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Populating a Forum: Need help/services/manpower

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by EFFbishesAQUIREmoney, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. EFFbishesAQUIREmoney

    EFFbishesAQUIREmoney Registered Member

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    We're in the midst of populating our new forum. Had a surge of traffic last night (over 100 users + 600 posts), but after modding someone, we found out that he later deleted everything.

    If you're interested in suggesting a service or working for us, please PM me.
     
  2. ActionTaker

    ActionTaker Power Member

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    Odesk is your friend ;-)
     
  3. GreyWolf

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    I'm unsure what your saying about the mod. Do you mean you saw a big surge of new users and posts but it looks like the new mod just deleted them all?

    100 users and 600 posts in one night is a lot for a new forum. Are you sure they were good accounts and posts, or were they a bunch of spam accounts and posts. If that's the case then that's what you want the mod to do.

    You definitely want a lot of activity to get a forum established, but if that activity is all spam posts then it will do your recruitment efforts more harm than good. If a new user comes to check out your forum and all the recent posts are spam then the visitor is unlikely to be interested in returning.

    You say this just happened last night? Have you talked to the mod yet? You might want to just restrict his abilities temporarily and talk to him about it to find out if there was a reason for his actions. If there was a good reason then he might have just been doing the job you need him to do.
     
  4. ActionTaker

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    Did you make sure to add a question people have to answer when they sign up to avoid or limit the amount of spam?
     
  5. seoquickheal

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    Can do a review copy for you, check pm box. Thanks )
     
  6. SuperLinks

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    I'd recommend outsourcing this work to someone full-time
    via oDesk. Find someone that KNOWS your niche, and then
    hire them to create threads/accounts/fake interactions.

    I did this for an old forum I had in which I was at my wits end
    when finally the rankings spiked and REAL people began to join
    in on the conversation. Until then it was brutal and nearly a
    waste of time and energy.

    Make sure that there is a market for your forum. Make sure that
    you do what you can to make the forum as SEO friendly as possible.
    This starts with the right forum and plugins. Then make setup some
    posting requirements for your outsourcer. Such as number of posts,
    requirements for lengthy and awesome quality posts, etc.

    The rest is up to you, your marketing, and if Google likes your forums
    or not.