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msg:1560087
 7:09 am on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi All,

I have a new forum set up. The question is, how do I get traffic? I mean, I get a decent number of views, but the # of registered users is still lagging at 5.

Any help?

Thanks.

[edited by: rogerd at 10:38 am (utc) on Feb. 15, 2005]
[edit reason] No URLs please... [/edit]

 

webdisease




msg:1560088
 12:26 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

the best way to get traffic to your forum is to put quality content on there. you can get quality content by

1. putting it together yourself
2. asking to license it from someone else in exchange for a link back to their site
3. there are also plenty of completely free content; check out wikipedia, creativecommons.org for some resources.

once you have good content on your site, attracting eyeballs will be easier, and you will have a good reason and something of value to offer when promoting your site.

if done properly, this can lead to a substantial revenue stream once your community is snowballing and growing quickly.

rogerd




msg:1560089
 2:45 pm on Feb 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

Check the Community Building Library [webmasterworld.com] for some good discussion about jumpstarting a new forum, getting lurkers to post, etc.

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