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Post by Wiegraf on September 7th 2006, 10:33 am

First topic message reminder :

Share your experience and tell by what means you have increased your forums' ratings.

1. Add your forum's URL in the main research engines :

* Google - Most simple, but it takes time before your URL is added.
* Dmoz
* Yahoo
* MSN
* Altavista :
* Sapo (Portuguese)

* ... send us other URLs, we will add them


2. Add your forum's URL in specialized websites :

* Forum Search
* ...


3. Talk about your forum in other forums wich have approximatively the same subject

4. Talk about your forum in the Forum pomotion section

... what else Question

I leave this topic here for a while, so that you can give us websites/research engines you know to add them to the list, then this topic will be moved Here

Knight Wink


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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Death Magnetic on November 23rd 2008, 5:24 pm

I used the meta tags i got from google and MSN,
Msn registered my site straight away, still no google though.
I just feels good when you type your sites name into a search bar and see it come up in results.

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by endless013 on November 23rd 2008, 5:54 pm

@Death Magnetic wrote:I used the meta tags i got from google and MSN,
Msn registered my site straight away, still no google though.
I just feels good when you type your sites name into a search bar and see it come up in results.
You think that feels good try making your self the only one with your name on the net via google search... Unless someone is actually selling something called "endless013" or there are a series of something called "endless(#here)" You'll only find me... I got my main forum on google between 3 days and a week because I originaly gave it my name and then a week later we gave it the name it has now Laughing I know, cheep trick, but it worked...

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Dark Ray on December 13th 2008, 7:26 am

i could n`t add my forum in every where

please help me with that

my forum
http://dark-ray.darkbb.com/

thank you

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by smartadmin on January 11th 2009, 6:24 pm


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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Guest on January 28th 2009, 6:02 pm

www.gamesfriend.com

Will having a .com ending put it higher in the google listings?

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Valentine on February 9th 2009, 8:11 am

Thank u / I will try again For my affiliate program
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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Valentine on February 9th 2009, 8:19 am

ขอบคุณมาก หามานานแล้ว สมใจสักที

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Rok on February 16th 2009, 3:52 pm

When you search for something on Google, and it is one of your keywords, then it will appear in the Google Search. This is a very great way to achieve members.

To add keywords :

Admin Panel >

Display tab >

Homepage -- Generalities >

Scroll down to the Referencing : metatags section. Beside where "Keywords for your site
Words must be separated by a comma.
" is stated, enter some famous word searches. Some examples of famous wors searches would be :
Hannah Montana
Friday the 13th
Tony Hawk
• -Holidays- (Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving)
• -Famous Movies-
• -Famous Games-
• -Small, but used words- (and, the, in)

Make sure you Save the settings afterwards.
Written by me Wink

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Tarogasini on February 16th 2009, 4:47 pm

Interesting... Will do this. Very Happy

Thanks.

I never put any special attention to keywords otherwise.

Edit : i wanted to do your trick now and noticed that my keyword bar is limited and already full Sad I knew it was too good to be true Sad

How about additional meta tags ?

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Rok on February 18th 2009, 8:24 pm

Hmm, then try switching your potential words to different, used words.

For example, if you have something like free forum, you could change that to like frog care or something people would normally look up-- But, use something more popular than 'frog care' (lol) like Hannah Montana, Hotels, and ect.
Some that are googled don't even have to be related to your forum Wink



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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by pizza on March 16th 2009, 8:22 pm

but the bots never come to my website no matter how many times i submit it (except yahoo bot which comes occasionally)

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Guest on March 16th 2009, 8:26 pm

Any way of getting your site across google other that typing your sites name in? What I mean is:
I type Gamesfriend into google (no gaps) and it'll come up, I put gaps in and it's nowhere to be seen. So what I'm asking is, how can I spread my site across google?

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Rok on March 16th 2009, 11:36 pm

Just post a lot more messages, achieve mroe members, add Metatags (as I mentioned before), and just be patient. You'll get your forum activity.

