Whats the reason behind WF?

by idogi 10 replies
I am just wondering how WF became famous and how it attracted too many members?

What do you think?

Promotion or just luck?
#main internet marketing discussion forum #reason
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  • Profile picture of the author ShayB
    I think it has attracted lots of members because it is simply a fantastic resource!

    JMHO
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    You ever seen the TV show "Cheers"?
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    "You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want."
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  • Profile picture of the author Clark
    Because Rule #1 & Rule #2 were broken.

    "You do not talk about..."
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  • Profile picture of the author idogi
    Thanks.

    I am also thinking to open my own forum, how many of you think, that what kind of forum is actually required?
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    • Profile picture of the author mgriswold224
      I am not sure how it became famous but it is the best resource there is in my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author idogi
    Yes, its the best resource, I am just thinking how it got too many members at the time when it was opened...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Zalesky
    The best way I think to get a forum going is to have a readership with a blog which I mean a couple thousand people following your blog or if you have a nice membership site.

    But the forums that I have seen take off are ones that were created from blogs I have followed. They had a ton of fans so to speak and when the forum was open everyone couldnt wait to get onboard and it would grow quickly since all the followers did the initial postings.

    Have a blog like this is also a great way to create a membership site. Thats why it is key to be personal to your blog readers cause the more they like and follow/trust you the more they are going to spend on your products. Or join other things you have created.

    Just my 2 Cents.

    Jason Z
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  • Profile picture of the author idogi
    I liked your advice, Thanks, But what if even I dont have blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Zalesky
      Originally Posted by idogi View Post

      I liked your advice, Thanks, But what if even I dont have blog?
      Well there are many different ways to gain traffic but most people turn away if your forum is empty.

      I believe there are many services out there that will post on your forum for a cost but I am not sure if this works well.

      Another way of gaining traffic would be bum marketing method by writing articles and in your signature put a good tag line attracting people to the forum.

      Try using yahoo answers and other social areas. What are you thinking of building a forum around? I could help better if I knew the topic. You can pm if you dont want to mention it here to everyone.


      Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Olson
    One of the 'immutable laws of branding' - Be first! Naw, it's just the most respected marketing forum on the net.
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