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How did you get people to post on your forum?

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by Ruddo, May 27, 2010.

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    How did you get people to post on your forum? Need ideas
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    Ruddo, May 27, 2010 IP
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  2. rayqsl

    rayqsl Active Member

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    One way is to get your family and friends to put in some posts. Needs to be organised so it doesn't look too contrived.
     
    rayqsl, May 27, 2010 IP
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    fletd09 Peon

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    Great way to start a forum is to personally be very active, and encourage discussion amongst the people who find your site. You can also pay people to post in your forum until it gets more traffic from search engines etc.
     
    fletd09, May 27, 2010 IP
  4. welljy

    welljy Peon

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    First you must promote for your forum and get more traffic. then someone can post on your forum
     
    welljy, May 27, 2010 IP
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    petr_ind Well-Known Member

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    You can make a contest for the top poster.
    But keep in mind the posts must have quality.. not just junk..
    But that will only boost on the start...
    after that maybe you can offer something so people will keep posting in your forum
     
    petr_ind, May 28, 2010 IP
  6. Justin_Dupre

    Justin_Dupre Peon

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    Be active. Keep writing on blog and network with people! A contest is also a great idea.

    Good luck!
     
    Justin_Dupre, May 28, 2010 IP
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    thebitbotdotcom Peon

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    Trade posts with other forum administrators. That way you are providing something of value...
     
    thebitbotdotcom, May 28, 2010 IP
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    xyzxixihaha Peon

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    #8
    give some prize or gift to reward them put post on your forum.
     
    xyzxixihaha, May 28, 2010 IP
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    MayaLocke Peon

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    You need to have traffic, people will not post in an inactive forum. Seed it with basic posts and responses. Encourage participation, allow signatures, and offer a give away to top posters monthly.
     
    MayaLocke, May 29, 2010 IP
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    There is a site called Paid Forum Posting. They can help you to get it going and get some posts in so that the forum would not look deserted.
     
    howinfo, May 29, 2010 IP
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    greenhawk123 Guest

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    Offer a contest... the person with the most posts for the month, wins $50 or a prize.
     
    greenhawk123, May 29, 2010 IP
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    Build a community rather than just a forum, encourage and reward participation, don't over-moderate and make sure their is a reasonable need before you start.
     
    notepage, May 30, 2010 IP
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    make about 50 usernames and talk to yourself on your forum. Makes it look active. Sounds weird but it works
     
    david01130, Jun 7, 2010 IP
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    cross_ding Peon

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    yes, david01130 is right, I think u should try sth like that!!
     
    cross_ding, Jun 7, 2010 IP
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    atxsurf Peon

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    1) start few initial threads on hot topics
    2) ask somebody to post replies (or do it yourself with different account(s)
    hopefully it will make people join the conversation
     
    atxsurf, Jun 8, 2010 IP
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    manofwar Active Member

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    honest answer, you have to post yourself mate ;)
     
    manofwar, Jun 8, 2010 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    Before you can get member to post at your forum, you need to post tons of quality posts to attract the people.
    Or you can hire some quality poster at the beginning stage. No one will like to go to forum with very less post and less active
     
    lifeplayer, Jun 8, 2010 IP
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    soniqhost.com Notable Member

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    An active forum helps, I like the contest Idea as well.
     
    soniqhost.com, Jun 8, 2010 IP
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    pay per post? lol
     
    victoryreds, Jun 8, 2010 IP
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    that doesn't bring in true, real content
     
    manofwar, Jun 8, 2010 IP