My most successful forum has over 20,000 threads so far and over 400 members. I only got my forum this way because I be patient and wait for members to come. I usually spend time on all of my other forums and wait for activity every other week.

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Guest on April 1st 2009, 9:08 pm

I did the meta tags and descriptions yet when I type in the keywords for the description of my site into google, nothing about my site comes up.. Hmm

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by sukratisuhani on April 2nd 2009, 12:23 pm

I enjoyed topic and every useful replies , thnx for sharing buddy , hope to know some more ideas ?

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Blofeld on April 6th 2009, 5:41 pm

Thanks for this it has really helped!!! :wouhou:

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Rok on April 14th 2009, 9:30 pm

Your welcome guys.

You can also google up some free advertising forums such as http://forumansion.com

Just try promoting your forum anywhere you possibly can. If you go to a promotion forum and see that it's not being used much and the member count isn't very high, don't be fooled. That promotion forum can always get higher and higher in ratings. It only takes about 5 minutes to promote, so don't rush or skip anything.


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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Nelsaidi on April 14th 2009, 9:35 pm


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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Mystic_gohan2 on April 21st 2009, 10:23 am

i linked my forum in many website thanks

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Site advertising TOO HARD!

Post by Cyber Dome Prez on May 12th 2009, 11:06 pm

Could you please make adding sites to search engines easier? I tried google but it hasn't showed up for over a MONTH! and I'm sick of having just 8 people on my forum. It's been nearly a year since I first got the forum and I have made absolutely NO progress. Please help!

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Tropica on May 25th 2009, 1:52 pm

@Cyber Dome Prez wrote:Could you please make adding sites to search engines easier? I tried google but it hasn't showed up for over a MONTH! and I'm sick of having just 8 people on my forum. It's been nearly a year since I first got the forum and I have made absolutely NO progress. Please help!

Just read the link that Nelsaidi give. It is worthy.

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by TE Xifex on August 3rd 2009, 2:07 pm

Dogpile

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by The_18th_Letter on August 12th 2009, 3:54 pm


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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by ClubpenguinRox! on August 12th 2009, 3:56 pm

Yes but how do i add my site to a search engine?

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by smartadmin on February 13th 2010, 7:23 pm


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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Den108 on February 26th 2010, 1:10 am

kthx for the help

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Majella on March 13th 2010, 6:45 pm

Not sure I understand how to go about listing my group, are there instructions? LOL

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Post by anthonylau on April 10th 2010, 8:01 am

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by remmaada on June 27th 2010, 5:45 am

To achive that you should regulary update/improve your forum with new information.
You can also create an area for members to chillout a bit, whith games, funny stuff and things like that... That should make the members come more regulary to your forum Very Happy

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by ISnipedYourHead on June 28th 2010, 11:30 pm

Another way to get more Hits is make videos.
Some other ways:
1. Strong Hosting
This first point is mostly important for those who don’t have their own Website yet but eagerly want to create one. After you have selected your domain name, the next step is to choose a hosting plan. There are many good, affordable alternatives, but what professionals usually recommend is specialized blog hosting. This form of Web hosting allows you to set up a professional-looking Website in no time at all. Why is this important to mention when it comes to making your site more popular? Well, without strong hosting, you won’t be able to handle a traffic to your new Website, which means you’ll have no chance at all of becoming well liked.

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When it comes to hosting, you should compare the different features included with the plan. Make sure you are guaranteed at least 99.9% uptime and that customer support is easy to get hold of. You never know when you could need them. Likewise, it is also good to know exactly what kind of numbers in terms of disc space and bandwidth will you be allowed to use and manage. Some providers also forbid their clients to upload music or video files to their servers even if it is for personal use. It's important to ask customer support to resolve such issues before purchasing a plan. Some other things you might consider asking are whether your domain name registry information will be protected and how many different e-mail accounts will you be allowed to use as part of the hosting agreement.

