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dtumacde



 
Msg#: 4685718 posted 7:45 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I recently started a niche focused wiki 6 weeks ago and started to generate decent traffic through reddit, facebook and twitter. On average I get 500 unique visitors per day, my problem is that I am having a hard time getting people to post content.

I would appreciate any ideas that wiki owners might have or tricks you have used to get people to post.

 

lucy24

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Msg#: 4685718 posted 9:13 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Will search engines get mad if you ask your friends to pre-seed the site with made-up posts? Sometimes people just don't like to be first.

ken_b

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Msg#: 4685718 posted 9:42 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

Did you seed the wiki?

If so, how many posts/articles?

dtumacde



 
Msg#: 4685718 posted 11:26 pm on Jul 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

so far I have posted about 50 articles and I am trying to divide my time between writing more and promoting the site.

what are your thoughts about incentives? I was thinking about giving away a few popular study guides that students use to pass their credentialing exams after graduation.

piatkow

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Msg#: 4685718 posted 11:45 am on Jul 23, 2014 (gmt 0)

At a guess a combination of the increasing reluctance by people to contribute anything more complex than a Tweet and perhaps others not realising that your wiki is open to contributions.

thecoalman

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Msg#: 4685718 posted 12:48 pm on Sep 7, 2014 (gmt 0)

I have a fairly active forum community and even with a built in community getting them to use the wiki for static articles was a giant flop.

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