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Old 20th October 2015, 06:09 AM   #1
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Default How Can I Promote My Forum Site?

Hello members,
I need your help here.
I have created one eCommerce forum that is based on question and answers. The forum is for Indian online sellers and I want to make it use for online sellers who have queries related to selling and other topics.
Now, I want to increase members in the forum.
Please suggest me ways to promote my forums. What can I do for forum promotion.
You can also review the forum site and suggest me changes if you find any: http://sellerzone.in/

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Old 21st October 2015, 11:18 AM   #2
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Where does your target audience hang out now? Those are going to be good places to issue your invitations to join your new forum.

You need to make sure you're offering something they can't get already in other places. Otherwise, there's not going to be much incentive for them to sign up for your forum.

You may need to advertise. You may also want to identify a few "key influencers" among your audience, cultivate a relationship with them, and send them a personal invitation to join your forum (or even ask some to become moderators, which can be a good way to make sure they're more active members at least at first).

You will likely have to spend a lot of time posting discussion topics yourself at the beginning. The idea is to have plenty of new stuff waiting to spark discussions when others show up. This is something you will likely have to continue doing for a very long time, unless/until your forum reaches "critical mass" and starts generating enough discussion threads on its own.

Be prepared once you start getting traffic to spend a large part of your time dealing with spam. Just a fact of life for forum owners / administrators / moderators.

Getting a forum off the ground is a lot of hard work. Don't give up too soon -- it can take longer than you think. But in order for it to be successful, you must bring something unique to the table, whether it's a stellar team of moderators, or a different perspective on your topic, or a ton of top-notch information that can't be found elsewhere, or whatever. Otherwise, there's no real reason for anyone to join, much less come back regularly.


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Old 6th November 2015, 04:09 AM   #3

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keep posting good new topics and related replies for the question.Its automatically promote your forums sites.

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Old 9th November 2015, 05:56 AM   #4

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People always like to join updatable forum. Make sure you are posting something new, unique every day and replying existing thread. If you are posting something new thing, your existing members will follow.

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Old 10th November 2015, 02:57 AM   #5
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There are some forum sites that are related to your niche and I would recommend to join then be an active member. Establish your name by helping other members learn and also learning from other well experienced members.

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Old 16th November 2015, 01:09 PM   #6
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I've an idea for this,

Collect most of the top major micro job portals.
Fiverr, odesk, elance, freelancer, seoclerks and other major portals.

I think most of the top websites has a forum section. Join there, answer others questions for some days. Make your profile visible and standout among the crowd. Make anyone to trust your profile by getting good reputation marks in the third party forums. Then you can navigate any type of users to your forum section.

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Old 16th November 2015, 01:37 PM   #7

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Join relevant forums, participate in social media, do article marketing and share the URL as much as possible

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Old 18th November 2015, 07:13 AM   #8

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Me too having same concern on how to promote my forum effectively?
Here what i am doing currently-
Directory submission
Posting on similar forums
Sending invites

Thats it!!!
Any more suggestions please post here!!

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Old 26th November 2015, 04:37 AM   #9

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Default 5 Tips to Promote Your Site Via Forum

1.Shopping for a Forum

2.Use Your Profile

3.Use Your Signature

4.Start and Respond to Topics

5.Be Engaging to Engage Others

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Old 28th November 2015, 06:14 AM   #10

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With money or without?

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