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How did you promoted your forum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by getadviced, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. #1
    I have started a new forum which is computer related. I want to promote it and get members for the forum.
    so i want to know how you guys promoted your forums so that i can also learn a few of those things and get some members for the forum.
    I made so much changes to the forum which is based on phpbb3. You can check my forum here, www.ComputerForums.in
    SEMrush
     
    getadviced, Apr 10, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. ~kev~

    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    My primary promotion technique is posting videos on youtbe. Over the past 2 years I have posted around 319 of my own homemade videos on youtube.

    As a result, youtube is my 4th or 5th highest source of traffic. At one time, youtube sent my forum as much traffic as yahoo.

    Also, the bounce rate for youtube traffic is around 18%. Where traffic from google has a bounce rate of around 48%. That means that my videos are sending targeted traffic to my site.

    If your serious about your community and your willing to put the time and effort into making videos, then give it a try.
     
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    jhsutton Peon

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    maybe start the forum off as no registration required. This will build up content.

    Then, when you have content, switch to members only. People will be more likely to join if they is lots of content
     
    jhsutton, Apr 12, 2009 IP
  4. getadviced

    getadviced Well-Known Member

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    I liked the video technique.
    I will try to make tutorials in video. Can you please share a good software for video capturing from screen.
    And about the open forum where no registration is required, will it increase spamming and bots?
     
    getadviced, Apr 12, 2009 IP
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    glitto Notable Member

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    I get traffic from different resouces, DP is one of them. I get many visitors from search engines too.

    If your forum is new I would recommend you to read these tips for forum owners. It helped me a lot when my forum was new :)
     
    glitto, Apr 17, 2009 IP
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    bluearrow Well-Known Member

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    Not an good idea. Forum will be full of spam posts and bot soon.
     
    bluearrow, Apr 25, 2009 IP
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    StopForumSpam integration (available for VB, MyBB, phpBB and SMF, though the phpBB and MyBB ones need tweaking at least) helps a great deal with that.
     
    Vekseid, Apr 26, 2009 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    Primarily through other sites I owned.
     
    RectangleMan, Apr 28, 2009 IP
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    Hi,
    Whats the name of software that records the video of computer screen ?
    Its necessary to make and upload videos
     
    ankurTheKing, Apr 29, 2009 IP
  10. getadviced

    getadviced Well-Known Member

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    i thinks its called camstudio. Video capturing program from the monitor.
     
    getadviced, Apr 29, 2009 IP
  11. ankurTheKing

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    Is it safe ?
    I have downloaded it but not installed yet
    I am asking this because before a month, i had installed Super Screen Capture.
    It had a trojen virus
     
    ankurTheKing, Apr 29, 2009 IP
  12. getadviced

    getadviced Well-Known Member

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    Download softwares from only trusted sites. My favorite safe clean sites is softpedia. The downloads from them are always clean.
    I found the link for it, http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Video-Recording/Camstudio.shtml
     
    getadviced, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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  14. ankurTheKing

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    I got it from softpedia
     
    ankurTheKing, Apr 29, 2009 IP
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    I used primarily links from my other websites, youtube, blogs and links from other websites that allowed it.
     
    outerphilly, May 1, 2009 IP