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Anyone got any?

 

Did you try banner ads or Joint promotion to get more members?

 

Any giveaways or anything of the sort?

 

How do you manage to get new members?

 

Just leave it on SEO or hope that you get members?

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New members to a new forum?

 

I usually go for SEO and promotion on other forums (sigs etc).

 

I don't expect may people will join a community after clicking on a banner. Just a personal preference..

 

I agree with the banner too. How successful is posting in other forums? Do you go for high traffic sites or medium ones? How effective are they?

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I agree with the banner too. How successful is posting in other forums? Do you go for high traffic sites or medium ones? How effective are they?

 

Depends.. I usually post on forums that resonate with my forum's niche. this does help get some traffic, and a lot of sign ups as well, if you contribute well to the forum.

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Depends.. I usually post on forums that resonate with my forum's niche. this does help get some traffic, and a lot of sign ups as well, if you contribute well to the forum.

 

So how long do they take on an average to get results? A month or a few weeks?

 

I am testing with advertising through forum networks but not getting decent amount of traffic.

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Well, to get more members I think having great contents would be the first. I think gaining members by advertising isn't an option it's a must. You would really need to advertise to gain members. Although if you're content is really great and everyday or every week you deliver a great content to the people I'm pretty sure you won't need to advertise too much but that's a long shot. We need to advertise to gain members, simple as that.

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Anyone got any?

 

Did you try banner ads or Joint promotion to get more members?

 

Any giveaways or anything of the sort?

 

How do you manage to get new members?

 

Just leave it on SEO or hope that you get members?

Two words : Google adwords ! :)

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Anyone got any?

 

Did you try banner ads or Joint promotion to get more members?

 

Any giveaways or anything of the sort?

 

How do you manage to get new members?

 

Just leave it on SEO or hope that you get members?

 

Well first of all create a god looking site ,then just promote it wehre ever you can giveaway some things . Work hard on the forum and be friendly and promote where ever whenever you can. The more the better :D

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Advertising a REALLY new forum will actually do you no good.

You need to find a few contributing members, as said above maybe with sigs on other forums and whatnot. Once you catch those few good members, advertising can begin because sure people might visit, but without any contributing members no one will join an empty forum.

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Well in order to actually get members, not simply just visits, you have to go a little above and beyond the call.

 

You can't simply show yourself to the world and say why people should join. You have to show the visitors why they should join. Like be a little more interactive, have events and contests, etc.

 

Just be a little outside the box about it.

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Experience with advertising?

 

I tried Facebook ads. I first created a fan page for my forum, then I paid real $ for the FB ads. It got me 800+ fans for the page, yet none seem to join the forum. I used prize money in a contest for the most dedicated member...it was easy money and multiple people "liked" the wall post on the page, yet nobody seems to be interested enough to actually join the forum.

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ridwan and dexterlab hit the nail on the head there. There is no point in advertising until you have something to advertise, and in order to have something to advertise you have to do it yourself first.

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ridwan and dexterlab hit the nail on the head there. There is no point in advertising until you have something to advertise, and in order to have something to advertise you have to do it yourself first.

 

Right. Growing a forum is somewhat like growing a garden. If you just have an empty plot of land and expect things to grow by themselves, then you are very likely to get just weeds. So you need to put some time and effort into planting some good topics, nurture them with posts and ripostes. If you keep that up, they will bear fruit.

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Right. Growing a forum is somewhat like growing a garden. If you just have an empty plot of land and expect things to grow by themselves, then you are very likely to get just weeds. So you need to put some time and effort into planting some good topics, nurture them with posts and ripostes. If you keep that up, they will bear fruit.

 

I am so using this analogy in future!!! Thats an excellent way of putting it

 

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