How to promote a forum?

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How to promote a forum?

Post  Jani on Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:18 pm

There are many forums coming up daily... People (like me) think that running a forum is very easy, but after launching my own forum (www.smsbucket.com/forums) I found it very hard.

I mean you can promote your forum heavily and get the people registered but you can't tell for sure that all your registered members will be permanent posters.

What techniques would you suggest me to promote my forum?

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  zxlewi on Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:51 am

to promote a forum i suggest you hire someone like me Razz
loool
well that and just join other forums and tell em about your site either with a topic or a sig... they give the best members as they are active and like forums.... also provide keyphrase rich words in your forums so you get to the top of google Smile
hope this helps

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  Craig on Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:47 pm

Just advertise, go to as many other forums related to yours that allow advertising and post your link, use signatures effectively, stuff like that. There are services you can pay for to get you traffic also, once you have a good base of traffic others seem to swim into the flow and everything begins to work out.

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  Aran on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:45 am

Tell as many people as you know because word of mouth is a very effective way to spread it. I remember when gmail first came out, it was invitation only yet so many people had it, showing that word of mouth is very effective.

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  SportsFan429 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:46 am

Aran wrote:Tell as many people as you know because word of mouth is a very effective way to spread it. I remember when gmail first came out, it was invitation only yet so many people had it, showing that word of mouth is very effective.

Don't forget Maddox.

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  Aran on Thu Aug 28, 2008 12:47 am

SportsFan429 wrote:
Aran wrote:Tell as many people as you know because word of mouth is a very effective way to spread it. I remember when gmail first came out, it was invitation only yet so many people had it, showing that word of mouth is very effective.

Don't forget Maddox.

I love maddox he is so funny!! But yeah his website had 0 advertising and was only word of mouth yet his website is so popular. It has hundreds of thousands of hits yet he does not spend any money trying to get people to go to it. Very cool!

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  Craig on Thu Aug 28, 2008 6:58 am

Yeah, Maddox is pretty funny. A lot of the largest internet communities get such a great amount of hits because followers of the site's views feel as if they are exclusive for being part of a website that is not publicly advertised. 4chan is a pretty good example, it's nearly a cult following, but you don't hear so much about it.

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  Mclaren MP4-20 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:28 pm

when i started My forum , i've tried to go to some Blogs and write some comments using my forum url Smile , but having a Motorsport Forums isn't easy to get traffic Rolling Eyes .

Then youtube is A great idea to get traffic , i started uploading videos and got many views 10,000 For 1 video Very Happy and now my Forum is Famous Cool .

The best way is :
-Directory submission
-using SEO
-Google Adwords
-Blog comments
-Forum posts with your Forum url

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  lorelei on Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:27 pm

I see that many people who have forums hire people to post on their forums...
other methods would be a good SEO. you also have to be sure that the forum is easy to be found on google. I used to have a forum but it was dedicated to a musician and it wasn`t too hard to promote it since I knew lots of fans of that singer.

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Re: How to promote a forum?

Post  sportscrazy on Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:00 pm

In my opinion i think that u should take some things from other forums means their style and do with your forum
or u should advertise your forum in more traffic sites or other forums to improve your forum speed and quality.

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