miniBB ®  
miniBB Support Forums
 | Forums | Register | Reply | Search | Statistics | Manual |
The Other miniBB Support Forums / The Other /   

words of wisdom on when to launch a forum?

Author trc4949
Registered
#1 | Posted: 28 Sep 2006 13:50 
I was wondering if there is a 'right time' to launch a mini bb forum...

should it only be launched after a site is well established and already gets many visitors a day?

or should it be launched and viewable in the very early stages of a sites birth?

Obviously if a site already is established and has many daily visitors then the percent of those who will go to the forum and fill up the postings is quite high...

But if a site is starting from scratch, I wonder if it is a bad idea to already make the forum available...as the low post count may discourage people and make it look dead?

Then again, if a forum is starting from a zero base... then even a small number of postings or discussions will generate more pages which will slowly improve rankings and visibility which will attract more visitors...

Author tom322
Registered
#2 | Posted: 28 Sep 2006 23:33 
I would start forum at your earliest convenience (that way your site's going to pick up faster in search engines). You can always be the first to post so that your forum is not empty ;).

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#3 | Posted: 29 Sep 2006 02:16 
I would recommend to plan your site in whole at the very beginning, too. Every forum starts with zero posts, so it's up to you to "emulate" visitors first and make a discussion with yourself :-) You won't get hundreds of posts per one day anyway.

Author tom322
Registered
#4 | Posted: 29 Sep 2006 11:44 
Yes, that's correct what Paul says. There's nothing worse that could put your visitors off than badly-designed or buggy site.

Author Moony
Registered
#5 | Posted: 29 Sep 2006 12:43 | Edited by: Moony 
If you specializing in some field, you can attract visitors from other forums by advertising yourself as a specialist ready to answer all the questions. That's how I did and in 1 month I had about 500 posts and 50 users (in 1 year I had 10.000 posts). Links from other forums will also add some weight for your site for search mashines.

Author Paul
Lead Developer
#6 | Posted: 29 Sep 2006 12:45 
Moony
you can attract visitors from other forums by advertising yourself as a specialist ready to answer all the questions - well said and that's exactly what miniBB is designed for! Thanks a lot.

The Other miniBB Support Forums / The Other / words of wisdom on when to launch a forum? Top
Your Reply Click this icon to move up to the quoted message
 Short link for this topic:

 ?
You are welcome to post anonymously, by entering a nickname with no password (if the similar Username has not been taken yet), or by leaving both fields empty. If you have a forums account, you can also sign in from this page without posting a message, or sign in and post at once.


Before posting, make sure your message is compliant with our forum posting rules. If not, it may be locked or deleted with no explanation.
 
miniBB Support Forums Powered by Forum Software miniBB ® Features  Requirements  Demo  Download  Showcase  Gallery of Arts
Compiler  Premium Extensions  Premium Support  License  Contacts
  Extend your miniBB-forums, attaching the images and files,
get the File and Picture Attachments add-on!
Galleries / Attachments Addon for miniBB