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Want More activity on Forum

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by amitash, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. #1
    I just started a forum! How can i have more users and more activity on it. Just to tell you, i have no money to advertise. So any tips, please?
    SEMrush
     
    amitash, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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  2. GeeOne

    GeeOne Well-Known Member

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    Try to put the forum links in your signature, and be active on the forums having similar subject as you have.

    Good luck :)

    G!
     
    GeeOne, Dec 11, 2009 IP
  3. amitash

    amitash Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! Any more suggestions!
     
    amitash, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    CalebSpilchen Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    #4
    Try Forum Post Exchanges with other forums...

    There are tons looking to help post on your forum for this!
     
    CalebSpilchen, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    participate on similar forums, that should get you some visitors.
     
    webcosmo, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    Start with yourself and any friends you can convince to participate daily. I even recommend you create a handful of secondary accounts and talk with yourself. Create that Google food even if artificial it can benefit you long-term. Create social networking accounts. Begin interlinking them and your site. Work day in and day out for months if you must.

    Most forums fail because admins give up and can't handle the required workload. It's more intense than any other site. It can take a year or more for a forum to take off and it's success is never guaranteed. Also depending on genre and your own ability a forum may have a cap on it's success. If you niche is too small you'll never grow beyond a few hundred members. However if it's too broad it may not be attractive enough to those looking for a niche discussion. So choose wisely.

    Also choose a topic you are knowledgable in. Something you can easily sound like an expert and discuss every day. You have to be able to answer questions and offer strong replies to new members.

    Probably more of an answer than you need but read it well.
     
    RectangleMan, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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  7. amitash

    amitash Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for those wonderful tips.My forum's topic is mainly Computers and Support. I also deal with a webmaster section. Very soon ill post the link here for you all see.
     
    amitash, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    RectangleMan Notable Member

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    To me there is nothing worse than a webmaster forum owner asking webmaster advice on another webmaster forum. You have no businss running a webmaster community imho if you yourself are not a webmaster.
     
    RectangleMan, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    Rizzo Peon

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    Completely agree. As a forum owner of many years now, if i didn't know what i was talking about i never could have got it off the ground.
     
    Rizzo, Dec 11, 2009 IP
  10. amitash

    amitash Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Rizzo and RectangleMan
    I have been a webmaster for 4 years now, but this is my first forum and I have no experience running a forum although i can talk a lot about webmasters. Hence I was asking.
     
    amitash, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    participate on blogs! once you get a decent amount of members to join, start a contest and advertise it on all the other communities you're active on.
     
    taminder, Dec 11, 2009 IP
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    GeeOne Well-Known Member

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    Community building is really tough and need lots of patience, also money :)

    G!
     
    GeeOne, Dec 12, 2009 IP
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    Get your name out there. Post exchanges have helped me get some new content on my site. Join sites and put your link in the sig (as long as their rules allow it). You can't just expect them to come out of nowhere.
     
    Computer Head, Dec 12, 2009 IP
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    I don't quite agree with this statement. Successful communities can easily be built on tight budgets.
     
    NickR25, Dec 12, 2009 IP
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    I agree. I think they can too.
     
    Rizzo, Dec 12, 2009 IP
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    amitash Well-Known Member

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    I think im an seo expert. probably good seo will give better results and i also think that its more important than advertising or any other promotion.
     
    amitash, Dec 13, 2009 IP