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12:48 pm on Jul 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hey, my forum is about general topic, I wonder how to market it? I have tried to advertise in some other forums, yes I got visitors, yes I got new members, but they don't post. I also have several paid posters to make the forum look active, but still most of these natural visitors don't come back. How to make my forum have a lot of loyal members?
12:59 pm on July 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

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To start with is you site fully SEO'd - if not, a lot of hard work in promotion will be diminished.

6:46 am on July 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hey wokakaasli:)
From: frenzy77

Goto an engine and type in social media. That should help
you out:) Get on one of these and start talking. You may be surprised about what a following you might get:)

Hope that helps:)
Good luck:)

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The bad news is that a lot of forums simply don't achieve a critical mass. You need to differentiate your forum from others in the same niche.
10:41 am on July 10, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You need to be there on the forum 3 years + talking to yourself, welcoming new members, answering their questions authoritatively, sweating blood and tears... and then MAYBE it will take off.

Just letting you know what you're in for. I know it's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth for most forum admins if you truly want it to work.

SEO from the start is crucial.

8:44 am on July 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well, I have differentiate the forum layout and skin and even the concept from other forums but I still see most people do not come back, I also have posted under several fake names. Do you think it's a good idea to advertise in some big forums and also in adwords? I have started SEO but as always SEO always take longer effects.
11:11 pm on July 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Do not start with to many sections .. this will make it hard for you to talk to yourself.
Also, Make a section where you provide free stuff -related to your niche - to download.
4:55 pm on July 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Do not start with to many sections .. this will make it hard for you to talk to yourself.
Im on the same boat. I never knew Id enjoy talking to myself so much. ;)

Good luck!

Advice: dont beg your friends to post. Use that time and energy to post yourself using different Usernames.

 

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