2. Optimize Your Website

In order to be truly successful online, you will have to get a high ranking in search engines. To succeed in this, you should learn as much as you possibly can about search engine optimization (SEO). The subject of SEO is vast and can be quite daunting at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be able to see the benefits immediately and will probably wonder why you didn’t get started with it earlier. A few things you can do to get started are to make sure you're using the proper keywords and to write for your visitors as well as for search engines. Writing for search engines is important, since you want to get high rankings, and writing for visitors is of the essence because you want them to stick around and return to your Website.

When you are satisfied with the keywords and content on your site, it is time to start working with link building. Search engines determine much of the value of a certain page/site by looking at the number of inbound links. Link exchange is one of the most popular and successful ways to get a good rank on search engines, and it’s really easy to do. Simply visit a Website that you like and ask the Webmaster if they are interested in a link exchange — it doesn’t have to be any more complicated than that.

Having something interesting and distinctive on your page is a great way to attract potential link partners. For example, if you are running a Website about domain names, why not add a domain name availability checker to your homepage? It will most likely attract links from other sites related to the niche, and people will tend to come back again if they want to know whether a domain is available or not. Try to be extra creative to set yourself apart from competitors.

3. Take Advantage of Social Media Optimization
Even though SEO should be a big part of your site optimization, it shouldn’t end there. Social Media Optimization is probably just as important, since it’s one of the strongest marketing tools available today. A social media optimization campaign should include a few different things. First, make sure the content on your site or blog is relevant to your topic and not out of date. Visit similar sites and join the discussion in leaving comments on posts/articles — don’t be afraid to say what's on your mind. Make yourself visible on Facebook and MySpace. Three other sites that can be useful for social media optimization are Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube. The two latter ones are not always applicable. Make sure you only take advantage of them when the time is right — you might do more harm than good if you don’t.

Obviously, don’t forget to include outbound links to your Website on any social media site you utilize. Even if your link has a "nofollow" attribute attached to it (e.g. like in Facebook), you will still attract new visitors and potential customers to the site. Lastly, your campaign should be built on friendly platforms, such as CoffeeCup Flash™ Blogger, which make it easy to create and edit content.

4. Get Your Visitors Involved
A crucial point to make your site grow in the number of visitors is by getting them involved. Try to write in a personal style, and don’t be afraid to leave an open question. If this shouldn’t do it, why not hold a contest? This will most likely get people talking about your site. The prize doesn’t have to cost a fortune, since people like to compete regardless of what the award is — it's human nature.

Other easy ways of getting your visitors involved is by including a forum on your site or the possibility to comment on your posts/articles. Everyone wants to express their own personal ideas and thoughts on topics, and by allowing them doing so, you also increase the chance of visitors returning to see how was their feedback appreciated. As an added bonus, if the topic is extra popular, the discussion could attract interest from other Websites as well!

5. Emphasize Usability in Your Design

Investing in a good design is more important than some people seem to think. With a beautiful design, you will grow in trust among your readers/visitors. An important fact to remember is not over-designing the Website. It doesn’t matter how many hours you’ve put into designing the site if no one understands how to use it. Let some non-Internet-savvy friends navigate through your Website before launching it at a full scale. If they find it easy, so will the rest of your visitors.

It is difficult to say exactly what makes a beautiful and functional design. What looks good to one person might seem terrible for another. However, there are basic trends in Web design, and if you follow these, you can be sure to please most of your visitors. A few popular Web design trends for 2009 are multi-column layouts, large illustrations, and lots of white space.

If you wish to stay on the safe side, then it is a good call to make the layout and design features on the page easily accessible and simple to understand. Try to use standard coding and avoid over-the-top Flash animations. Some people may have browser settings that prevent them from viewing Flash, which means you might lose valuable visitors. Try to think how the visitor thinks, and your Website will grow more popular and respected day after day.

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