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I started new forum. How to get new members to my forum?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by jessihere, Jun 17, 2013.

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    I don't know how to get new members to my forum. I have started forum about Digital SLR camera problems and fixing method. But i'm on trouble to getting new members to use my forum.Please advice how to manage it? Thanks in advance.
    my site is http://www.dslrproblems.com
    SEMrush
     
    jessihere, Jun 17, 2013 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Devtard

    Devtard Notable Member

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    #2
    Post interesting stuff that people coming from search engines will want to discuss. You can offer special content/tools for registered users.

    You also might want to create some content first before promoting the website, nobody likes empty forums.
     
    Devtard, Jun 17, 2013 IP
  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #3
    What are you offering users that is unique and that they want? Why would *you* join your forum?
     
    digitalpoint, Jun 17, 2013 IP
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  4. jessihere

    jessihere Peon

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    I have already decided to problems of Digital SLR cameras. May I have to start unique problems on it?
     
    jessihere, Jun 18, 2013 IP
  5. Shawn Gossman

    Shawn Gossman Greenhorn

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    #5
    Look at your forum in the eyes of a non-registered guest. As a guest, what would make you want to join the forum?
     
    Shawn Gossman, Jun 21, 2013 IP
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    browntwn Illustrious Member

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    Do you have a D SLR camera? What problems do you have that you can help others out with?
     
    browntwn, Jun 21, 2013 IP
  7. Leasedlayer

    Leasedlayer Member

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    First create Unique content/posts on the forums and then advertise. Also do some SEO so that People can find the forums in Search Engines.
     
    Leasedlayer, Jun 24, 2013 IP
  8. rojishroy

    rojishroy Active Member

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    Here are my suggestions:

    1. Nobody likes an empty forum
    Create multiple accounts yourself to post some good quality content. Use them all so it seems like your forum is active, drawing in new members. If you have enough budget you can outsource this step.

    2. Create a blog
    This is the way I used to attract visitors to my android blog. You can create a blog in a sub domain (eg. dslrproblems.com/blog). Post quality articles relevant to your niche. You can attract new visitors through blog articles. Make sure to design your blog with elements leading visitors to the forum (banners, buttons etc.)

    3. Advertise in other forums in your niche
    You can search for other forums in your niche and purchase ad zones. Make sure to have some content in your forum before this step. Otherwise you won't be able to convert the visitors in to registered members.
     
    rojishroy, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    radium Active Member

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    be patient! And never give up.
     
    radium, Jun 25, 2013 IP
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    jessihere Peon

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    Thanks guys. Really worth info.
     
    jessihere, Jun 25, 2013 IP
  11. Helge Sverre

    Helge Sverre Notable Member Affiliate Manager

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    You could buy forum posts on seoclerks to populate your forum with some content to "fake" activity until you get real users posting their content.
     
    Helge Sverre, Jun 28, 2013 IP