My sites forum is still slow. How do I get people to post in the forum?
You probably aren`t going to want to hear this, but in my opinion, you jumped the gun on your forum. You should have started a blog first to gauge interest in your topic, added lots of useful, relevant content, built up your credibilty and traffic, and then if successful transferred your blog readers over to your forum.
If your forum was good and relevant, word of mouth and organic SEO would take over and your forum would grow that way. It would be a natural progression.
It`s still not too late to do it the right way. Of course, you`re going to have to be patient, because it takes time to build traffic this way. Or you can try buying traffic announcing your new forum. But I personally don`t recommend that approach either, because buying forum traffic typically doesn`t work - at least not over the long haul.
I hope you don`t mind me asking, but why did you start a forum in the first place? Was it to build a community? Because you can actually build a blog community a heck of a lot easier and faster. Just something to keep in mind.
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