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Increase your forum's ratings

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 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 donít 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 wonít be able to handle a traffic to your new Website, which means youíll have no chance at all of becoming well liked.

Of course, finding strong hosting is often easier said than done. The hosting industry has grown very popular in recent years, and this has lead to large numbers of companies offering various hosting services. But donít be fooled by their tricky ways of making it sound as if they are the best in the industry. We would recommend you partner up with a company that has a strong reputation and experience in the business. You might start at Web Hosting Search for reviews and other information to help you find the right fit.

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 didnít 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 itís really easy to do. Simply visit a Website that you like and ask the Webmaster if they are interested in a link exchange ó it doesnít 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 shouldnít end there. Social Media Optimization is probably just as important, since itís 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 ó donít 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 ó you might do more harm than good if you donít.

Obviously, donít 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 Flashô 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 donít be afraid to leave an open question. If this shouldnít do it, why not hold a contest? This will most likely get people talking about your site. The prize doesnít have to cost a fortune, since people like to compete regardless of what the award is ó 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 doesnít matter how many hours youíve 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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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Sandro on October 10th 2010, 8:16 am

Wow! Thanks for starting this thread, I've neglected all this, gonna go look into it all now Smile Quick question, how long does google take to update itself?

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thanks

Post by ElSeldor on November 14th 2010, 1:53 pm

wow thanks

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by myriad on November 24th 2010, 11:21 pm

@Cornelia wrote:Some Web diretories and topsites you can look for at these links :

Arrow http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&q=Web+directory&btnG=Search&meta=

It already worked Smile

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by empres1 on December 8th 2010, 12:48 pm

Omg yay!

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by LostmyPass on December 12th 2010, 5:29 am

Wait wait, how do you add your Forum to Google?

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by OguzhanKarahan on December 24th 2010, 11:10 pm

good subject

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by kirk on December 25th 2010, 9:21 am

test

Note to staff if you see a couple members quote my test with one of their own.
It's just something i am explaining for setting up the post order on forums. you know oldest post first or newest post fist, A to Z etc...

it wont be here long i will come back and delete them Smile


here is the thread just incase i forget or fall a sleep... lol
http://help.forumotion.com/t83419-thread-link-does-not-go-to-the-latest-post
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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Ghost24 on June 27th 2011, 2:09 am

I realy need help on my site and no one wants to help me so for the second time can a mod plz delet my profile plz and thank

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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by shawn.m on July 4th 2011, 11:04 pm

It's all about a high page rank for your forum, You can check your forum rank at http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php thebest way to improve this is to get as many backlinks to your website as you can Wink so get googleing and try to add your website to as many other websites as you can
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Re: Increase your forum's ratings

Post by Scrown_X on August 20th 2011, 5:38 am

Thanks for this , but it its slow like on some searching engines before its added..

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