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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 17th 2016, 2:39 pm

Hi,
I am trying to get new members and I see you can do something with Google & Bing as Bots..How do I do this to advertize my Group for PSPer's and People who want tags, but don't PsP...Play games, do PSP Challenges, etc..I DON'T want to be spammed & we are a ladies only Group...How do I get this out there in the public domain SAFELY?
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Post by skouliki on November 17th 2016, 2:50 pm

hello

how about create a group/page on FB and Twitter
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Post by Jadster on November 17th 2016, 4:17 pm

Hello @GrayceeJewel1,
I can see you are fairly new to Forumotion so here are a few tips on helping to advertise your forum.

1. Creating a Facebook Fan Page / Twitter Account for your forum like what @skouliki mentioned above.

2. Using the Forum Promotion area here on Forumotion is another great way to open up a topic specifically for your forum to announce updates, changes, and such. Just to help get people to notice it.

3. Get some advertising graphics made. Such as userbars or affiliate images that your members on your forum can use to promote your forum on other websites that they visit. The userbar can be put in a signature on other forums that allow members to use them so that is a way to link back to your forum.

4. Use other forums to help promote. There are lots of other forums and websites out there to help promote your forum and get your name out there. Don't just use 1 or 2 websites to promote, otherwise it may take a lot longer to get noticed.

5. Request a review here on Forumotion. The review team and members who complete reviews can help give you some ideas on where your forum may be lacking that may or may not be obvious to visitors going to see your forum and they can help give some ideas on what you can improve on to make your forum stand out a bit more.

Hope some of these tips help out a bit more for you!

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Post by skouliki on November 17th 2016, 7:56 pm

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Post by SLGray on November 17th 2016, 9:39 pm

Search engine bots came to your forum automatically.  They can only index what guests can see.  You can help them by sharing content from your forum by using the social media buttons on your forum.


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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 18th 2016, 2:52 pm

How do I share the button? AND I got a new member in that I didn't authorize, so what did I do wrong when you told me what to do to make it just ADMINS to let them in? Would you show me that Panel again? Sorry...

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Post by skouliki on November 18th 2016, 3:05 pm

@GrayceeJewel1 wrote:How do I share the button? AND I got a new member in that I didn't authorize, so what did I do wrong when you told me what to do to make it just ADMINS to let them in? Would you show me that Panel again? Sorry...

your previous thread about authorization
http://help.forumotion.com/t148905-people-becoming-members-without-my-approval#1030150


now 

check this
http://help.forumotion.com/t138619-twitter-and-facebook-widgets-on-your-forum

also
http://help.forumotion.com/t138643-how-to-set-up-google-webmaster-tools-for-your-forum
http://help.forumotion.com/t143547-add-more-share-buttons-to-your-toolbar

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If you want to activate the facebook "Like" system, go into your ACP ...modules ..social networks .. "Like" button on



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<div align="center" id="FM_widget_share"></div>
 
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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 18th 2016, 8:30 pm

I'm sorry..This is way too high a level of Computer than I am used to and really am afraid to do anything that would cause me problems...I appreciate your help, but I need a computer guru to understand any of it... Waaa

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Post by tylercole on November 18th 2016, 8:49 pm

Hi I am trying to follow the instructions on http://help.forumotion.com/t138643-how-to-set-up-google-webmaster-tools-for-your-forum

Where it says referencing : metatags
"name" attribute: ( What do I put here?)
"content" attribute: (what goes here?)
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Post by skouliki on November 18th 2016, 9:26 pm

I'm sorry..This is way too high a level of Computer than I am used to and really am afraid to do anything that would cause me problems...I appreciate your help, but I need a computer guru to understand any of it... Waaa

it's not hard .. just follow the steps and if you need anything we can help you all the way  Hello

the first step is to activate the like button

If you want to activate the facebook "Like" system, go into your ACP ...modules ..social networks .. "Like" button on

 and open a group or a page to facebook and twitter to advertise your forum
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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 18th 2016, 9:41 pm

I did the LIKE button and have a Group already on FB, but no one is paying attention to it...

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Post by brandon_g on November 18th 2016, 9:45 pm

Hello,

On Facebook you really have to actively promote your group and page, just share it among your friends and stuff and eventually people will see it. Those social media is an excellent way to promote your forum. I do it and it seems to be successful.

