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Why ain't people joining my new forum?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by goodboy133, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. goodboy133

    goodboy133 Regular Member

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    Title says it all.
    Forum was pretty new on internet marketing (2 months), with now an alexa rank of 1,617,437.
    Is it that bad? Why aren't people joining the forum?
    Any ideas?
     
  2. meathead1234

    meathead1234 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Why would they join your forum over the 100s of more established IM forums out there?

    Are you an expert on a particular subject? Do you already have a following? Lots of unique content? Incentives to join?

    If you don't have any of the above, it's highly unlikely you're going to get anywhere. Forums are very hard to get going.
     
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  3. uptonormal

    uptonormal Registered Member

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    Whats in your forum that makes people to join?
    Do you have anything new or exclusive to the forum?
    First get some paid to post people to have some content and interaction, do some promotion and you will have an active forum in a few months.
     
  4. BigFatWallet

    BigFatWallet Power Member

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    Couple of questions to introspect -

    1 - Is the forum promoted for folks to find it?
    2 - Is the forum offering some value to the end user that is perhaps unique to it and not found on other IM forums?
     
  5. Allnightlong

    Allnightlong Junior Member

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    Yeah, I have tried that pretty hard a few years ago and even though I managed to get nearly 2000 real users, the whole thing died out after ~8 months... I don't plan on touching a forum anytime soon.
    As meathead already said, it is very hard to get a forum going.
     
  6. deepakmadhu

    deepakmadhu BANNED BANNED

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    whyyyyy ??? why internet marketing ?? it's so tough .. target some thing else.
     
  7. qrazy

    qrazy Senior Member

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    Nobody will join a new forum until you offer something to them or make them to join the discussion (provoking). To start with you invite your friends and start adding posts on some interesting topics and add replies and make it look like a genuine discussion. Keep doing it for sometime and your forum will get noticed in search engines.

    Also offer freebies like bots, gigs from fiverr(but don't tell it's from fiverr) to new members and some kind of prizes for 'n' referrals. Only interesting posts & topics will help you get people and you need to stand to be unique because there are already tons of IM forums. All the best.
     
  8. lietuvis002

    lietuvis002 BANNED BANNED

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    Simple answer - Because there is BHW..
     
  9. PinguSpy

    PinguSpy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Forum about internet marketing?? Nahhh..

    Unless you created it in 2000-2007 .

    Right now there is tons of pioneer of internet marketing forum
     
  10. The Web Designer

    The Web Designer Regular Member

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    It's just two months old. If it's a human, it hasn't even crawl yet. Like they said, all good things take time.
     
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    blackpayman733 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    midnight_focus Power Member

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    the question is why would they join your forum? Answer this question and you are on the right track
     
  13. danailo

    danailo Senior Member

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    A good dll section could bring some decent traffic.
     
  14. Black.Star

    Black.Star Junior Member

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    Don´t ask: What can the users do for me.

    Ask: What can I do for the users.
     
  15. WebmasterWorkforce

    WebmasterWorkforce BANNED BANNED

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    I found a relatively new IM forum recently that has an awesome download section and there is activity, but pretty much only in that section - lol.
     
  16. Rotem Guez

    Rotem Guez Power Member

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    Start posting viral content which related to IM (Gossip ot something like that).
    It will start working for you when people will wants to comment on your forum posts..