I have started a new niche forum. I am having trouble getting it populated. While the forum is new, the domain is old and ranked so it is getting traffic but the traffic doesn't seem to be converting (meaning registering on the forum as members). I believe that that it could be due to the fact that the forum is currently empty. So when a new visitors reaches the forum and sees an empty forum, they don't feel the temptation to register (I think that's the reason why traffic is not converting into members). Maybe once the forum is a little bit populated, new visitors will want to register and join the conversations. So besides hiring paid posters, what are the other ways of kick starting a forum? How do I make the visitors want to join the forum? The traffic that I am getting is targeted as they are coming from search traffic but still not converting into members.