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How to build forum?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mdraino, Jul 2, 2015.

  1. mdraino

    mdraino Regular Member

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    My website has a forum where people can register and share information bla bla bla
    they get to it via a giant logo on the right sidebar on my website homepage

    The problem is, for one) I cant tell if anyone if even visiting the forum, as my wassup app doesnt tell me that, i dont think...
    two) if they are visiting, they arent registering.

    Any ideas to help build my forum membership base?

    Right now I have napsters 60 day SEO program going on for the website.. its been going about two weeks. Hopefully as time goes on, this will help, but I would like to do some other stuff also
     
  2. memzjo

    memzjo Newbie

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    Just sign up and post yourself. If you make it look active and have cool topics and discussions going on, then people will come. Would you join BHW if there was nothing here? I know I joined for the discussions...
     
  3. metafser

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    I enjoined. still laughing ( "giant logo" )Like it..... :1:

    BTW, Vbuletin & Mybb is the best platform for creating forum. if you don't have any idea about that, search in google. you will get lost of resource about it or you can hire me. :p :banana:

    Yes, you can do it easily, if you use those platform. So don't worry about that. :)
     
  4. gary2

    gary2 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    create a opening page for your website that people can see your website only after registering,,
     
  5. Jobdollarr

    Jobdollarr Supreme Member

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    Making forum is very easy
     
  6. mdraino

    mdraino Regular Member

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    you guys misunderstand.
    I already have the forum

    Im working on building MEMBERSHIP BASE
     
  7. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    What's in it for them? Why should they join? Unless your forum offers some value, nobody's gonna join.
     
  8. ItsBlinkHere

    ItsBlinkHere Regular Member

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    Am I the only one who couldn't quite understand anything you said. Maybe you should rephrase it so you can understand what you mean.
     
  9. mdraino

    mdraino Regular Member

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    Perhaps making the forum private until you register?
     
  10. plouder

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    Make it active, invite your colleagues and offer incentives to people on other forums in the same niche as yours to register and participate in competitions and giveaways.
     
  11. SilverPearl

    SilverPearl Newbie

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    Without any content on the forum no one will post there because no one want to be the first.
    You got to make treads yourself with fake accounts to look like the forum is been active and than members will come normally.
     
  12. HoneyHelper

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    Try promoting your forum on Youtube and FaceBook :)

    SMO always works!

    HONEY!
     
  13. andreaklarin

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    To build a popular Forum These steps should be taken..

    > Think minimalist when building forums and categories.
    > You must keep contributing.
    > Fake personalities Should be Created.
    > Publish content.
    > Spread the word after Recruiting your mates.
     
  14. outlooker

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    1.Register a domain at a host who supports PHP
    2.Download forum software
    3.Download an FTP client.
    4.Create a MySQL database
    5.Set up your forums
    6.Login and Customize