Are forums a dying breed

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As the title states, are forums a dying breed? I feel like I've seen less successful forums pop up. I mean sure we have some that are established like this but, I find that new forums struggle. What are some struggle points with forums?
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  • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
    A simple search would of pulled up this recent thread - https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...marketing.html and you may get some answers from the posts in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author OliviaD
    Good question. I believe that professional forums are capable of a normal existence. Everything else, like chatting forums, has been replaced by social networks. It is much more convenient when everything is at hand + high speed responses. Forums only for old school)
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by Disruption View Post

    As the title states, are forums a dying breed? I feel like I've seen less successful forums pop up. I mean sure we have some that are established like this but, I find that new forums struggle. What are some struggle points with forums?
    Self management, being one!

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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    I wouldn't say forums are "dying", but rather becoming increasingly fragmented into specialized interests, regions, professions, etc. For example, I've noticed over the years that a number of once very active Warrior members have split off into their own forum startups.

    There are also "groups" of every imaginable segment on Facebook and other social networks. Far from dying out, I think they are more like perhaps evolving. Some marketers get valuable indirect traction from search engines by leveraging their forum posts along with social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author King Manu
    They are not dying, but the activity on them is much more diluted. With so many platforms where people can gather around and talk, forums remain a choice for a select few.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well i think forums its a place where people ce to learn and not souch to buy things
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    If you define success as getting lots of traffic from people pretty much asking the same questions, Google's updates have made quick work of forums that (used to) dominate that kind of traffic. These can be called forum type 1.

    Google has pretty much redirected the flow of forum type 1 queries to Q+A platforms. Those are very tricky to monetize (from an affiliate's or guru's perspective)

    Forums are still around but the ones that are actually growing and making money are not very newbie- or basic info-seeker friendly. Not exactly fertile ground for coaching /guru or $7 guides type sales
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