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  1. 3 Reasons Why PHP Message Boards Rock By Matthew Keegan
    If you are web designer, chances are you include forums on at least some of the sites you manage. If you haven't explored PHPBB2 you are missing out as this type of message board offers to designers a forum that is well supported, easy to manage, and above all else: free! Let's see why PHPBB2 is a hit with so many web designers.Compared to some web designers, I am relatively new to the business. I created my first forum with MSN groups in 2002 then, six months later, I made the move over to EZ…


  2. Why You Should Use (Not Abuse) Forums to Increase Your Traffic By Tinu Abayomi-Paul
    There are dozens of reasons why you should look up the forums that are related to your market and post to them often. Here are 3 to get you started.1- Get to Know Your Market as both an Associate and An ExpertThe research alone is a good enough reason to at least sign up to some forums and read. Just by reading posts in forums, you can hear what your market concerns are, straight from consumers. You'll be able to find what their pains are - look particularly for frequent questions that don't a…


  3. How to Build a Forum That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Months Later, Part 1 By Robert Plank
    If you can get a big enough following from customer lists and newsletters you might want to start your own forum. But I always see people trying to start a forum and it falls flat on their face, mainly because they make it too big and they never promote it.The main reason is because nobody eats in an empty restaurant. Don't setup a "multiple topic" forum like phpBB where it allows you to partition the thing off into different subjects. You have to start small, get enough traffic to that for…


  4. Forums: How DO You Get People to Post!? By Dina Giolitto
    Running a web forum is no easy task. If you own one, you know how labor-intensive it is. You spent hours perfecting your forum. You thought up dozens of categories and topics. You customized the interface, set user permissions, sent out welcome emails. Tons of members signed up and logged in. Time for the payoff, right? Wrong. People log in to your forum daily, yet no one posts. Why?1. People are lazy. They'd rather be entertained than contribute. 2. People feel shy. They're afraid of saying t…


  5. Some Quick Tips to Easily Improve the Success of Your Forum! By William Johnston
    It is difficult to define a ‘successful forum’. However, all forums deal with information and so the amount of information that is transferred across a forum is an indication of its success. The most effective way to boost the transfer of information is by boosting your forum’s traffic.Getting visitors to your forum for the first timePromote your forum in a signature file at the end of your articles, emails and forum posts. This will show people that you do have a forum. Usually, the main r…


  6. Using Online Marketing Forums to Jumpstart Your Home Business By Mary Rita Earle
    One of the most wonderful things that I have discovered about the network-marketing world during the past few months are online forums. These forums offer so much to enrich both your online working life and your knowledge of this sometimes confusing, often frustrating world of home-based business, internet marketing.Being a home business, marketing entrepreneur can be an extremely lonely and isolating pursuit. Being an active part of online forums will make you fee…


  7. How To Get Free Advertising By Participating In E-mail Discussion Lists By Julia Tang
    Posting messages to e-mail discussion lists is a great way to get free advertising. An e-mail discussion list is a group of people connected together via e-mail that can communicate with one another. When you post a message to a list include your signature file at the end. Your sig file should be no more than 5 to 6 lines. Include an attention getting sentence why they should visit your web site or e-mail your auto responder. Try to select list's that are archived because your signature fil…


  8. Should You Add A Forum To Your Site? By Matthew Keegan
    I was recently reading a message board thread on a popular SEO site and the question came up whether this particular person should add a forum to his site. I appreciated the honest answers from those who replied and I mulled over several points myself that I thought would be beneficial. Combined, these are some of the prevailing thoughts from site administrators:1. Site Traffic. While there is no “rule of thumb” as to what constitutes a busy site, most administrators felt that a site with at l…


  9. PHPBB2: My Favorite Mods By Matthew Keegan
    I mentioned in a previous article about all the ins and outs of using PHPBB2, an open source forum. Although it does have some quirks about it, the program is free and with a little help from the PHPBB community, not impossible to install even for the novice. The program you will upload, however, is fairly basic in nature therefore modifications [or, mods as some prefer to call them] can be useful to install. I have found several favorites that have worked rather well for me. Now, I am plan on…


  10. How to Make a "Sticky" Web Site with Web Forums By Dejan Bizinger
    Internet is all about communication between people. Those people belong to some groups. People with similar interests form groups where they are able to discuss about their area of interest, to help each other and to learn more about other members. One of the most used ways for communication between like-minded people are web forums. How this can help to your business?In order to have success on the Internet you have to have repeat visits. In order to people visit your site on a regular basis …


  11. Chat Forums and Blogs: The Unofficial Internet Posting Rules By Dina Giolitto
    Have you been hanging around in internet forums and/or making blog comments lately? Public posting is growing ever-popular. One thing I've noticed, is that if you use it for business purposes and you accidentally blurt the wrong thing, it can get ugly pretty quick. A remark that was never intended to be malevolent turns out to offend somebody, and next thing you know, you're engaged in yet another public forum ping pong match. This can be downright exhausting. So is there a 'proper' way to con…


  12. Forum Software 101 - Why It is Vitally Important to Choose the Best Software to Run your Forum By Michael Turner
    When you go through all of the work and trouble to set up your own forum, you don’t want anything to get in the way of its success... especially your forum software. Because of this, it is incredibly important for you to have a good forum software solution that will support your forum just the way you want and provide you will with all of the tools and user functions needed to manage your forum. Don’t just choose the first forum software you come across, do your homework and choose one that is…


