How to make my forum more popular?

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Hi, i dunno which section shall I post since this is my 1st time in here, so if I has posted in wrong section do move it to the correct section. Thank you. >.<

My forum has been up for more than a year and there is still very less activity Any way that I can attract members in to the forum? Well, I am still a student, so do not has that much financial resource to pay for any services

Thank you very much.

www dot
anixekai dot
com
/forum
#forum #make #popular
  • Profile picture of the author Nancy656656
    What are you doing to drive traffic now?
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  • Profile picture of the author KickAss Marketing
    Since you're still a student, perhaps do your best first to promote your forum within your private network or whatever network it is closest or most accessible to you. That's almost for free and you just need to convince people good enough to take notice of your forum. After that, do some more convincing by asking help to promote your forum to their extended networks (or private networks of those within your private network). Well, that's basically it. The power of the internet mainly relies on the inter-connectivity of persons' networks so use that. It's mostly and virtually for free anyway.

    Of course, before you do all the promotion stuff, make sure your forum already contains some 'seed' topics that are worthwhile.
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  • Profile picture of the author aatyum
    Hi.

    Just passing by. This information is from my book set: '7 Keys to Ecommerce Wealth', and, '7 Keys to Ecommerce Wealth Advanced' Consider some concepts:

    Today's forums flourish as they are socially niche specific entities.

    Niche specific social keyword operators, are friendly to both machine algorithm search engines, and the equivalent psychologies of the human user.

    • The right social keywords, will bridge the distance between the site-property that is broadcasting and exposing the where about of its presence, and the socially hungry individual looking for a place to be.
    • Traffic brokering and social population aggregation, are each commanded by the forces of magnetism. So what keyword resonates a magnetic affinity in the being of a 'have-to-have' material, place, item, offering, convenience, or service?
    In terms of populating a forum with the attractive principle of 'interest', what is the forums magnetic disposition within its keyword sensitive niche community?

    • Disposition in this case, references, the state of social posture, attitude, moral preference, behavioral trend, discussion incentive, or need to fill a vacuum. These are people areas, with built in questions, depending on the sophistication of the intended forum demographic.
    • Of course, strategically placed articles, that are social keyword sensitive, and drip-feed specifically to article directories, is generally a sure-fire time sensitive method of attracting attention, especially if the article is thought provoking and causes topic questions.

    Then there's the correspondent video campaign, which can be presented through YouTube, but will be more effective in audience attention capture if presented through a platform that you control, so as to disallow audience attention from wandering away due to YouTube end-of-video-play presentations.

    • Forum video campaigns might explode the improper forum audience attraction, UNLESS, the correct measure of keyword accuracy, is utilized in support of the smart keyword specific, visual and audio social content presentation.
    • And here's a bombshell to consider. 'Brand Your Forum'. Brand it as the place to be, because integrity, smartness, better information, and cross-pollinating viewpoints of interest, can be found where you are. Do this branding through calculated video campaigns, as you can present all aforementioned aspects within the audio/visual content.
    I mention branding, due to the big gorilla Google, sweeping the commercial net with Caffeine, Panda , and now, Penguin. Seems they're looking to be friendlier to brands and corporations of size. Go figure...

    There a whole bunch more, but the condensed version is to cause questions in the social category chosen, and then expose the questions of conversation to populations through keyword correspondent promotions.

    Now, besides what's mentioned above, REMEMBER, you are in the Warrior Forum. The knowledge base is here. You simply have to seek out multiple strategy's, weed out what's not compatible to your taste or understanding, and get busy taking action. *Keep in mind, that what works well for one, might be less than effective for the other using the same strategy.

    Something to think about. Hope this helps...

    Tom
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    • Profile picture of the author Coach Comeback
      Originally Posted by aatyum View Post

      Hi.

      Just passing by. This information is from my book set: '7 Keys to Ecommerce Wealth', and, '7 Keys to Ecommerce Wealth Advanced' Consider some concepts:

      Today's forums flourish as they are socially niche specific entities.

      Niche specific social keyword operators, are friendly to both machine algorithm search engines, and the equivalent psychologies of the human user.

      • The right social keywords, will bridge the distance between the site-property that is broadcasting and exposing the where about of its presence, and the socially hungry individual looking for a place to be.
      • Traffic brokering and social population aggregation, are each commanded by the forces of magnetism. So what keyword resonates a magnetic affinity in the being of a 'have-to-have' material, place, item, offering, convenience, or service?
      In terms of populating a forum with the attractive principle of 'interest', what is the forums magnetic disposition within its keyword sensitive niche community?

      • Disposition in this case, references, the state of social posture, attitude, moral preference, behavioral trend, discussion incentive, or need to fill a vacuum. These are people areas, with built in questions, depending on the sophistication of the intended forum demographic.
      • Of course, strategically placed articles, that are social keyword sensitive, and drip-feed specifically to article directories, is generally a sure-fire time sensitive method of attracting attention, especially if the article is thought provoking and causes topic questions.

