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    I have a close community of about 30 members. But they are all looking for members. How did anyone succesfull go about advertising their forum?

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    I am in the same position as you, I have 29 members, and havent had a new one in almost 2 and half weeks.

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    • #3
      I'm in the same situation, but I have about 450 members with a good 40 active members. My site has been around for 3 years, it is on Google/Yahoo/MSN/etc. I recently use http://www.crazyvinyls.com to make some small site decals for cheap, and give them out for free. Hope that will help!
      Last edited by Vtec44; Sun 9 Jan '05, 11:47am.
      So Cal Sportbike forum - So Cal Moto - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum - Custom vinyl decals - Southern California camping forum

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      • #4
        How about we all join each others forums and become active posters? I just created a forum myself. www.towebmasters.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Unreal Player
          I have a close community of about 30 members. But they are all looking for members. How did anyone succesfull go about advertising their forum?
          you might be interested in http://www.theadminzone.com
          its a great resource for forum admins
          http://www.virtualinfusion.net
          An Anime and Manga discussion forum.

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          • #6
            Affiliates! They are great. Im in the same position and have a couple of affiliates and they are bringing in members. Also my admins have the forum in every one of there signatures. Send out frequent emails to keep members active.

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            • #7
              Indeed, TAZ is an excellent source of information on all aspects of Community Administration.

              My Live vB5 Site - NZEating.com
              vBulletin Hosting | vBulletin Services - Need hosting for your vB? Need it installed? Something else? Let me take that hassle off your hands.

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              • #8
                members are great but it's posters i want, then again i want to rule the world

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                • #9
                  You could always manually submit your website through Google and other major search engines. That brings in a lot of traffic for me.
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                  • #10
                    Haha yeah I have about 300 members but a good 30 of us post daily. They want to expand the members and I'm looking and see forums with freaking 500 - 1,000 logged in at a time. I have no idea how they do it.

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                    • #11
                      Well, I used to be a member at a Christian community that was running vB software. They had about 300,000 members at one time, at it was not uncommon to see as much as 2,000 members on at once!

                      I don't believe the community exists anymore, but it was one of the largest communities anywhere on the Internet.
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                      • #12
                        One way to promote your mboard is putting the URL in your sig. I've gotten a few members that way...
                        Kim

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by babolo
                          Affiliates! They are great. Im in the same position and have a couple of affiliates and they are bringing in members. Also my admins have the forum in every one of there signatures. Send out frequent emails to keep members active.
                          It sounds interesting. Could you explain me in a few words what affiliates are ? Thanks in advance.

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                          • #14
                            On my web site I've setup a forum to behave as a category, and added sub forums to it where users could get linked. We can agree on a link exchange and then my link shows on their site and their link shows in my links category somewhere.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by ThorstenA
                              It sounds interesting. Could you explain me in a few words what affiliates are ? Thanks in advance.
                              They are more like link backs. If you put my link on your website I'll put yours on mine. as simple as that.

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