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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by ajaygolani, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. #1
    I created my own SEO forum. Just want to know how to popularize it so that I can get some discussions there.
    SEMrush
     
    ajaygolani, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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  2. kelouba

    kelouba Peon

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    #2
    Advertise it on other forums.
    Build backlinks to it.
    Get paid posters to create some good threads.
     
    kelouba, Dec 18, 2009 IP
  3. bfairo

    bfairo Active Member

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    I agree and I would also suggest using twitter and facebook. Maybe you could offer a free product for signup. :D
     
    bfairo, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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    FlatBrokeMarketer Peon

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    #4
    I'll post in it for you no charge.

    John
     
    FlatBrokeMarketer, Dec 18, 2009 IP
  5. FlatBrokeMarketer

    FlatBrokeMarketer Peon

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    ok posted in your forum hope you like the post
    John
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
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    john269 Notable Member

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    Advertise it on forum directories, put it in your sig, pay people to post on it so it improves your content amount for Google to crawl and list in their Search Engine, etc.
     
    john269, Dec 18, 2009 IP
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    1associate Peon

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    Write link articles and publish each on several article publishing site. The more meaty/interesting/nichey the forum topic the better - "How to" articles continue to be popular and are relevant to SEO questions and answers. This way you'll also earn additional AdSense income and it is free...
     
    1associate, Dec 19, 2009 IP
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    bigstatsnet Guest

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    you created a SEO forum and you dont know how to promote it? shame on you!
     
    bigstatsnet, Dec 19, 2009 IP
  9. ajaygolani

    ajaygolani Peon

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    Thanks John, I appreciate your help..
    hope you will be a regular contributer.
     
    ajaygolani, Dec 20, 2009 IP
  10. ajaygolani

    ajaygolani Peon

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    Correct, but nothing like shame in that.. I just created a forum.. I know how to rank well for keywords but forum has noting to do much with keyword ranking in search engines..
    All the techniques that SEO persons use I know that.. But its not just a matter of SEO. Shame on you if you don't know it.
     
    ajaygolani, Dec 20, 2009 IP
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    Trish Stratus Peon

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    #11
    Just post the backlinks of your forum on differeny forum sites. And also post your links on social bookmarking sites like twiter , digg , eZdia etc. Also use facebook for marketing your forum , so that more and more people will come to know about this
     
    Trish Stratus, Dec 20, 2009 IP
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    #12
    Yes that is right. I agree with you. You can promote your forum by posting on
    different social bookmarking sites. paid posters is also a technique to your forum
    to getting more popular. Also offering do follow signature in every post. And make
    in the beginning no hard and fast roles for creating threads.
     
    poolideas, Dec 20, 2009 IP
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    prizzey Peon

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    Yes that is right. I agree with you. You can promote your forum by posting on
    different social bookmarking sites. paid posters is also a technique to your forum.
     
    prizzey, Dec 21, 2009 IP
  14. famous2313

    famous2313 Member

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    #14
    I agree

    You look to do SEO and Joint Ventures with other forums. (Like a link exchange)
     
    famous2313, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    #15
    Definitely network with other forum veterans. You can always learn from them, and most will actually give you a lot of beginner's tips.
     
    blogaboutnothin, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    Nice....here you can find online updates of SEO, SEM and online marketing.....

    thanks,
     
    techexpert, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    HomeComputerGames Peon

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    #17
    A forum can be a bit tough to get running strong.
    No one wants to go to a dead forum and a forum can't liven up without some people there.
    I've had several forums in the past, some successful, others a waste of time.
    My best performers came from the ones where we had competitions and a very dynamic, interactive forum moderator.
    Usually this has been a female but in the SEO niche I doubt it matters.
    There people want you to show them the money. They are there to learn and share ideas. But most always they are on the look out for opportunities.

    I have a gaming forum I haven't looked at in weeks. Bet it's dead except for a couple of spammers... :(
    It could be great if someone was in control of it and had a passion for it. Forums do take a lot of time.

    Tip: Sometimes having a split personality helps so you can talk to yourself for awhile ;)

    My suggestion would be to start some tutorials and place some good information on the site.
    Show the people you are worthy and a good teacher.
    It is "your" forum so that makes you the pro.
    Teach and they will come... lol

    Good Luck!

    PS: my forum is a PR 3 somehow and it doesn't matter a bit, it's still dead. :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    Ladder16 Peon

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    2 words.......Twitter & Facebook!!

    Just get the word out
     
    Ladder16, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    that was technically 3 words :rolleyes:
     
    HomeComputerGames, Dec 21, 2009 IP
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    ~kev~ Well-Known Member

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    Maybe add some more forum sections, 2 sections is not a whole lot.

    Get a new theme for your forum, that PHPBB theme is kinda bland.

    Maybe offer some SEO podcast or Ebooks for people to download.
     
    ~kev~, Dec 21, 2009 IP