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  • Cromulent
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    Originally posted by cjshirlaw View Post
    Thanks for that. So when i go to advertise my site i should advertise it under something other sites do not offer so to attract unique customers
    Well not really. Advertising it as a niche site is not point. The site actually needs to be in a niche. There is no point in advertising it as a niche site when it is not.

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  • cjshirlaw
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    Originally posted by Cromulent View Post
    A niche is an area that is highly specialised and does not have much competion. Often used when refering to products or services that cater for a small subset of the population rather than aiming for mass market appeal.

    In this instance it means a website that is aiming to be different from its competition by doing things differently or having extra features.
    Thanks for that. So when i go to advertise my site i should advertise it under something other sites do not offer so to attract unique customers

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  • Cromulent
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    Originally posted by cjshirlaw View Post
    What is this niche, i have seen it on a few website that promote forums but never knew what it was
    niche(nch, nsh)
    n. 1. A recess in a wall, as for holding a statue or urn.
    2. A cranny, hollow, or crevice, as in rock.
    3. a. A situation or activity specially suited to a person's interests, abilities, or nature: found her niche in life.
    b. A special area of demand for a product or service: "One niche that is approaching mass-market proportions is held by regional magazines" Brad Edmondson.

    4. Ecology a. The function or position of an organism or population within an ecological community.
    b. The particular area within a habitat occupied by an organism.


    tr.v. niched, nich·ing, nich·es To place in a niche.
    A niche is an area that is highly specialised and does not have much competion. Often used when refering to products or services that cater for a small subset of the population rather than aiming for mass market appeal.

    In this instance it means a website that is aiming to be different from its competition by doing things differently or having extra features.

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  • cjshirlaw
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    Originally posted by Carlos X View Post
    If you want to go the easy route (but takes a bit long), try thinking up a username or phrase that is a niche. Once you've done that, there's no stopping you from conquering the net.


    What is this niche, i have seen it on a few website that promote forums but never knew what it was

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  • Gemilang
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    Well, I picked a domain name that is easy to remember (and one that is quite..."Google-able").

    I also promoted my site at other sites with relevant content...and well, that pretty much about it. I didn't really do much else, now my site gets traffic from mainly word-of-mouth and Google

    And, a tip : once the traffic arrived, make sure they stay Proper management and interesting content should do it

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  • Carlos X
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    If you want to go the easy route (but takes a bit long), try thinking up a username or phrase that is a niche. Once you've done that, there's no stopping you from conquering the net.

    I'm not saying its a piece of cake, but its money-free, hassle free once you get a few sites to recognize your name or phrase, or even your site's name.

    Its better than you create a reputation for yourself at other communities with the identity of that site name you choose to have on google. Because, people notice your presence. Therefore, this gets the attention of google bots, or googlers.

    The better your profile on other sites are searched, the more they put priorities in googling profile pages you create. You need to do the wood work, too, cleverly put your site's link in your profile, any chance you can.
    Last edited by Carlos X; Thu 26 Apr '07, 9:56pm.

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  • q22inc
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    Hmm, so going the Google ads route is worth it.

    If it's just $100 bucks for some decent publicity that's worth it. Even if I can bring in like 20-30 more members I would be happy, because at that point the forum will grow by itself (hopefully).

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  • WurkAnimal
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    Signature adverts are OK, Google ads is really good though.

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  • bmc
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    If you post quality content regularly, and make it something unique, people will come.

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  • briangumble
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    Drop like $100 on Google ads.

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  • q22inc
    started a topic Promoting your forums.

    Promoting your forums.

    Can you guys share some advice on this?

    My forums are pretty new right now, with about 10-15 members. I think it's at the stage where it can really grow and boom or go the other route and slowly fizzle off into nothing.

    I feel like it's a good product. I am not sure how to get the word out on it though.



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