Question

Get people on my forum?

Hey. My forum is really lonely. Nobody comes on, except me and a Super-Mod. How can I increase the number of people? Btw the link is GamersGonnaGame.freeforums.org

P.S. I am broke, can't buy anything

1 year ago - 4 answers

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Hi there

There are lots of methods to drive traffic to your forum, you can try some of the following:

- PPC (like google adwords, but there are lots of other PPC services) - paid traffic
- Video Marketing (especially via YouTube)
- here at Yahoo! Answers
- submit articles about your forum
- Squidoo and Hubpages
- Blog commenting
- Forum posting on other forums
- Craigslist
- email marketing
- Ad Swaps / Solo Ads - paid traffic

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1 year ago

Other Answers

Yea nobody wants to be the fiset and only one on forum, if you had money you cold do like professional site flippers and pay people to participate and contribute content, to make it look lived in. You may have to resort to "seeding" it with several user accounts you use to paste in content from other sites and post original messages to get things moving.

by Jake - 1 year ago

Social sites are hard in the beginning. It's going to take some time with a lot of dedication. Start by filling the site with lots of interesting content. Don't copy and paste from other locations. If you do that you will be penalized by search engines and it will take longer before people organically find your website through SEO. Do you have any friends that you can con into helping out? I know you are broke, but get a 12 pack of PBR and invite some friends over to help populate the site.

If you really want to succeed, and believe in the site, then don't give up. Like I said, it's just going to take time.

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by Daniel - 1 year ago

Forums are really hard to get going. You could create some fake accounts and post with them so it looks like there's more than just yourself talking.

Look at the thread on the forum in this link. webmasterbabble.com/showthread.php?...

That link has an article listing 10 ways to promote a forum.

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by Jhonedoe - 1 year ago