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How do I get more forum users?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by mntwins7, Aug 19, 2012.

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    Hello DigitalPoint users! I recently opened a forum (SMF) a few weeks ago. www.forum.gamerforums.tk I only have 2 users, 3 including myself. I was wondering how I could get more users for my forum. My forum is about gaming. Please help me! Thank you!:D
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    mntwins7, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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  2. CharlesAnthony

    CharlesAnthony Active Member

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    .tk domain? A free domain huh.

    No-one is interested to join your forum since u have the forum with a free domain.

    1] Get a generic domain.
    2] Allow signature links to attract users.
     
    CharlesAnthony, Aug 19, 2012 IP
  3. mntwins7

    mntwins7 Greenhorn

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    Yeah, unfortunately i'm a cheapskate who has a .tk domain. Although I have visited many .tk sites with many users. And signature links are enabled.
     
    mntwins7, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    CharlesAnthony Active Member

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    Since your domain is free and there is no guarantee of the domain to be belong to you after 1 yr of registration, your visitor lose trust there.

    Read the faq about the free domains.
     
    CharlesAnthony, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    mntwins7 Greenhorn

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    .tk has unlimited renews. Domain is not a problem. I just need a way to let people know...
     
    mntwins7, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    3mints.info Well-Known Member

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    unique content is a way to get more users and visitors, easy to navigate, sample yet attractive theme.
     
    3mints.info, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    mntwins7 Greenhorn

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    Can you tell me how it looks? forum.gamerforums.tk
     
    mntwins7, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    3mints.info Well-Known Member

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    To be honest i don't like it at all,
    i don't know how to navigate it, Domain name tell me it's a game forum but the theme don't.

    For start it's good to direct the visitor to forum instead of empty homepage, because the forum made the site richer.

    visitor love to see professional logo, so consider it.
     
    3mints.info, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    mntwins7 Greenhorn

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    Thanks for looking! The homepage was a screw up haha.
     
    mntwins7, Aug 19, 2012 IP
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    Well, looks like the website is down. So much for the trust then, I guess?
     
    Darkforest, Aug 25, 2012 IP
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    mntwins7 Greenhorn

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    Actually, it's not.
     
    mntwins7, Aug 25, 2012 IP
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    Well, the link is not working for me then. Just redirects me to a free hosting website.
     
    Darkforest, Aug 25, 2012 IP
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    mntwins7 Greenhorn

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    forum.gamerforums.tk I have never ever seen that...
     
    mntwins7, Aug 25, 2012 IP
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    Mithuasha Banned

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    The forum looks great. But you need some attractive content to get posters. My experience says that you need to spent some money to populate your forum.
     
    Mithuasha, Aug 25, 2012 IP
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    What kind of money? Can you go into more detail?

    Like paid posters? advertising? articles?
     
    RAND0M1ZER, Aug 26, 2012 IP
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    In my opinion i would never join this forum.

    1. you didn't take the time to make a logo. (if your good at it it takes 5 minutes)
    2. you didn't spend the $10 on a domain name
    3. you don't have an actually name for your forum - you will never be able to market anything! if facebook and twitter were both called general forum, would you waste your time.

    Some tips
    1. get a name for your forum along with a domain name
    2. get rid of your empty boards and force on marketing one at a time.
    3. Create an account to make posts with. Stop using your admin account to make posts. Admins manage the board, users make posts.
    4. Start a game of the week. Do a few hours of research find out the weeks hottest game and post a download link and review ( you can use this to get members to come back)
    5. I under stand its a gamer forum correct? well get rid of that theme. Unless your gunna focus on Battlefield.
    6. Get some graphics and find some people that would like to join (your friends)

    I just gave you all the information to get the ball rolling. Right now the domain you have is free... meaning you don't own the rights to it. Its like trying to sell a new produce without a copyright. If you don't listen to what i have just said. Your wasting your time and also ours. You asked for own help so far you haven't listened. Now is the time to start.
     
    abusschaert, Sep 9, 2012 IP