      Then there's the correspondent video campaign, which can be presented through YouTube, but will be more effective in audience attention capture if presented through a platform that you control, so as to disallow audience attention from wandering away due to YouTube end-of-video-play presentations.

      • Forum video campaigns might explode the improper forum audience attraction, UNLESS, the correct measure of keyword accuracy, is utilized in support of the smart keyword specific, visual and audio social content presentation.
      • And here's a bombshell to consider. 'Brand Your Forum'. Brand it as the place to be, because integrity, smartness, better information, and cross-pollinating viewpoints of interest, can be found where you are. Do this branding through calculated video campaigns, as you can present all aforementioned aspects within the audio/visual content.
      I mention branding, due to the big gorilla Google, sweeping the commercial net with Caffeine, Panda , and now, Penguin. Seems they're looking to be friendlier to brands and corporations of size. Go figure...

      There a whole bunch more, but the condensed version is to cause questions in the social category chosen, and then expose the questions of conversation to populations through keyword correspondent promotions.

      Now, besides what's mentioned above, REMEMBER, you are in the Warrior Forum. The knowledge base is here. You simply have to seek out multiple strategy's, weed out what's not compatible to your taste or understanding, and get busy taking action. *Keep in mind, that what works well for one, might be less than effective for the other using the same strategy.

      Something to think about. Hope this helps...

      Tom
      Ok I just have to comment on this one.

      Did your thesaurus vomit all over your post?

      I mean, who the hell talks like this?!?!?

      Am I the only one who read this and have no clue what he is saying?

      If I'm way outa line let me know. For some reason this post just made me laugh
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  • Profile picture of the author abugah
    Originally Posted by Eric1234 View Post

    Hi, i dunno which section shall I post since this is my 1st time in here, so if I has posted in wrong section do move it to the correct section. Thank you. >.<

    My forum has been up for more than a year and there is still very less activity Any way that I can attract members in to the forum? Well, I am still a student, so do not has that much financial resource to pay for any services

    Thank you very much.

    www dot
    anixekai dot


    com
    /forum
    Start by telling all your friends and relatives about it. Send them a link to your website. And then take time to go through this forum , the main internet marketing section, to learn strategies for generating traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author betsyanne
    You may want to start a blog site and post their regularly to drive customers to your website. Have it match your website niche. Also, Google ads can help. You may also want to post to Blog Directories and also leave meaningful comments on other blogs that pretty much match yours.

    A great picture or two on your blog or site could also help.

    Post regularly and use Google Webmaster Tools too. Check your keywords and make sure they are helping your site get noticed. These are just a few things you may want to try.

    I agree with Abugah too, there are MANY free tips for making your blog better right here on the Warrior Forum too.
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  • Profile picture of the author tmoby
    You could make accounts and populate it a bit yourself. Lame I know, but it's a way to get some content at least. Then try to drive traffic to it, I don't think i need to go into depth about that. If you can having people you know populate it with you would be much easier.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Eagan
      You can try promoting your forums by writing quality articles and submitting them to high quality articles directories. Then also try to promote through other quality blogs and forums related to your niche. This should help.
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  • Profile picture of the author tryme1
    Originally Posted by Eric1234 View Post

    Hi, i dunno which section shall I post since this is my 1st time in here, so if I has posted in wrong section do move it to the correct section. Thank you. >.<

    My forum has been up for more than a year and there is still very less activity Any way that I can attract members in to the forum? Well, I am still a student, so do not has that much financial resource to pay for any services

    Thank you very much.

    www dot
    anixekai dot
    com
    /forum
    Well, the first thing you could do is to optimize the title tag of the forum so that it actually reflects what you are offering. Something like this would do it:

    Anime Forums | Manga Discussion Forum

    Secondly, the Forum Title needs to be something other than 'Anixekai C'.

    These two tips will give you more possibility of people finding you in the search engines.

    But, all that is going to be no use unless you have lots of users. A few fake accounts that you and your friends have created to make the forum look as busy as possible and to make sure threads get as much traction as possible would help. Active forums encourage people to use them, so you've got to make yours look active.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharifali
    Start out by doing some on-site seo work. You will be amazed how far that can take you up the rankings in Google. After that start building backlinks
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric1234
      Weird, i check for few times didn't see anyone reply, suddenly so many replies .. how come I missed all the replies :confused:

      Originally Posted by Nancy656656 View Post

      What are you doing to drive traffic now?
      Erm, I dunno.. every day try to post a few thread in the forum, sometime got free then try to update the main site. I also trying to promote my forum in myanimelist which failed to gain attention from the members there
      Originally Posted by aatyum View Post

      Hi.
      Tom
      Thank you so much for that article, although I not fully understand it >.<

      Originally Posted by abugah View Post

      Start by telling all your friends and relatives about it. Send them a link to your website. And then take time to go through this forum , the main internet marketing section, to learn strategies for generating traffic to your website.
      Most of my friends are not interested and none of them actually support me I see.. I will head there and check it out ! Thank you so much

      Originally Posted by betsyanne View Post

      You may want to start a blog site and post their regularly to drive customers to your website. Have it match your website niche. Also, Google ads can help. You may also want to post to Blog Directories and also leave meaningful comments on other blogs that pretty much match yours.

