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Ways to get people on your forum?

Post by Jellydonut on April 8th 2012, 11:27 pm

Hi, I've noticed that some forums get 1000+ members after being open for less than a month. For anyone with like, 500+ members, how do you do it? How do you get members to join and stay on your forum? My forum is doing fine, we have 90 members already, but the only members we get are ones that I've advertised to. Nobody has found our forum themselves. We don't have a domain, or any money to get one, maybe that's a factor in it?
Any tips on how to get people finding your forum?

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Re: Ways to get people on your forum?

Post by BryanR on April 9th 2012, 12:21 am

At the moment I haven't created any new forums that I own, anyways, you have to show people to your forum, sign up on other forums, and if they allow signatures, advertise your forum in a signature, that should help get new members. Very Happy

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Re: Ways to get people on your forum?

Post by Niko on April 9th 2012, 1:43 pm

Mmh... I think that they had already a forum, they closed it and all the members moved to it... They can also do SPAM in forumcommunity, etc...

I think... Razz

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Re: Ways to get people on your forum?

Post by DiamondDiva on April 9th 2012, 2:21 pm

Backlinking as BryanR mentioned above, is a great way to generate traffic to your forum. If you are part of a forum you like that doesn't allow this, add the URL of your forum into your profile, as you have done here. The key, I think is activity, and quality of posts. The better they are the more curious other members will become of what your forum is.

I imagine you are already promoting on social networking sites?

There are other options, forums/websites that are designed specifically to help you promote your forum. I know a few, so pm me and I'll give you details so that I'm not posting links. Otherwise, a quick search on google will give you that info.

I'm a little pushed for time, so my post is rushed. If I have more time later I'll stop by with a few other tips. These tips most certainly will not help you generate a ton of traffic over night, but long term they do work, I know from experience Wink

Oh...and yes, personally I do think a .com (etc) extension makes a difference. If you are having trouble affording it, have you considered asking your members to make donations to help? Even if each active member donates an affordable Ł1...that helps, right? Very Happy

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Re: Ways to get people on your forum?

Post by Guest on April 9th 2012, 3:22 pm

There are some similar topics already..! Smile

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Re: Ways to get people on your forum?

Post by Jophy on April 10th 2012, 1:34 am

Same topics:
http://help.forumotion.com/t39870-what-is-the-best-way-to-gain-members
http://help.forumotion.com/t50898-what-are-your-ways-to-advertise-your-forum

Next time please use the search function before creating a new topic. Thanks! Smile

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