Attracting users to a forum?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by irdeto, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. irdeto

    irdeto Regular Member

    Mar 18, 2010
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    Hey guys,

    I was wondering if anyone can give me advice on how to bring new user registrations to a forum?

    I have a forum I have opened based on cosmetic surgery.

    It's actually not a money maker or anything like that. More of a community forum I want to build that may rely on income by advertisers (ie, cosmetic surgeons).

    but I guess I am just a little confused about how these forums start out?

    how do people find them?

    what do i need to do to get people to find it and register?

    any information and advice would be appreciated. black hat or white hat - as long as it brings me people interested in cosmetic surgery :)
  2. kaplan

    kaplan Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Oct 11, 2010
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    The first step is generating content, people won't sign to an empty forum.
    In my experience if you can post popular questions and give a good answers to it you can promote it in blogs, other forums and search engines.
  3. orfeusmedia

    orfeusmedia Newbie

    Nov 11, 2010
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    First you will need content even if it is a duplicate one...nobody will stay on a an empty forum and offcourse you need also some quality content and do some SEO for your main keywords like: cosmetic surgery forum,cosmetic surgery success....

    Getting real members is very dificult, and keeping them in the forum is harder.

    Good luck
  4. exchageis

    exchageis Registered Member

    Apr 16, 2009
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    Deffinatly you need to create some content/posts I would recomend researching what questions and information your forum users would be most interested in and writing posts around these, then get some direct ) in-bound links (and indirect inbound links via web 2.0 properites to these forum pages.

    I would also recomend promoting these forums posts via facebook.