My Goal for Business Advice Forum

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  1. Fergal

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    My vision for Business Advice Forum is that we will grow to become the largest and most helpful personal success and business forum on the Internet. This can only be achieved with your help and participation.

    My first milestone tis that we receive an average of over 1,000 unique visitors per day by the end of Sept 09.

    Do you think we can do it?
     
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    Fergal - I think that is a very realistic and acheivable goal. We are all here to help promote this forum and see it reach the milestones you have aimed for. All the best.
     
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    Thanks for your support Jo, I'm enjoying the journey.
     
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    Hope we can achieve that too Fergal. We have to do our best in promoting Business Advice Forum. Speaking of which, I also need to make some posts to dofollow forums to increase our backlinks and also to promote our forum.
     
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    The question that comes to my mind is... how many uniques do we have today?
     
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    We have an average of just over 400 uniques per day, which is great.
     
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    At this pace i'm sure we would out stand the current expectations ;)
     
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    I'm sure it's got busier around here lately... It's nice to be involved at the start.
     
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    Thankfully it has, yesterday was our busiest day ever, with over 130 new posts.

    I'd like to thank all our members for your participation and your efforts to promote our business forum.
     
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    I think yes we can do it if we set our minds to doing it. This forum is getting known more and more everytime I visit it, but unfortunately I have been busy lately, because I have final exams so I don't have the time to even open my email, but I always clear a specific time to share my views and opinions and hear others' in this nice forum. Hope this forum will prosper more and more.
     
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    With as many competitions as you are running, I think it is a very achievable goal to get 1k uniques per day by September end.

    I've browsed through the forum categories and it seems like the people here are genuinely interested in providing helpful posts, so you're well on your way.
     
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    Thanks for your support and good luck with your exams, what are you studying?

    Welcome to Business Advice Forum jwhitakr and thanks for your kind words. I hope you're right.
     
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    Things to Do List for Business Advice Forum - Feedback Please!

    Please see my list of things to do for Business Advice Forum. I'm posting the tasks in the order that I hope to complete them. Many of the items on the list have come from member feedback and suggestions.


    1. [strike]I've received some feedback that our competitions are a bit confusing. I'll re-write the competition threads to make them more understandable. Completed 8 Jul 09.[/strike]
    2. [strike]Add a privacy policy. Added 9 Jul 09.[/strike]
    3. [strike]Tidy up & organise Useful Resources and Featured Threads posts. Done 13 Jul 09[/strike]
    4. [strike]Start sending a welcome PM and / or email to new members. Done 13 Jul 09[/strike]
    5. [strike]Add the traditional VB Nav Bar. Completed 15 Jul 09[/strike]
    6. [strike]Finalise the forum logo and theme. 30 Jul 09[/strike]
    7. Update the forum structure, headings & descriptions
    8. [strike]Make a decision re VBSEO or other SEO solution - Waiting for VB4, 27 Aug 09[/strike]
    9. Implement SEO solution
    10. [strike]Add a tell a friend link 09 09 09[/strike]
    11. Check & update meta tags
    12. Add / update site map
    13. Get feedback on forum set up and amend accordingly
    14. Rewrite and update the welcome PM
    15. Start a referral contest
    16. Update member user labels
    17. Check any server issues, DB efficiency, data back ups, security etc
    18. Outsource regular maintenance and admin work to a third party if required
    19. [strike]Start a Business Advice Forum newsletter. Done 25 Aug 09[/strike]
    20. Add an iTrader system
    21. Add a blog to Business Advice Forum
    22. Create an introductory video for BAF
    23. Create a video for the BAF $20,000 competition
    24. Improved registration notice, small pop-up (cf etalkindia)

    Any suggestions - I'd welcome any feedback on the list or reminders of anything that I've forgotten to include.

    Thanks for your interest & support!
     
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    Our average unique visitors per day were just over 440, for the month of June. Thankfully we are going in the right direction towards the goal of 1,000 uniques per day.

    Thanks everyone for your participation and support to date.
     
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    Item one done. The competition thread now looks like this.

    Do you think that's clearer to first time viewers?
     
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    Definitely it's now much clearer than before. I wasn't able to figure until from 3 days or so ago, when you explicitely told us that top posters that post the best amount of posts are eligible for entering the competition, and by then the time was too late for me to do anything, and then my name wasn't listed under the components name and I was really very disappointed. But now, it's much better, and I hope I can try to do something, as I am really busy with my studies and homeworks, but I will try to find a time for BAF.
    Good luck in your list and I hope you will accomplish all the mentioned elements.
     
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    Fergal..First of all I want to say thank you for setting such good objective & target for yourself.. I am feeling very proud to be one of the small member of this big forum.. I think your hardwork & dedication alongwith contribution from all the members here will help us achieve the target of 1000 unique visitors per day..& in the process I hope that one day BAF for sure will emerge out as the largest and most helpful personal success and business forum on the Internet, just as you have dreamt of....Cheers, cheers , cheers....:D
     
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    It is much clearer now as every body can easily understands it in much easy way than it was before.....your targets are very realistic & I hope you will accomplish them all ...I don't see that you have left any..If I will get any idea in the meantime, I will post here..:)
     
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    Thanks everyone for your feedback and good wishes. More suggestions and feedback welcome.

    Privacy Policy added today. I've also added another item to the list - "Tidy up & organise Useful Resources and Featured Threads posts".
     
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    Another item added to the list - "Start sending a welcome PM and / or email to new members".
     

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