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Post by jb_2999 on March 28th 2009, 7:38 am

can you tell me how to gain members?

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Doctor Inferno on March 28th 2009, 9:29 am

Provide something which makes guests come back for more. They will register eventually.

Or provide a service they can get no where else which will make them register.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by magicm00n on March 28th 2009, 10:51 am

Promoting your forum will also help gain members. Arrow Click here

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Jalokim on March 28th 2009, 11:06 am

Provide something new , something fun , something innovative.
As dr inferno said... if you have something that stands out its only a matter of time before you get flooded.

Also advertise a bit here, a bit there.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by jb_2999 on March 28th 2009, 11:36 am

its so hard to keep guests on your forum,, they will just look the forum and go away,,, why is that???

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Post by magicm00n on March 28th 2009, 1:47 pm

@jb_2999 wrote:its so hard to keep guests on your forum,, they will just look the forum and go away,,, why is that???

As Jalokim said, provide something new , something fun , something innovative and then maybe they'll stay.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by jb_2999 on March 28th 2009, 2:09 pm

what are ways to adveertise my forum??

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by RoxyChick on March 28th 2009, 4:06 pm

If you have money you can use Google Adwords. Or ask niche sites if you can have a banner of your forum put up.

These can be expensive avenues, but eventually (if you're forum is good) you will get more members.

You could also try getting sponsorship and get money that way to advertise, but your site will need to be amazing for that to happen.

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Post by Dr Blue Socks on April 9th 2009, 6:15 am

Pester your friends, I've only got a few users but I'm happy. To be honest I don't want the place over run with people.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Jalokim on April 9th 2009, 10:38 am

@jb_2999 wrote:what are ways to adveertise my forum??
any method is good.

I recommend affiliates with bigger sites...
Or get something more personal - a partnership or sister site program. If you make a sister site with a forum you are almost founder of both forums... so each forum helps the other get better. This is one of the harderst affiliates but its almost 100% certain to generate more people.


Something I don't recommend (seriously don't do this)
DON"T sign up your forum for some free (higher, more , extra) traffic sites. These services register your forum to their system but they never really give you any traffic. All you get is spam mail every second day. !!! don't!
If they are all about increasing your traffic and some other bubbly wobbly ... NO!
Look out for web pro site ... or something like that


And topsites ... they seem fine at first but if you don't have pageviews your forum will not increase on the lists. Use a topsite as soon as your forum generates a constant amount of new members a month and a constant post income.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Doctor Inferno on April 9th 2009, 11:47 am

@RoxyChick wrote:If you have money you can use Google Adwords.

In my opinion, AdWords don't get you real members 95% of the time. You will only get traffic.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Moldienut on April 9th 2009, 1:24 pm

I have a forum and I am running out of places to put it in order to gain members. I tried posting it in all places I can think of but nothing is working. I even promoted it to friends as well and nothing has worked. Can anybody give me any more tips about how to get more members and activity? I tried all there is in order to do it and I've even promoted it here and nothing has worked either.
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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Dreamlimix on April 9th 2009, 7:35 pm

you might want to advertise at sites like:

http://forumadvertiser.com/
forumpromotion.net

These sites can help you alot, trust me, i got alot of members from there!

you need to keep advertising at sites then you'll get members!


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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Kitai on April 12th 2009, 11:04 pm

I've been interested to discover new ways too, so thanx for not only asking, but thanx to everyone who answered.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Splytte on April 14th 2009, 2:38 am

Just provide something interesting, if loads of people like it, they will join...

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Master Marc on April 14th 2009, 11:49 pm

Hello Jb_2999
Well,you can befriend people on other sites,and when your friends with them,you can tell them about your site,and maybe they will join.

You can also use a bulletin-board[don't know what they call it] on the roads to advertise your site so drivers and people in the car can see what your site is about.

You can pay to advertise your site on the newspaper.

Basic:
-Get your site added to the popular search engines
-Come up with very interesting stuff,so members wouldn't be bored and leave forever

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Guest on April 15th 2009, 1:32 am

This is a post that I make on all the forums that people start on my servers.

To obtain members:

Make you site look attractive, first impressions last a life time.

Take it easy with flashing text and images.

Narrow colors to 3-4.

Be sure to let your friends know about the site.

Always post a link to your site in your profile and signatures of sites you are a member on.

Proper grammar!!!!

Don't abuse your "admin powers"

Be neutral in any and all forum problems.

