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How to get traffic to a new forum?


12:47 pm on Sep 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have a forum, but I don't know how to get traffic, more visitors? Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

2:54 pm on Sept 25, 2008 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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For starters, read these threads about starting up a new forum:

Starting a Web Community [webmasterworld.com]

The ABC of Building a Successful Forum [webmasterworld.com]

These threads are a few years old, but most of the advice still applies.

Starting up a forum with no traffic is difficult - it helps to have another part of the site that can drive traffic. You could consider forming an alliance with someone else in your space (who has high traffic) based on cross-promotion.

12:14 pm on Sept 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thank you very much, I am going to study this info very carefully.


5:19 am on Oct 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Get your friends in on the action, some articles on your forums topic in relevant forums etc.. a forum doesn't have 0 - 200 members over night remember.

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