. sisatel

    sisatel Active Member

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  3. lifeplayer

    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    Well, you already gain good targeted traffic to your site, and you shallnt worry to much about the traffic for your new forum. What you need to do is focus on develop the content for your forum, ask your friends or hire some quality poster to make your forum active, so that the visitor will join the forum
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  4. pras0784

    pras0784 Greenhorn

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    I agree with you lifeplayer that my site is already getting traffic each day but you know each user don't post problem. They just want to find solutions and that's it. How can I get experts on my site to answer people?
    pras0784, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    If that's the case, I doubt that the visitor doesn't post thier question because they find no place to ask the question. Therefore, adding forum is good ideas. Regarding the experts, suggest you can ask some of your friend or yourself answer the question for them, once the forum grown, then only hire some expert and moderator if necessary
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  6. pras0784

    pras0784 Greenhorn

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    Agreed lifeplayer. I have internet marketing category also there.
    I saw you have great Internet marketing knowledge and great attitude to answer queries.

    Would you accept my invite to answer people at there if you have time?
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  7. pras0784

    pras0784 Greenhorn

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    Can you help me in making your answer as best answer?
    pras0784, Mar 4, 2013 IP
  8. www.worldofdth.in

    www.worldofdth.in Active Member

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    #8
    If you want to drive traffic you can do following:
    1. Submissions on various Search engines
    2. submission of sitemap
    3. Create an account on google webmaster tools and bing webmaster tools
    4. Add unique content to your site
    5. Create page on facebook and twitter account and auto post your posts to both facebook page and twitter, manually or via twitterfeed, this will get you lot of visitors.
    Hope it will help.
    www.worldofdth.in, Mar 4, 2013 IP
  9. Yogesh Giri

    Yogesh Giri Member

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    You need find nichi forum and create signature on your keyword
    Yogesh Giri, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    snous Member

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    #10
    This is a great question. Driving traffic to a new forum can be a difficult task. Who wants to start a thread if they don't know anyone's there to listen? You should definitely link to the forum from all of your articles, and I would think about designing an eye catching graphic that you can use to help draw visitors in. From there, as moderator its your job to help start new conversations, and keep current ones going. Think about what threads you can start that people would have an opinion on, or asking a question that your members would be willing to answer, and then of course discuss further.

    Best of luck!
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  11. pras0784

    pras0784 Greenhorn

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    Yes. I agreed.
    pras0784, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    needforumposters Member

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    or you might want to hire forum posters. Let them promote your forum to other forums ...
    needforumposters, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    Mr victor Active Member

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    Do you one thing, check the page in your website which is having most views and add a post telling them to visit your forum for more information. You can add this post or image in all your pages so that you can get signups to your forum from the visitors you are already having daily.
    Mr victor, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    pras0784 Greenhorn

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    yes Mr Victor. I think that would work best. Would you mind replying people there at my forum also?
    pras0784, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    affilorama Active Member

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    #15

    You're actually doing it now. Get into related forums, help out then invite them to view your site. Another way to get "experts" on your site and forums is to allow them to guest post on your site. They have to get something in return.

    Hope that helps. Have a good day!
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    you need to hire forum posters, give do follow signature links , and some quality back links as well.
    Atif123, Mar 4, 2013 IP
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    pras0784 Greenhorn

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    For getting traffic to your website the main thing is content, first of all, you have to develop content in your site so that it would look active forum, you can promote your forum in other related and high traffic forums too. You can take benefit of social media sites as well.
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    John325 Greenhorn

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    Social media optimization is the only way through which you can attract traffic or user towards your forum. Just create social media profile in all social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg...etc, after that increase your friends, followers, connection and tell all those users about your forum. Then you will surely get the good results.

    I think this guide will help you: - http://fedobe.com/social-media-marketing-guide/
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    vacancyhub Peon

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    I'm in a similar position i want to gain organic traffic without having to pay. I am willing to put the effort in daily but want make sure i'm going down the right track.
    vacancyhub, Mar 6, 2013 IP