  13. The Demise of EZBoard By Matthew Keegan
    For years, EZBoard was a community that offered relatively cheap and easy to maintain forums for managers. Virtually anyone could register, design, and layout a site and invite their friends to participate. Indeed, some of the largest forums on the internet are built upon EZBoard. Unfortunately, a recent system-wide hacking attack has destroyed the company's reputation and sent many managers packing. Let's look at the venerable community and the fatal flaw that has toppled the company from its…


  14. How To Maximize Your Profits With Forums By Christos Varsamis
    Forums are one of the most effective free internet marketing strategies if done correctly. Many people participate in online forums for different reasons. Especially in internet marketing forums, they use it for getting advice and answers to their questions.Another reason is finding new tools, products and marketing concepts that they can apply to their website or online business in general. Internet forums are also an excellent resource for contacting with other online entrepreneurs and build…


  15. Search for Business Partners Effortlessly By Ben Stewart
    With the internet revolution ushering in new modes of communication everyday, building contacts is no longer an arduous, time consuming job. In fact, if you are looking for effective and easy ways to search for business partners, the internet provides a ready answer. Today we have a number of successful and friendly ebusiness platforms which allow us to build networks of contacts, search for business partners and establish business communications effortlessly.As vibrant, ever-growing networkin…


  16. What's The Deal With Discussion Lists? (Part Three) By Danielle Hollister
    Why Do People Start Writing Discussion Lists? Angela Gillaspie, who owns Southern Angel, says she created her list for a very simple reason. "I started the list because there were so many folks that wanted to read my writing, and I had a hard time remembering everyone's addresses." Gillaspie's list, which is a newsletter-type list where only she can post messages, was officially launched on March 24 and currently has 40 subscribers, most of whom joined after receiving an invitation from her…


  17. Don't Over Accesorize Your Forums; Give it Community Content By Kevin Grames
    Have you been to those forums where when it opens up you are blasted off your seat by the stunning colors? Sure you have. We all have. There has been a trend by new forums admins to put every modification they can find onto their forums. While mods and skins are not a bad thing, lets remember that most of your succesful forums dont have all this fancy smancy stuff.What these forums have actually is called solid community content. The people that come to these forums dont come to them because t…


  18. How to Market on Forums and Message Boards Without Upsetting Anyone By Randy Ray
    Believe it or not, you can market on forums and message boards without pissing anyone off. In fact, not only can you market this way, you SHOULD market this way, and I'll tell you why later in this article. But for now, I'd like to point out that the reason I'm writing this article is because someone on an affiliate forum that I frequent got kicked out of an affiliate program for spamming a message board community. He'd posted his opinion of the affiliate product in the "personal opinions" sec…


  19. Use Internet Forums To Earn Money By Lil Waldner
    Online Forums are a great source of information. There are forums about almost every topic. They indicate new trends in the internet community. Furthermore they reflect the people’s need and preferences. Forum web pages attract a lot of traffic.How can forums be used to make money? There are two sides who can use them, the website owners and the opportunity seekers.How can website owners use forums? They are a great opportunity of a kind of free and efficient advertisement. Everybody can post…


  20. Make Money From Forums By Steven Gillman
    If you have a website about a topic you enjoy, you can make money from discussion forums. Talk, post links to your site, get traffic. Traffic means money, right? If not, try different affiliate programs or Google Adwords. The worst sites should get a couple cents per visitor. Now here's how to talk and make money.Search "forum" plus the topic of your site on Google or Alta Vista. For my first site, I searched "backpacking + forum" and in the pages of results I found several good forums. I also…


  21. Benefits of Starting a Forum Community on Your Website By Dax Christopher
    Forums and online communities are excellent additions to websites that make them interesting and informative. Forums provide a means for your website's visitors to interact with one another to discuss about anything they wish, or about products and services you are offering. With human activity on your forums, visitors are more inclined to stay and interact with other members. What your forum members post may be added content to your website as they bring with them unique knowledge and experie…


  22. What's The Deal With Discussion Lists for Writers? (Part Two) By Danielle Hollister
    What Are the Advantages and/or Drawbacks of Subscribing to Discussion Lists? "I learn a lot about publishing houses, editors, etc., and we're like one big happy family," says Dotti Enderle, who belongs to several lists - the biggest being the Children's Writers List. "Unfortunately, because we do spend a lot of time with banter, it takes away from my writing time. But I couldn't live without this list. If anyone has any type of publishing question, someone there can answer it. The members ar…


  23. Get Traffic & Sales Using Discussion Forums By Jean Sutherland
    Message boards, discussion forums and newsgroups can all produce very profitable results for you and your business. Most of us already participate in one or more of these and the more you participate the bigger the benefits to you and your website will be.So let's find out how to make this a profitable venture for you.Posting on forums, newsgroups and boards is the start of a relationship between you and others who read these venues. Many message boards and forums also allow you to use a pictu…


  24. Forums - Why You Might Want One And How To Get One... By Richard Grady
    Several people have asked me about setting up a forum on their website recently, so I thought it might be helpful to cover this topic for the benefit of all my readers.But before I explain how to set up a forum, let me cover some of the reasons as to why you might want a forum in the first place...For those that don't know, a forum is simply a web page which allows visitors to interact with each other by leaving messages and responding to messages made by other users. To see a superb :-) ex…


  25. Marketing Via Messageboards & E-mail Discussion Lists - An Alternative View By Sean Burns
    One of the most suggested means of getting traffic to a site in the early stages is to get involved in messageboard and e-mail discussions on your topic of choice. The idea is that you can show your expertise and therefore get traffic to your site via your signature file (most discussion lists allow you to include your signature file with your post - a few lines with your name, site address and maybe a very brief description). Whilst this is a valid tip, I don't believe that the real reason fo…






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