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How to get people to come to my foum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by ferrari353, Jan 27, 2010.

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    I made a forum and I was just wondering how to get people to come. I don't want to spend a lot on PPC or anything because then if the forum crashes, then its just a waste of money...Any ideas?
    SEMrush
     
    ferrari353, Jan 27, 2010 IP
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  2. aping

    aping Peon

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    I think you should not use *.co.cc domain. This sub-domain has been blocked on few search engines. Use domain *.info (just $0.99 from GoDaddy) make your forum looks professional (like my forum on www.KuraBrazil.info). Use vBulletin, phpBB, or MyBB make you can easily modified/using any mods to your forum. Don't forget that you register your forum on search engiine submission like submit-express.com to make sure that your forum has been indexed by webcrawler.

    For the contents, use interested title and good content that can make people want to visit and join to your forum. Sorry if my english so bad.. :)
     
    aping, Jan 28, 2010 IP
  3. robyries

    robyries Notable Member

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    according your domain it's cc,... my suggest get some contest that user can winning some price,..
     
    robyries, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    ferrari353 Peon

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    i wouldnt buy a .info...i think that would be worse than co.cc....but i guess ill just buy a .com or .net domain...and i use phpbb right now...and i have mods. i have also submitted it to search engines...and what do you mean make it look professional? I don't really see how its not professional....
     
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    ferrari353 Peon

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    Okay since internetforum and internet-forum are taken for .net and .com, I need a new name for my forum. I have no users, so i can make a new domain as w/e i want....but i have no good domains....any ideas for a forum that relates to everything on the internet?
     
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    MatrixGodFather Peon

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    backlinks= Higher serps= Organic traffic
     
    MatrixGodFather, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    cecille20 Peon

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    Keep on participating in a webmaster forums then be active so that they'll notice your link signature and will try to join your forums.. Also a good reputation to yourself is a good way to encourage them to join!
     
    cecille20, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    submitting to search engines & keeping an intereting topic should get you subscribers.
     
    tech_savvy, Jan 28, 2010 IP
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    DanceGavinDance Peon

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    First, buy a real domain. Better chance at it getting indexed in Google. Actually, I don't even think Google indexes those extensions.
     
    DanceGavinDance, Jan 29, 2010 IP
  10. CalebSpilchen

    CalebSpilchen Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Get a dot com.. Even a dot info from my experience does not give you a brand to build on. If you put some money in, thats the only way to make it a brand and in the end get some money out.

    TheHoster!
     
    CalebSpilchen, Jan 29, 2010 IP
  11. ferrari353

    ferrari353 Peon

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    I bought a .com domain and its the new one in my sig...But that's not gonna make visitors come though...I still need ideas...
     
    ferrari353, Jan 30, 2010 IP
  12. FavouritesBlog

    FavouritesBlog Peon

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    Greg, you already have an idea you just have to make it work.

    Using what advice people give you will be the best idea you could have.

    1) Submit to directories
    2) Promotion via link exchange and link purchasing on other related sites.
    3) Content.

    Ive told you about all 3, but it doesn't appear you have taken the advice.
     
    FavouritesBlog, Feb 1, 2010 IP
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    Hi

    Content is key, without content no one will stop and join your forum, at the moment your forum is empty, add content and start some interesting topics.
     
    proudbabys, Feb 1, 2010 IP
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    ferrari353 Peon

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    wtf? Are you serious? I've been doing all that stuff...and im sorry to tell you, I have a life outside of my nerdy computer stuff....im busy....lolz... Nerd stands for Not Even Remotely Dorky
     
    ferrari353, Feb 1, 2010 IP