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how can i attract traffic to my social network/forum?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by hockmasm, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    i bought a social network/forum script and am now live with it. during my first week launch i used twitter to get sign ups. i have 250 - launched 2 weeks ago.

    signs ups have died down to about 5 a day now. still pushing twitter but not much is coming from it.

    any ideas on how i can get people to my new site? inexpensive ways or free ways to get the word out about it? SEO for the script is pretty weak so i am not sure how well that is goingto work.
     
  2. shakemelikeapig

    shakemelikeapig Junior Member

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    Word of mouth, you need reasons for people to join. Give aways are an excellent reason for people to join and stick around. I am currently running one on my community site. Also, not everyone uses twitter, get a google+ and facebook page. I recently got twitter, and only for the website. I hate that damn site with a passion. Make sure you submitted to google. Answer questions on Yahoo that are relevant to your website. With a back link to the site.
     
  3. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    can you share how you are running the giveaways on your site to help me figure out how to do it with mine? how do you promote this giveaway so that more than just the current members know about it and others start to join?
     
  4. poweronics

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    Are you looking for offline promotion and marketing methods?
    If yes, you can try mobile marketing as well as using some cold calling also.
     
  5. hockmasm

    hockmasm Regular Member

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    not sure how cold calling will work for my website. it is a social network for people. not businesses. so not sure how i would be able to call people out of the blue or get their numbers.
     
  6. timmylang

    timmylang Junior Member

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    I think a good way is to make posts on other forums, maybe with a link to yours if they allow it.