I just saw something useful on net and I like to share it. Remember I am not the creater I am sharer lol .I thought we could have a thread where we gather together ideas on how to get traffic on your forum. This is very basic ideas. You can share your ideas too. Here are some of my ideas; * Launch email list Gather large lists of emails. Create a good email telling us about your board. * Search Engines You need to get all your threads indexed, and a high ranking to increase new traffic. This will also put you in a strong position against competing forums. * Twitter You may send your RSS feed to Twitter. * Facebook Create a facebook fan page. Treat everyone like your friend. * Yahoo Answers Respond to questions at Yahoo Answers. This is actually an epic methode, tbh. * Comment on blogs Make comments on related blogs with a link back. * Forum posting While posting on other forums, make sure that you have your forum in your signature. DON'T be a fluff poster or a profile spammer. * Advertise Use Google ads, or even Facebook. * Forum Directories You may get some traffic from forum directories. * Youtube Set up a youtube channel. * Offline promotion It’s time to think outside the box. Most of the promotion we do to our forum is purely online. 1) The easiest method of promoting is actually telling people that you have a forum. 2) Try advertising in your local newspaper. Getting advertisement spots is really easy but sometimes can be a bit expensive 3) On a Local Radio Show (In the rush hours, of course). 4) Create a few hundred business cards and ask for them to be put up in related shops. 5) Create your own branded T-shirts and hats and wear them about. Have your URL clearly visible on the front and back. Do you have any more methods of promoting you forum out with the internet? Do you think it’s possible to promote effectively without the internet?* Facebook Advertisement You can pay for some advertisement on Facebook. /// There are many strategies that can be used to get traffic to a forum Important: Remember to have the content first!