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Can NEW forums be successful in 2017?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by MeowDaddy, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. MeowDaddy

    MeowDaddy Newbie

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    How hard is it to make a successful forum in 2017? And when I say 'successful' I'm talking a lot of members signing up and alot of posts/engagement. Is it hard to make a new forum nowadays, would I have to invest alot of money in advertising? Or am I just way off here and new forums are thriving in 2017?
     
  2. javabro

    javabro Power Member

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    it was hard in 2007.
    it is hard in 2017.
    it will be hard in 2027.
     
  3. Peter Ngo

    Peter Ngo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Everything is hard, we are talking about online business so there is no exception.

    But if you have proper business and marketing plan, it "should" work, try to do things differently. Fail or succeed, you will earn or learn something from it.

    The moree you learnnnn the moreeee you earnnnn, knawwwwlidge!
     
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    Awesome post btw. Right on the money (lolz).

    Couldn't really say much past that. Starting any business is 'hard', but if you put the time, effort, and work in, you'll either learn something or make money doing what you're doing. As far as what deems a forum "successful" is really up to you as well. What do you want out of it? Do you want 1 million+ users? Or do you just want like 5,000? Do you want money from it at all? How much? All up to you homie!
     
  5. redarrow

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    Any forum can be very succesfull , it promotting it correctly and getting users intrested in your forum .

    Help forums attract many users .

    Think out the box and your be fine

    Forums are used to get really heigh piwefull links even today .

    Infact there users that swear by using forums to earn all there cash from .
     
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    What will be your forum, its time for live social forums, not like traditional forums, people wants fast answers. If you have that it will be successful.
     
  7. Vladamir

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    go on flippa type in forum in the search, look at the other sites their earnings and sometimes they will write what tactics their even using. I actuallly just went on and saw a site similar to the forum were on being sold haha. That would be a good place to start. In regards to SEO I know google made it harder to rank some forum pages and devalued alot of links from them however if its a user community it wont matter much since the bulk of the success depends on returning userbase

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    Site with 19,880 uniques/mo making $521/mo
    2 year-old AdSense & Seo service based crowdfunding site making $774/mo on 146,753 pageviews monthly"
     
  8. back2form

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    "Successful Forum" is not with the lots of Members signing Up
    "Successful Forum" is not with the lots of posts & engagement.
    "Successful Forum" is not with the lots of money to invest in advertising.

    then ?

    "Successful Forum" is with the hands of #Forum Management ( i.e .. how good they manage & maintain the forum #clean, #Safe & Engaging )
    "Successful Forum" is with the hands of #Team Members ( i.e .. No single members in the Team works for money, they should work as a volunteers to bring the forum successful )
    "Successful Forum" is with the hands of #Forum Members (i.e .. how good the members engaged in the forum with useful posts & replies )

    As the Result :
    The Rest of all other Members start Loving the Place, that brings more new member to signing up & when they see informative posts & replies, they also engaged with their useful posts.

    if this Cycle goes on for the years without any interruption!

    One day, You will get to know #Forum got successful & the secret behind the success is #Forum Management, #Team member & #Forum Members

    A Good Example of a Successful Forum is "Blackhatworld"
     
  9. Jklmno

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    It is not too late to build successful forum.

    people will visit your forum as long as it has good content
     
  10. Billy_Batts

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    Forums like anything else takes time but more importantl, consistency in good and bad times.

    So yes, forums can and will always be successful if you do it right.
     
  11. Foton

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    I am even more wondered that forums are still alive when we have FB and other social medias. But many forums are strong and have more and more new member. SO, why not. It's hard anyway and anytime. If you know what to do then good luck!
     
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    I know forums are still the drug of choice for illicit activities as they require a sort of community reputation system to keep people (somewhat) honest. Also, the moderators themselves often eventually turn corrupt so there is a good turnover rate of people looking for new homes.
     
  13. X-R0

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    OP, do you believe in the success?!

    ask yourself why and for what purpose you need a forum and compare with knew technics. I would say it depend on wich niche you in, but
    socialmedia fanpages, groups are actually the same thing.