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How Do I populate my forum?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Marie08, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Marie08

    Marie08 Newbie

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    I relaunched my website. I'm getting visits. How do I populate my forum? You would think people would hop on an opportunity to post stuff. It is a do-follow forum. How do i let people know that it is okay to post.
     
  2. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    use an rss feed to add some stuff to make it look like its active.
     
  3. mandom

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    Most people want to read, not contribute. This depends somewhat on your niche but, in my experience, it's pretty true across all niches. In my experience, spammers are the only ones excited about an opportunity to post stuff. :) Forums are hard to get going unless they're very niche specific and there isn't much competition because there are generally other content rich forums that can be used instead.

    As the other poster said, get some content on there first. Pay some people to go in and answer/ask questions so it looks like it's being used. Then people will be more likely to join and post.
     
  4. goawayplease

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  5. 3Infidels

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    I'd like to know how to populate also. I belive there is a piece of software in the download section but when I search for it I get no results.
     
  6. studentcashnow

    studentcashnow Regular Member

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    Best way to populate any forum is Leeching other forums posts, and rss feeds from other specific niches. That is the only way. ANd get page 1 for competitive keywords always help.

    while leeching, if your forums vbulletin purchase or get a cracked version of vbseo. This will help boost traffic once the posts are indexed.
     
  7. makingfastcash22

    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    have you used auto forum leecher? I have heard a little about it, but not sure how it works.
     
  8. DIAPORDIA

    DIAPORDIA Registered Member

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    Offer a free stuff for members that sign up and have a certain amount of posts
     
  9. Stephe

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    Give people and incentive to post, maybe a monthly prize for members with over a certain post count. You could pay people to post on your forum, so once members reach x number of posts they make x amount.
     
  10. 3Infidels

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    the auto leech seems to only pull from certains warez sites
     
  11. jakekelly

    jakekelly Junior Member

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    Tell everyone you are going to start charging for the information on the forum, but tell them they get in for free if they have x number of posts by the deadline. Make sure the information is stuff that the people really want, and that will get people to post.
     
  12. Bubsgonzola

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    Set a bunch of rabbits on the loose around spring time...