Just because you don't like a idea of a member; see what the rest of the members think of the idea, if they like it, then add it!

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Post by Jazeon on April 18th 2009, 6:57 am

Making something very unique.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Sarah098 on May 5th 2009, 3:24 am

You can try Kalapo.com. They let you place an ad on their front page if you're willing to spend a few minutes bumping it to the top.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Toddseahawks on May 5th 2009, 4:39 am

How about offer moneys for each post your members post. Your board should be going like gangbusters in no time! :wouhou:

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by ConMan77777777 on May 10th 2009, 6:28 am

A few good ways to get members is to make sure your forum topic is exiting Smile
What I did for my forum to make it intresting was put a mario game embed in the portal!
Also, if you would like to get more members by getting an arcade, make sure only members have access to it! Smile That will make guests want to join more. Very Happy

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Walshy95 on May 10th 2009, 11:20 pm

Advertise your forum on other forums, place your forum link in your profile and maybe your signature.

Put your site on popular search engines like Google ect, ect...

And submit your forum to sites like topsites.com ect...

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Post by gosgirl on May 19th 2009, 5:21 am

Offer something interesting which makes guests come back for more.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by venusrose on May 19th 2009, 6:24 am

If you are popular in another site like...lets say you have a very popular account that people view (blogs, forums, etc).

If your forum is based on a specific subject in which you are able to make videos on youtube, and your youtube channel and videos are popular, you can link to your forum from there. Though they should be related.

Getting subscribers on youtube or maybe other similar sites that millions of people go to, and you get enough "friends" there with the same interest, it can help. But all that depends on your type of forum and what it's about. And this might take dedication as well.

I think that's the only suggestion I can make that isn't already mentioned above because I've seen some forums flourish with around 200 members based on that alone without any topsites, advertisements or google ads. Though they can get further with topsites and more ads.

That's a way I've actually been exposed to some specific forums.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on May 19th 2009, 12:19 pm

@venusrose wrote:If you are popular in another site like...lets say you have a very popular account that people view (blogs, forums, etc).

If your forum is based on a specific subject in which you are able to make videos on youtube, and your youtube channel and videos are popular, you can link to your forum from there. Though they should be related.

Getting subscribers on youtube or maybe other similar sites that millions of people go to, and you get enough "friends" there with the same interest, it can help. But all that depends on your type of forum and what it's about. And this might take dedication as well.

I think that's the only suggestion I can make that isn't already mentioned above because I've seen some forums flourish with around 200 members based on that alone without any topsites, advertisements or google ads. Though they can get further with topsites and more ads.

That's a way I've actually been exposed to some specific forums.


I managed to get thousands of members without any of those methods. :wouhou:

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by venusrose on May 22nd 2009, 7:10 am

@Doctor Inferno wrote:
I managed to get thousands of members without any of those methods. :wouhou:

That's great for you. ^-^ I was just suggesting a way that some people have done that may not have been mentioned.

Adding on to the "how to get members to stay": I find the look and feel of a forum also has a factor for people coming back. I find some very tedious to navigate ones (too much clicking and too many subforums) does that.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Dark Takua on May 22nd 2009, 8:22 am

Advertise to your friends, Promotion, and become Affiliates with other forums.

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by Zenibi on June 8th 2010, 10:31 am

well theres plenty of ways but the trick is that if your forum aint attractable, fun, etc. then you wont be keepin them visitors for long

so goodluck with that and hope it helps

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by dominick on June 15th 2010, 6:08 am

Just keep your forum interesting. Smile Proper marketing and good relations. Smile

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Re: what is the best way to gain members

Post by phio69 on June 17th 2010, 2:35 pm

[quote="Jalokim"Something I don't recommend (seriously don't do this)
DON"T sign up your forum for some free (higher, more , extra) traffic sites. These services register your forum to their system but they never really give you any traffic. All you get is spam mail every second day. !!! don't!
If they are all about increasing your traffic and some other bubbly wobbly ... NO!
Look out for web pro site ... or something like that[/quote]

how can we really distinct these two types of traffic sites? I'm not familiar for them so thanks in advance for explaining, hehe~

well, for me, first of all, be unique. it might hard to get members at first, but do enough advertisement and I bet people will come. generate constant number of posts everyday and make quality topics and posts that encourage people to join in the discussion. and lastly, of course, massive advertising, not spamming. ^^ join tons of sites, advertise here and there on threads and signatures, etc.

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