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    Best way to promote webmaster forums?

    Just wondering whats the best way to promote webmaster forums? Its my first time in the niche and I'm not real sure how it's all done.

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    1 way:

    create facebook fanpage
    grow it

    post good threads onto your forum with an image that will get people to click when it shows up on facebook

    Post the threads to your facebook fanpage and also share on your profile

    Eventually they will get tired of commenting on the page after clicking and just sign up at ur forum.

    But use a facebook connect button to make it easier.

    Good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance View Post
    Just wondering whats the best way to promote webmaster forums? Its my first time in the niche and I'm not real sure how it's all done.
    The one thing which worked for me better than anything else was to email people individually and invite them to NetBuilders.

    FrontPageContent's sticky post Promoting A Community is a good resource to review.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Will.Spencer View Post
    FrontPageContent's sticky post Promoting A Community is a good resource to review.
    That link says "page not found".

    Having individuals to invite to a forum is sort of like already having a community and then just building a place for it. The biggest challenge is when you don't even have anyone to invite..

    I like firetown's advice, but growing a facebook fan page is likely gonna be the toughest part. Why would anyone be a "fan" of your forum if there's not much people on it?

    The ideal way of building a community is by doing something great or being something great that would naturally attract people instead of pushing for numbers directly. Why should they join your community when there are so many other choices? What is it you can provide them with that may compel them to join?

    Those are usually tough questions, and unfortunately the good answers typically aren't things like "our forum looks better", "we have better categories" and even "we have some interesting topics". They're all important, and they add up, but they're not the core.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memenode View Post
    That link says "page not found".
    Fixed.
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