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I have a bit of a catch-22 situation going on with my adult website.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Carnalitdude, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Carnalitdude

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    Hi Everyone,

    First, I'm new to this forum, I joined to get as much help as possible. I have an adult erotic story site. I can't post a link until I've been on here long enough but it is in my profile.

    Anyway, here's the issue, I've launched the site. I do have content on there but not enough! I only have about 50 stories on there, they're all stock stories as well, meaning that I bought them. I want my site to be user generated, in other words, people submitting their own stories.

    How can I get eyes (traffic) to my site in hopes that people will start to submit some stories? Having empty categories is probably killing me with new visitors wanting to read a certain category but don't see any posted but I can't find what I need!

    Ideas? Thanks!!
     
  2. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You're basically asking the million dollar question.

    There is no magic formula. Read the journeys section and all the 2 million posts about community building.
     
  3. Carnalitdude

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    Hey,

    First, thanks for the response. Man, don't I know it, I wish I could wave a magic wand and poof, plenty of content and people clicking too, viewing and submitting.

    Let rephrase in a way that doesn't make me sound as much of a noob. I realize that things take time and I'm certainly in no rush, I guess what I meant to say was, I don't like having at least a handful of stories in each category.

    Is there anyone here that might know of a group(s) that I could be directed to see if I can get some user generated content?

    Thanks!
     
  4. Conor

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    I don't know if Postloop does this sort of thing, but it might be worth looking there. As you add more and more content to your site, you'll start getting more longtail keyword based traffic, and you should start picking up momentum from there.
     
  5. Carnalitdude

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    Hey,

    That's was interesting idea, I've already sent them an email to see if could possibly work, I'll guess we'll see. In any case, thanks for the help!
     
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    You can always try social media traffic (tumblr, stumbleupon and reddit will sure work for your niche).
    The usual routine of follow/unfollow, like/reblog will get you a nice base of followers.
     
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    Reddit really is great for adult spam.
     
  8. Carnalitdude

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    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for the responses, you're completely right, Reddit is a good route. I had that on my list, I just wanted to see what else could be thrown out there but I should start exhausting all avenues.
     
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    Why not try offering an affiliate program, or allow users to get paid for submitted stories (at least until you site begins to pick up). I don't know what your budget looks like, or how much money you have to invest, but I bet if you offered say $1 for every approved story, you would then begin to see people submitting. :)
     
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    yes reward them with sextoy,candoms ect :p
     
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    first thought that came to mind is reddit.
     
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    What you ask for is a strategy on how to get user activity and contribution. As others mentioned, reddit is a good place to start. Try getting some attention with different kind of stories, stories people would share with their friends. You can write them yourself or pay some creative brain to do it for you... They need to be unusual, out of the ordinary, shocking, and very very sexy! You have no idea how many people follow the incest section on Reddit! I would also go on Craigslist. I've read a million stories in the dating sections, submitted by people that have nothing else to do but making up fantasies and sharing them with the public. I am sure they would be interested in contributing to your site. And if a member sends you stories on a regular base, you can motivate them with a free sex toy :) You need to brainstorm ideas how to stand up from all other sites in this category. Maybe a different voting system, true or false vote system etc. Your average user should be entertained by the story and engaged with the options your site offers. Your contributors should have the option to become established members with complete author info, number of stories submitted and average rating. This way they will enjoy the value and acknowledgment by readers and other established members. Email opt-in is a must! There are people willing to read such stories every day and over time many people will get the encouragement to share their own. Good luck with your venture!
     
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    You know the funny thing about reddit, is that the owners "faked" user activity in the beginning. If you don't believe me, you can look it up in some of their interviews. Now look at them.
     
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    Simply hire full time writer until there is enough content that users will start posting their own stories
     
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    I think Pinterest is the key here. The site is mostly women. Mostly women read adult stories. If they find a story particularly "exciting" you can be sure as shit they'll share it for their other women friends to enjoy
     
  16. Carnalitdude

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    Hey,

    Well, I ended up getting a response from Postloop, no-go because of the adult content..oh well.

    Thanks for the thought though!
     
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    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks for all of the answers! Reddit, and Twitter are going to be huge for me, I suppose. I'll be posting up on Reddit today, I'll try to find a good sub reddit or I guess just create it myself.

    I liked the affiliate idea! I wonder how I could go about implanting that though? Obviously, free is always best but hey, you gotta spend money to make it.

    I've heard about "faking" activity, I'm going to have to Google how the guys at reddit did it! Thanks for all the tips!
     
  18. LordKrabz

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    I might be able to help you with this since I have quite a few erotica ebooks on Amazon and I use all sorts of stuff to try and promote my own works. . I will PM you details. have a funky day!