Best Interactive Site Ideas Besides a Forum

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I'm thinking to start a new site that will make it easy for people to participate. Beyond a forum, any other ideas you might offer?
#forum #ideas #interactive #site
  • Profile picture of the author mikelmraz
    Q & A ......
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  • Profile picture of the author Ali M
    you mean a cross between LinkedIn and WF?
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    It depends what market it's in as to what type of participation.

    But it's not so much the type of site that's important, it's the content.

    A well done blog can encourage a lot of interaction.

    A poorly done blog will not.

    A well done forum can encourage a lot of interaction.

    A poorly done forum will not.

    A good post on Facebook can encourage a lot of interaction.

    A poor post will not.

    So again, don't worry so much about the style or type of site you are creating. It's the content that is ultimately going to dictate whether or not the site becomes interactive.
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  • Profile picture of the author rizy
    There are a lot of ways to get interaction out of visitors, but you kind of need to specify kind of a general idea of what you want out of it? Some good one in my mind are:

    How to start this or that business blog?
    An interesting question like how to make a movie in USA, Mexico, India, china, every part of the world, that kind of blog is very interesting as well.
    Or you could make a Q n A on which focuses on celebrities, like what kind of dress, how much he makes, what kind of smell, make theme look like buzzfeed.
    You could start a marketplace like fiverr?
    You could start a rating service like ratemaid or ratemymd
    You could start a fun blog this, this brings a lot of interactions on comments.
    You could start a sports q n a ?
    You can start a q n a on how to get a girl in this place or that place, and whenever we search about a specific bar, people post their experience.
    You could start a rating service for mix tapes or single songs.

    There's a lot you can do when it comes to content and making that content bring interaction, obviously the best form of getting them to speak is asking them a question, second best way is something they like to talk about, or an opinion that they feel is important to share, you should keep these things in mind when building something that relies on visitor interaction with the content and website.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    have you ever tried setting up a site on

    Basically you can create your own social networks.

    I am a part of three groups in three different niches on

    As an example, one of the groups I am a part of is all about improving your sales skills (My day job is sales.)

    The owner does have a main site that is separate from where he promotes his main products and has information about himself. But he uses to post videos, podcasts, hold webinars, chats, etc.

    Basically, he uses as a way to interact with his customers.

    And it does seem to be a pretty good platform, however, my only experience with it is on the customer side of things and not on the owner side of things.

    I have been meaning to test it out myself as part of my business to interact with my own customers but haven't yet.

    But I do have to say that I do love the interactivity with this sales coach when we do use
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  • Profile picture of the author Lloyd Buchinski
    I'm a bit slow responding to this one, but - have you looked at Disqus ; The Web's Community of Communities? They use a type of comments similar to a reddit topic. It is used by and some other heavy weights, but at least for lower traffic sites, the rates are low enough to be considered by: me

    A couple of example pages at:

    Chemical weapons a game-changer on U.S. public opinion on Syria – CNN Political Ticker - Blogs


    10 feel-good stories you can't miss -

    (Comments at the bottom.)

    Do something spectacular; be fulfilled. Then you can be your own hero. Prem Rawat

    The KimW WSO

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    • Profile picture of the author sherm50599

      Disqus Communities is new to me. I will check it out. You always learn something new here each day!

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