Advertising a new forum?

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Hey guys i have an amazon review site which i have just added a new discusion forum to.

My question here is how to go about promoting the forum would love to hear feedback from those who know about this kind of thing. Thanks
#advertising #forum
  • Profile picture of the author CraigC
    Participate in relevant forums, try deal sharing forums and forums alike eas your forum discusses Amazon products people are keen to find reviews on deals and include a link to your forum in your sig (if allowed).

    It's really hard to be specific as there are many ways of generating traffic, SEO, PPC, etc. Do you have any funds you can invest?
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  • Profile picture of the author lassy715
    Forums are one of the hardest things to keep long term on the internet, in my mind.

    I suggest buying as much traffic as you can to see if people will stay in the forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by lassy715 View Post

      Forums are one of the hardest things to keep long term on the internet, in my mind.

      I suggest buying as much traffic as you can to see if people will stay in the forum.
      Thanks. Yes i know this is defiantly not going to be an easy task but will keep plugging away at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
    Try fiverr.com and get some people there to Twitter to thousands and Facebook as well, you will soon have traffic and members coming in. It only cost $5 a pop!
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    • Profile picture of the author mike gregory
      Originally Posted by Tony Dean View Post

      Try fiverr.com and get some people there to Twitter to thousands and Facebook as well, you will soon have traffic and members coming in. It only cost $5 a pop!
      Thanks have bought a few gigs lets see how it goes
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        I can't remember which Warrior suggested this but it was very recent and went something like this.

        Create the forum then create a site where you give away or sell at a good price something highly relevant to what the forums subject is about.

        When they get this, they sign up and at the same time become forum members, only they don't know this yet.

        When you have 500-1000 people on your list, you email them all to tell them about the great forum you've started but for them, they're already members and it's free. You then give them their user and passwords (which you created when they signed up for the free stuff)

        If my memory serves me, that way when you do start advertising the forum, it's active, there are members and some of those initial members may become moderators.

        Now I may have butchered this a bit but do a search on this and you'll find the guys full answer, it was in the last week I'm sure. I thought it seemed quite a reasonable idea.
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