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Forum Launch - Any Advice?

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by bhconsultant, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. bhconsultant

    bhconsultant Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I have just launched a fresh forum today and I have a launch plan in place to get it off the ground. However, I was wondering if you guys would like to share any innovative ideas to quickly get the forum off the ground.

    I am looking for fresh ideas, as I have already done the basics such as

    Hiring paid posters
    Utilising my twitter network on the same subject
    Sending an email out to my existing website members etc
     
  2. ~ Black ~

    ~ Black ~ Registered Member

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    I'd love to know this too, I've covered all the basic steps + some more. Plus I'm looking to advertise, lost a few $$ on FB ads with literally zero results :tomato:

    Will adwords do any better? I'm looking forward to promote it with an offer. Any other ideas?
     
  3. bhconsultant

    bhconsultant Junior Member

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    Still looking for ideas?
     
  4. khirad

    khirad BANNED BANNED

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    You need a Niche Targetede you have tested facebook PPC but try FanPage now and integrate it with your Twitter account You will get the results
     
  5. bhconsultant

    bhconsultant Junior Member

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    How do you mean Integrate fanpage with Twitter account?
     
  6. imlol

    imlol Regular Member

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    You could create a bot or find one using google that goes to competitors forums and sends all their members a pm about your site. Im not sure if thats what youre looking for but you never know.
     
  7. millhugz

    millhugz Regular Member

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    Whats the forum about?
     
  8. bhconsultant

    bhconsultant Junior Member

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    Could you name a bot that does this?

    Fashion (Largely female traffic)
     
  9. Mrnewbie

    Mrnewbie Regular Member Premium Member

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    Try press releases, youtube videos and some services here on bhw, it will get it off the ground. The hard part is to sustain the forum and have it active, also keeping it away from spammers as well.
     
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    A mass pming program would be nice, fo free of course :D
     
  11. bhconsultant

    bhconsultant Junior Member

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    Ok Guys I found this for Mass PM Bot for VBulletin: masspmsender dot com . But, no sure if it still works. There is very little info. on that page.
     
  12. bhconsultant

    bhconsultant Junior Member

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    Which service would you recommend for something like this? I am not sure a backlink service would do much good.
     
  13. Mrnewbie

    Mrnewbie Regular Member Premium Member

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    I think a link wheel would be perfect plus creating pages on facebook and having a twitter account is crucial. By adding people to fb, twitter, you will gain a lot of followers and will hopefully be active members.Btw, you can add members with software or just buying it not a lot of money.Also, ranking well is essential and link wheels would help along with some press releases and even some profile links and Youtube videos as well.I would take a look in the bst section and ask some of the sellers.
     
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  14. LukaB

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    pm me, i got a perfect way, im back on the 1/9
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  15. WorkFromHome

    WorkFromHome Newbie

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    I need to find a Forum Content Generator that works with Invision Power Board. If anyone has any ideas or resources please do get in touch with me. Thank you
     
  16. Anson MacDonald

    Anson MacDonald Newbie

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    Forums are a labor of love, you really can't do shortcuts and expect to get decent returns. At least, I've never seen any evidence for that; all the top forums are staffed/run by people who generate good original content.
     
  17. nitrex

    nitrex Registered Member

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    I agree and disagree at the same time! ...
    1- you can find a lot of forum generators on the web ...people were selling such softwares and my friend bought one.
    2- you can do a lot of techniques to launch the community off the ground

    but i agree with you at one point that the top forums are staffed and run by a lot of people to get top results ... people love original content ...and hate things that they can see elsewhere ...if they saw your forum filled with bots and same info allover copied from other forums...you wont make it !
     
  18. k3lvinmitnick

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    With Vbulletin, it's very easy with Forum Options

    Settings > Options
     
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