Hi, I started internet marketing forum in my country two months ago, and I want to take it off the ground in the next 6 months. There was some traction already, but it slowly faded so the site received 10-20 uniques/day. I'd be really glad for any advice. What did help you to start a successful forum website? Should I write some How to's and quality content, get backlinks and wait for better SE ranking positions, or should I focus on building community manually, by targeted email marketing, posting on similar forums and commenting blogs instead?
Thanks a lot.