netmeg - 8:39 pm on Jun 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
Unfortunately for some of us (forums) - ain't possible. It's easy to forget we're not all in the same segment (I'm guilty of that too).
You keep saying that. I for one am a subscriber or member of at least five forums (including this one) where I have to PAY to access certain information, and I gladly do it. Some of them have public and private sections, and some are all private. Which means no Google. And yet they survive - even thrive. There *are* other ways to get traffic to forums (including branding them) If you believe there aren't, then the writing is on the wall.