A great way to promote your forum is to put links to your forum in your signatures on other forums. If you have an image to go with it, the ad will seem more pleasing? So, how many forums currently have a link to your forum in your signature? Do you use images? And how effective are these links? I currently have no links to my forum, but I am currently working on a banner for my forum that would be used for advertsing. After that, I'd put it in my signatures for forums that I am active in and hope to gain some more activity.