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Marketing/Promoting my forum

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by YousB, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. YousB

    YousB Junior Member

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    Hi guys. I've been working for just under a year on a unique kind of SEO/business forum. Currently my forum is in a closed beta and I have about 200 registered users. These people were all invited and are bringing in great content to the forum. Soon I feel I will have enough content to start marketing and promoting my forum. I do have a basic marketing plan but am always looking for more tips and advice.

    All replies are greatly appreciated ;)
     
  2. Agera

    Agera Junior Member

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    In my opinion, the best way to grow a forum is to start it with a small invited community as you have done that will post good quality/helpful content regularly. Let this community invite others to join and as the site has time to mature and others notice helpful information being posted, they will feel inclined to join and you forum will grow naturally.
     
  3. mosey

    mosey Newbie

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    Have you considered holding some kind of recruitment/referral contest?
     
  4. YousB

    YousB Junior Member

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    Already have a very good contest in place. Offering $20 for most referrals this month. Also offering a forum points bonus to anyone who gets 3 or more referrals. For content there is also a $20 contest to the most hq producing member this month.
     
  5. yggdrasil

    yggdrasil Newbie

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    Do it like source-wave.

    Alex Becker was a unknown figure until
    he goes all out and offer great seo advice
    for free to the public.

    Now, he is getting his bang back by
    offering paid courses to his delighted
    members.

    Referrals and affiliates scheme do work.
    But it is only most effective when you
    have a large group of affiliates or perhaps
    a slightly smaller group of super affiliates.
     
  6. myinternetempire

    myinternetempire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    What is your niche? I can help you. I have a huge list of forums with active account. I hope some of them will match your niche. You can promote your forum on those relevant forums. It is an effective way to increase member on your forum.
     
  7. webwizkidz

    webwizkidz Junior Member

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    Something for users will contest is always good method.