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 Post subject: Ideas to get new forum members.....
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 10:59 pm 
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Hi Staff and Members,

In this thread I am looking for ideas to get more active members here and would appreciate your input...

Fire away!

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:27 pm 
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Hi Jeff,

Hmm, there are a couple of things...

Maybe host a contest here on the forum and promote it on other boards, twitter, blogs...etc...and offer free advertising as prizes

Try to add additional interesting business topics on a regular basis (weekly) (daily)

Try adding a new rule on the board where the viewers has to first register to view a particular section and also the member having to make so many quality posts before viewing a particular section. Not sure how the latter would work.?

I'm trying hard to keep my own forum going with some personal things at home going on. It's a challenge to say the least. lol

That's all I can come up with for now. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:39 pm 
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Hi Jeff,
I am taking my idea fro the Evan Carmichael forum, every month there is a contest:
1st place get to be features on the home page at evancarmichael.com
2nd place get 10,000 views to a banner of his choice.

CYN has a referral contest, and they feature you links for posting.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:43 pm 
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Hi Ladies,

Thanks so much for those ideas......I want to implement so many things and it can be a challenge to implement so many things when I have so much going on so thats why I asked for ideas to get a fresh prospective...

Thanks so much!

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Jeff

P.S. Tanny....how is the contest being advertised?

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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You're welcome Jeff. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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It seems like most forums either never get going at all or they get off to a good start then die off. It must be pretty hard to get one to really take off and keep the momentum going. I've never owned one so I don't really know how to get new members. I did start one once but never posted or did anything with it so I deleted it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Trent Brownrigg wrote:
It seems like most forums either never get going at all or they get off to a good start then die off. It must be pretty hard to get one to really take off and keep the momentum going. I've never owned one so I don't really know how to get new members. I did start one once but never posted or did anything with it so I deleted it.


Hi Trent,
Me too. I set up a folder to it, but never found the time to work on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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JeffCasmer wrote:

P.S. Tanny....how is the contest being advertised?


Hi Jeff,
The contest is advertised only on the Evan Carmichael Forum and website. The forum is advertised in the old fashion way, word to mouth.

That made me think. How about a friend bring friend reword. refer a new member and get banner impressions.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Hi Tanny,

Thats a good idea and I will work on that :)

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Hi Jeff,

One other thing the EC forum does is to invite recent active contributors to become forum moderators. Each section of the forum has different moderators. The moderators get some perks such as a mug shot on the forum, and page where they can talk about their business and link to it etc.

The moderators are expected to post at least 20 times a month. By having about ten different moderators I guess Evan and Kevin hope to guarantee themselves at least 200 posts per month (or double that since GT arrived!! :lol:). The downside is that some people fade away as soon as they become moderators and eventually they are replaced by new faces. Right now we have a pretty good team in place (could it be because most are PPG members???)

I guess the forum gets about 300 posts from its current moderators per month, probably more. Also, I know that several moderators repay Evan by plugging the forum on blogs, other forums and on Twitter etc. I know GT does, and so do I from time to time (last time was yesterday!).

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Jeff,

One more thing... I guess you are doing this already, but I would make a point of promoting your Online Jobs Board. I haven't noticed such a feature on too many of the other forums I visit.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Hi Jeff
I agree with David that promotion of the online jobs board may attract more people.
It attracted my eyes straight away. A great unique feature and useful if you need extra work.
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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Hi Jeff, I know you have a link in your signature at the PPG about this forum. But how about once in a while just post a thread about this forum with an occasional update inviting everybody to visit. There has to be a boat load of people between the PPG and Warrior forum that have yet to visit this forum. You have the makings of a great forum here, let me know if there is anyway I can help bring on some new members, Tim.

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 Post subject: Re: Ideas to get new forum members.....
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Hi Tim,

Great ideas and thanks for sharing....

Its on my list as are 100 other things....but there is great potential here...

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