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How did you First Drive Traffic to your Forum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Woodcs82, Dec 17, 2009.

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    How did you First Drive Traffic to your Forum? Did you do Adwords? What other Marketing methods did you use? Did you Optimize the Forum with Custom Code,VBSEO ?


    Just looking to see What worked for you when you started your Forum(s)

    Thank you for helping me

    -C

    :cool:
    SEMrush
     
    Woodcs82, Dec 17, 2009 IP
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  2. Ectomorph

    Ectomorph Active Member

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    I advertised as much as I could.
     
    Ectomorph, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    related forum posts.
     
    webcosmo, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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    munnakv Active Member

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    i kept on posting in my forum.
    After some time, google started sending traffic.
    It took a year to get decent traffic though.
     
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    Woodcs82 Guest

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    Thank you all for your feedback.... i look forward to more of you sharing.

    -C

     
    Woodcs82, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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    tommygunzz Peon

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    I was a member of about 25 forums...so out of 25 about 19 let me put a link in my signature. So I posted on each one of those, the larger ones more often and from there, post good content that people will rather visit your forum for and the rest is history.

    Be patient, it will not happen overnight...
     
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    Mk3Design Member

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    I used myspace and got 600 targeted and active members in a month..
     
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    Woodcs82 Guest

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    Thats called SPAM and most people dont like that.


     
    Woodcs82, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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    kush86 Well-Known Member

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    Writing great content, leveraging my related blog for backlinks, and twitter.
     
    kush86, Dec 24, 2009 IP
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    How the hell is that spam? What are you talking about?

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    The key is to invest your time and energy in creating content first. Post threads, create polls, and intrigue visitors. Too many people spend too much time starting out by attracting traffic. Traffic and visitors are nice, but not if there's nothing on your forum for them to see or do. They'll be bouncing out faster than they came in.
     
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    Woodcs82 Guest

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    I was responding to someone who said they send messages on myspace...thats SPAM to me!

     
    Woodcs82, Dec 24, 2009 IP
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    NickR25 Peon

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    They never said they sent messages on MySpace. They said they used MySpace. Using doesn't translate to "sending messages."
     
    NickR25, Dec 25, 2009 IP
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    hamids68 Member

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    I started my forum with posting constantly.very little advertisement on one site that had 30.000 alexa rank(short time ).gradually I received visitors from google. at now I have 10 k daily.I started april 2004.it is not english.

    I have only 92 backlinks.

    Direct address / Bookmarks :3.4%
    Links from an Internet Search Engine :4.1%
    Links from an external page (other web sites except search engines) :92.3 %
     
    hamids68, Dec 25, 2009 IP
  14. GetALink

    GetALink Guest

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    I use forum signatures, word of mouth, and I post my links on other forums where allowed.
     
    GetALink, Dec 28, 2009 IP
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    ChopSuey Peon

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    I spread word out to friends, advertised on AA, gave staff positions to some good friends also who i could trust.
     
    ChopSuey, Dec 28, 2009 IP
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    chrisy. Peon

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    Most of the time, I just visited other forums wearing a link to my forum in my signature.
     
    chrisy., Dec 31, 2009 IP
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    Frost1 Well-Known Member

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    I spread the word about my forum first. ( promoting it in some forum signatures, blog commenting, ect... )

    After that, I added some content that most people would find interesting.

    Although am not an expert at SEO, I used my knowledge to seo my forum, and that gave me a few unique visitors, ;)

    Then, I submitted my url to link directories and social bookmarking websites.
     
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    klkhosting Member

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    Videos then after 9 months i started building backslinks....
     
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    MightyMize Peon

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    Thanks for the information. Quite interesting as I am also thinking about starting a forum.
     
    MightyMize, Apr 28, 2011 IP
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    i have learned from the feed back of your thread that how to get traffic from the facebook....
    i learned that when you get a lot of back links from the forum and then google automatically increase the page rank and the site get traffic
     
    nanncy222, Apr 29, 2011 IP