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Please list your TOP 5-10 ways of getting active Forum Members

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Woodcs82, May 29, 2010.

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    Please list your TOP 5-10 ways of getting active Forum Members
    SEMrush
    Thank you,
    -C :cool:
     
    Woodcs82, May 29, 2010 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    1. Offer something that people want that they can't get anywhere else.
     
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    Yea Offer Something Unique only to your members.
     
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    I have tried to participate in forums and blogs similar to my forum nice and I have noticed I have got some new members that way.
     
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    Woodcs82 Guest

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    Thanks ....Good advice...i suppose things just take time to build...Im def. a differnt niche than DP...and I suppose it took a while to build up DP and Shawn i remember you saying that you never spent a dime on marketing.

    Thanks,

    -C
    :)

     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Can be a different niche, but the premise is the same... give users something that they want that they can't get anywhere else and they will come. Doesn't matter the industry really.

    For us it was things like the Keyword Tracker and the forum was originally created as an extension of that (for support).

    And correct, never spent a dime on marketing.
     
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  7. Woodcs82

    Woodcs82 Guest

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    Thats amazing that you spent no money. You're right about giving users something that they cant get anywhere else....But i suppose if you dont have a huge marketing budget...it would take time, proper optimization and good support among other things to have a forum with as many members as you have in another niche.

     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Not really... all it takes is a single good idea. Again... give the users something they want and can't get anywhere else and they will come.
     
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    Woodcs82 Guest

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    How long did it take DP to get its first 2,000 members?

    -C
    :cool:

     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    About 6 1/2 months. Forum opened on March 4th, 2004 and userid 2000 signed up on October 21, 2004.
     
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    Thats really good...Now its pretty much self sustaining for you im sure..DP has been my choice of webmaster forum since 2006... This is the best Global Web forum.....the only place where you can find people from all continents.

    Have a great Weekend Shawn
    C ya around....

    -C :cool:
     
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  12. Nuno Brito

    Nuno Brito Active Member

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    Keep your forum active and nice to the people that join up.

    :)
     
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    Coming up with an unique ideas is real tough. If it was that easy everybody would have done it.

    Until you come up with that unique idea, you simply have to work hard. Work hard on content marketing etc etc. Always analyze your numbers. If a number is not good, analyze whats going wrong and make a plan to improve it.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Right... wasn't saying it's the easiest way, just the best way. :)
     
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    you have a successful forum, and yet you are around here all the time. this should be a good example for many like me:)
     
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    Nice ideas love them
     
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  17. mixhungama

    mixhungama Greenhorn

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    If you want active Members for your forum without doing hard work then according to me the following 5 Top ways you should have to use:

    1. Invest Money
    2. Invest Money
    3. Invest Money
    4. Invest Money
    5. Invest Money

    So Investing Money is the Solution for it :D
     
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  18. Woodcs82

    Woodcs82 Guest

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    Thats a very Generalized statement. Invest money in what??

    -C

     
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    Keep your content fresh
    Look at your competition and see what they are not doing and do it
    Offer something unique (repeated from above) - VIP Membership, Etc.
    Polls
    Depending on your niche, some type of contest, although this will only prove successful for that short amount of time.
     
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    As said million times in here already, offer unique content. Have some discussions going that visitors would like to join to be part of.
     
    .Razz, Jun 7, 2010 IP