I can't think of a better way to advertise a site then social media (well other then google of course).

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Post by skouliki on November 18th 2016, 9:45 pm

try making some events on your forum or contests
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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 18th 2016, 10:43 pm

We are having a Christmas Tag Auction on 12/1, but members already know that..

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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 24th 2016, 1:41 pm

Now I have these ads appearing on my pages again:
- Similar topics
» "GOING HOME"
» Hockey puck home plate delete
» There's No Place Like Home
» Saying Hi...and dont try this at home!!!
» Home made power supply

Is this what happens if I want to get new members? How do I get rid of this without losing the ability to get new members as you have told me already? I DO NOT like seeing these pages...
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Post by skouliki on November 24th 2016, 3:58 pm

hello you can spend credits to remove them 

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Post by SLGray on November 24th 2016, 11:11 pm

@GrayceeJewel1 wrote:Now I have these ads appearing on my pages again:
- Similar topics
» "GOING HOME"
» Hockey puck home plate delete
» There's No Place Like Home
» Saying Hi...and dont try this at home!!!
» Home made power supply

Is this what happens if I want to get new members? How do I get rid of this without losing the ability to get new members as you have told me already? I DO NOT like seeing these pages...
TY Graycee
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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 25th 2016, 12:58 am

I already did pay for NO ADS for 1 year...How many times do i have to pay for the same thing???

Sat 5 Nov - 9:44 Ads disabled for members Add 12 months without ads - 1000Empty

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Post by SLGray on November 25th 2016, 1:12 am

@SLGray wrote:
@GrayceeJewel1 wrote:Now I have these ads appearing on my pages again:
- Similar topics
» "GOING HOME"
» Hockey puck home plate delete
» There's No Place Like Home
» Saying Hi...and dont try this at home!!!
» Home made power supply

Is this what happens if I want to get new members? How do I get rid of this without losing the ability to get new members as you have told me already? I DO NOT like seeing these pages...
TY Graycee
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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 25th 2016, 8:30 am

I have already seen what you have posted twice...I have done that...

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Post by SLGray on November 25th 2016, 10:11 am

So it has not removed them when you turn it off?


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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 25th 2016, 2:48 pm

I turned it off now, but won't that stop Guests from viewing my forum...which is what I want..or does that not make a difference?
I want Guests to view us, but not the ADS on the bottom..Am I confusing you?LOL

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Post by SLGray on November 25th 2016, 7:09 pm

Those links are only links to other forums hosted by Forumotion that has similar topics.  It does help bring in guests.  If no similar topics are found, there will be no similar topics links under your topics on your forum.


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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 26th 2016, 8:48 am

Hi,
First of all, I turned OFF the Traffic Exchange button...so I won't see the other like forums.
Secondly, none of the ads were anything that related to me..Hockey? Home Made Power Supply? I don't think so...so how does this help me by keeping the Traffic Button on if it has offered nothing that relates to me? Just curious..

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Post by Luffy on November 26th 2016, 10:51 am

Some affiliation with other forums may bring some more members too.





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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 26th 2016, 1:30 pm

So leave it on or off? And I DO NOT want males in the Group, so most of the Forums I have seen so far look to be male or NOT interested in PSP(making tags)..
Also How do these other forums see my Group?

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Post by SLGray on November 26th 2016, 8:02 pm

If you are looking for a certain group of members, you will need to advertise to that group.


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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 27th 2016, 1:13 pm

Then how do I advertise to the Groups of PSPers(Tag-Making)?
I don't know the names of any and wouldn't that be considered spamming from my end? I would feel that someone was trying to steal my members if I saw someone's ad on my Group..Do you understand my meaning?

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Post by brandon_g on November 27th 2016, 1:43 pm

The best ways to advertise are social media and word of mouth (having your members tell their friends about the forum, etc).

You could also go to psp forums and try seeing if advertising in a certain section is permitted (many forums do) and in this way you could advertise on those forums without breaking their rules.

Overall, all you can do is try your best to advertise the forum in as many ways as you can and hope people like what they see and join.

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Post by GrayceeJewel1 on November 28th 2016, 3:30 pm

All of the PSP forums I have belonged to DO NOT allow advertising in their Group or i would have done it already, so i am back to square one, so TY anyway...

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