      Thank you so much. Currently my forum also has a main website , if you click on Anixekai tab on the main menu, it will linked you toward to the main site .

      Do you mean adword?

      A great picture or two on your blog or site could also help.
      What type of great picture do you mean?

      Post regularly and use Google Webmaster Tools too. Check your keywords and make sure they are helping your site get noticed. These are just a few things you may want to try.
      Do you mean post in my forum regularly? ^^ I see. Thank you so much again
      I agree with Abugah too, there are MANY free tips for making your blog better right here on the Warrior Forum too.

      Haha, will check them all out ! Thank you very much again ! ^^

      Originally Posted by tmoby View Post

      You could make accounts and populate it a bit yourself. Lame I know, but it's a way to get some content at least. Then try to drive traffic to it, I don't think i need to go into depth about that. If you can having people you know populate it with you would be much easier.
      I got make a few accounts and start talking to myself and one of my real life friend told me that he think i got some mental problem lol .. still I kinda get a little demotivated after see-ing the forum still so dead >.<

      Originally Posted by Jennifer Eagan View Post

      You can try promoting your forums by writing quality articles and submitting them to high quality articles directories. Then also try to promote through other quality blogs and forums related to your niche. This should help.
      I see. Thank you very much ! ^^
      Originally Posted by tryme1 View Post

      Well, the first thing you could do is to optimize the title tag of the forum so that it actually reflects what you are offering. Something like this would do it:
      I believe I need to go google what is title tag >.<
      Anime Forums | Manga Discussion Forum
      A lot of people told me that they are not interest as they are not otaku or some anime fag, so I am trying to focus those people that are erm.. not watching anime type >.< I plan to use 'Entertainment' as keyword. Because I do not wish my forum to discuss about anime only, i wish my forum able to discuss from relationship, to cell phones and computing to stock market , to business and career , to politics and so on . I wanna wider the topics that are available in my forum. However, currently unable to do so due to lack of members >.<
      Secondly, the Forum Title needs to be, something other than 'Anixekai C'.
      Erm, I dunno what is should be >.< Well, i thought the title suppose to be the brand of the forum and since the forum's brand is Anixekai

      These two tips will give you more possibility of people finding you in the search engines.

      But, all that is going to be no use unless you have lots of users. A few fake accounts that you and your friends have created to make the forum look as busy as possible and to make sure threads get as much traction as possible would help. Active forums encourage people to use them, so you've got to make yours look active.
      Yeah , i agree with you. Lack of users is my main concern None of my friends willing to support me .. which kinda sad I do make a few fake account by my own but I feel so boring talking to myself >.<
      Originally Posted by sharifali View Post

      Start out by doing some on-site seo work. You will be amazed how far that can take you up the rankings in Google. After that start building backlinks
      I am not good in SEO, however i tried to find those application that could help me with my forum and installed them in my forum

      Originally Posted by Evocess View Post

      Generate leads to your forum.
      I believe I require to ask Uncle Google on what is leads >.<

      Thank you so much everyone for the replies with great information ! Appreciate them a lot !
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric1234
      How come my post didn't appear.. :confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author VRAK
    Continue to put contents. Every day. Never give in. Never.

    Don't wait for a miracle. It's always matter of Hard Work.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eric1234
      Originally Posted by VRAK View Post

      Continue to put contents. Every day. Never give in. Never.

      Don't wait for a miracle. It's always matter of Hard Work.
      Yes Sir !

      Thank you very much !
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  • You have to choose a trending topic so that your post will be popular or any interesting topic that you want to share to us.
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    • Profile picture of the author mfuji55
      Originally Posted by onlinesolutions1985 View Post

      You have to choose a trending topic so that your post will be popular or any interesting topic that you want to share to us.
      that's exactly it. you gotta make a forum that's relevant to the people nowadays, what motivates everyone in the world? money, power, fame, a big one is health and fitness, gotta pick a big niche that everyone can relate to i think

      don't even worry that you're a student, be the guru about your topic, if you act like you're the expert, people will believe you're the expert
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  • Profile picture of the author vask
    I've never owned a forum but I've help moderate a growing one - how that webmaster got members was by creating topics/threads within his forum to rank for specific searches. After a couple months, his forum started growing naturally from those organic searches.
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