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Any ideas on exploiting my new forum to get people posting?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by CaptainKing, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. CaptainKing

    CaptainKing BANNED BANNED

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    I have created a forum site ...CommunityStockMarket.com...

    Don't be deceived by the "42" members. They are all spam bots that signed up before I wrapped my forum in a nice heavy duty condom for some serious spam protection haha. ;)
    However some spam still manages to come through :( I need some good free spam protection for vbulletin :cool: So please leave some suggestions.

    ANYWAYS...

    How can I start getting a few first members to start posting?

    Whitehat, blackhat, pinkhat.... whatever hat.... I'm open to any suggestions! My ultimate goal is to get some traffic going and then sell add space

    Also, feel free to join and leave some posts if they are related to stock trading!
     
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  2. khemikal233

    khemikal233 Newbie

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    create your own account and start to post cool things.
    pay ppl to post

    fake users posts done by you
     
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  3. CaptainKing

    CaptainKing BANNED BANNED

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    Thanks, I have already done the fake posts. Paying someone hmmmm, I might have to look into that.
     
  4. poweronics

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    Getting some paid forum posters is the best way to kick start a forum. You can get cheap ones for as low as 10 cents per post.
     
  5. the_demon

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    There are people out there w/ services and bots that auto populate forums with thousands of scraped posts. This is a great way to kickstart a forum. Though, if you want to go the white hat route. Just hire some people.
     
  6. CaptainKing

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    Where can I find this for 10cents a post???
    The cheapest I have found was 25cents a post... :(
     
  7. toughtrasher

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    Also need help kickstarting a forum.
    I'm thinking of doing it myself too, since I can't get banned from my own forum, I'll just create a few user accounts and post away.
    I'll also pay people. Looking for the cheap 10 cents a post ones lol.
     
  8. Neo240

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    The best forum Posters are available at Postloop. Try them out, you will get quality content.

    Just click on my sig and register there. You can also earn free points by posting on other forums too.

    I would like to see your forum on there too, and send me a PM, I will get my friends to post some quality threads over there.

    BTW Postloop is like 8-10 cents per post. And you can select the quality of people you want to post in your forum.

    They have a scale of 5. I am a 4.3 myself. All decent writers have a rating of 4. So make sure you do that while setting up the forum thread in there.
     
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  9. Impulse

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    Thanks for sharing and the review. I think its actually postloop dot com.
     
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  10. TheMatrix

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    Fake activity is the key when starting a new forum. People will not post, register even, if they see nothing is going on.
     
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  11. markhenry121

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    In which field your forum will be related and try to put threads of current topic of related category?
     
  12. CaptainKing

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    Are there any methods of copying threads from another forum and adding them to my vbulletin? Other than me doing each post individually...
     
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    I think It is against BHW rules to discuss other forums or advertise your new Forums..
     
  14. huykun

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    Just do incentives. Let people have certain stuff for free only if they post 10 times, or so.

    Just get creative. People love incentives.
     
  15. CaptainKing

    CaptainKing BANNED BANNED

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    Is there a plugin or software for this? I can't figure out how to set this on vbulletin. How can I set it so new members can't post links for their first 15 posts or something

    :D
     
  16. huykun

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    You have to make different user groups with different permissions.

    Such as Newbies (0-15 posts) (no live link permission)
    then the next ranking (16-30) (Live link permission, but no image in sig)
    then the next next ranking ( 31-60) (live link + image in sig)

    etc.

    You'll find tons of tutorials on how to enable permissions for certain groups.
     
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    Search for a forum leecher
     
  18. Isis

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    Send me a PM and I will do some posting for you to help you get it started. No charge. I've done it for a few friends and even agreed to be a moderator to help kick start a few forums (Ugh!).

    Why? Well, it doesn't take but a few minutes to help someone else and you never know when I might need a bit of help myself.
     
  19. huykun

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    Forum leecher does work, but they all come from one username, so it won't look like there's much going on.

    It is, however, a good way to fill in a forum for the beginning aha.
     
  20. Virtualz

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    start posting some valueable info there to get it going I did not see too many posts there to make it safe to post.