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#1 Chicken Man

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:31 AM

Hi there :thumbsup:

I have just created a new forum and would like to know if anyone has any tips on how to promote it. Thankyou.

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#2 toshibauser

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 08:57 AM

send out emails that say something along the lines of,
as of now we have few members, so if you ask intelligent questions, you will get a response quikcer than you could on a larger site.
then say, except bc, they pwnz us
i guess the end eould be optional thog, but ya send emails, join some forums and pm people with invites(make sure this is a allowed on the forum)
just basically invite ppl to it the best you can, email, pms, heck i might join,so thiers an effective method

#3 Grinler

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 09:07 AM

What your doing is not the right way. Going to other forums, signing up accounts, and then linking to your forum is definitely not the way to do it. Most sites, including BC, frown upon that type of promotion as you are here for one reason and one reason only..self promotion.

You want members? Provide something different. Computer forums are a dime a dozen. You need to provide unique and original content or why would someone choose you over an established forum? It took a lot of work...I mean A LOT of work to get BC to this stage and the way your doing it will never get you there.

Another way is to actually help at other forums. Once you are respected and people trust your knowledge, throw the link to your forum in your sig. People will be more inclined to visit and stay knowing that someone is running the site who knows his stuff.

Btw, this topic really belongs in the web development forum so its being mvoed there.

#4 jgweed

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 02:13 PM

Grinler is absolutely on the mark about content, which is a site's better mousetrap. In addition to quality content, encourage quality postings from your members, no matter how few.
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#5 Chicken Man

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 06:19 AM

Its here!

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 06:58 PM

do u really think people dont realize that ur sig is ur forum thats not very cool
Rabbuk

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