How can I promote my new forum?
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
erikathomson
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How can I promote my new forum?
15 Oct 2015
Can any one suggest me ways to promote my newly created forum?
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Andy
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Re: How can I promote my new forum?
15 Oct 2015
Hi Erika, is that sellerzone.in/ or a different one?

Either way, who is the target audience?

I can recommend the following books/blogs on community building:

amzn.com/0988359901
www.managingcommunities.com/
www.feverbee.com/
Andy Geldman, Web Retailer
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Manmay
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Re: How can I promote my new forum?
15 Oct 2015
@Andy Take it to the relevant audience and you also start participating in discussions, Have topics that make them interested.
The quality of forums depends upon the quality discussions it has. So make sure you have right people to participate on an insightful topic.
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ChinaDivision
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Re: How can I promote my new forum?
16 Oct 2015
whether you promote a forum or a blog, the most important is you should write great content. Content is the king. When readers learned and find value in your forum, they will come back again and again.
ChinaDivision.com - Highly customized worldwide e-commerce order fulfillment from China. No Minimum! Managing your Shipments and Inventory with one click.
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Ahmedabad, Gujarat India
erikathomson
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Re: How can I promote my new forum?
23 Oct 2015
@Andy
Yes that is the some one i.e. sellerzone.in
Targeted audience is from India.
And thanks for the reference links Andy.

Also, please review my forum and suggest me changes.
Herts, England United Kingdom
Andy
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Re: How can I promote my new forum?
23 Oct 2015
@erikathomson

Your forum design looks good to me. If you look at an expert's blog like Feverbee, the advice is basically:

  • Ask people to join by building personal relationships with people in the target audience e.g. contact people you already know, go to meetups etc.
  • Guide and encourage people to make their first post
  • Post yourself to keep the activity levels up
  • Encourage people to come back and keep posting, until it becomes a habit for them
  • Repeat!

  • If you work hard and are very fortunate it will become a popular forum and existing members will invite their friends and they'll all keep posting. Then you can change your focus and become less involved in posting yourself - but probably more in moderating and other activities.

    Community building is very hard. Good luck!
    Andy Geldman, Web Retailer
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    erikathomson
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    Re: How can I promote my new forum?
    2 Nov 2015
    @Andy
    Yes, you are right community building is lil beat hard from other website promotions.
    I have done personal twits to online sellers of India and other activities are running like social media posting on twitter, Facebook, G+ etc. Me and my team members posting regularly on the forum to answer the questions of the users.
    Lastly thanks for reviewing my site.

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