Tips for Forum Admins

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  1. keshavn73

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    Okk. i am new here so wana do something interesting and will be making this site my third base and hide out...:beatup: i've made a forum of my own last week so forums are my main topic interest here something to help those new forum admins :D so, here goes..

    Forums are a hard thing to manage especially when they are new.You dont get many members and you lose the passion.So passion is the thing required and also love for your forum.Whenever you feel like losing out , just remember that "PATIENCE IS THE VIRTUE"

    The first and foremost thing for a forum to be successful is the ADMINISTRATOR(S) to be hyper-active.
    Gather some information on the niche your prospective forum would be.
    Try to be familiar with the forum software you use because you dont want to be caught up in a weird situation when you start losing your forum's reputation and image.
    A house made up of bricks comes live with good interior deigning and painting xD. Similarly a good theme for your forum software would be of great value.
    When you start a new community, post some useful information and ask your friends to come up and join you.
    Make sure the STAFF members you choose are respected in the community.There is no need to choose a moderator when you have only 3 members.
    Competitions,contests, new ideas make a forum much active.
    At last but not the least, Respect your forum members and listen to them and their suggestions.
    That's it.
     
  2. Fergal

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    I agree with your tips keshavn73. Have you implemented those tips yourself and how have they been working out for you?
     
  3. keshavn73

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    ya i love my forum and will be happy to see having some members but i am still pacient about it and can't think of any good topics because of forum "niche"...
     
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    It seems you have good knowledge to run forum , but lacking in SEO area which effects with the Promotion system. I have recently made a board same on myBB whch u are using with some extra features.
    1. http://buxhit.com
    2. http://thetutorialsonline.com
    First thing is Theme it should be something different and must have no Dark colors , Edges should be clear as per my knowledge.
     
  5. keshavn73

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    no i have indexed my sites to alexa, bing, google and yahoo...
    and having a xml site map i have created my site last week only so soo needs time
     
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    The thing is SEO and Search engine friendly URL's of your site.
    Example from your site http://kload.org/showthread.php?tid=28 this thread is best if it is like this http://kload.org/Thread-help-please or either like this http://kload.org/http:/thread-28835.html both are good and easy to reach search engine.

    Google SEO mod id already available in myBB Mods section.
    and for thread like this http://kload.org/http:/thread-28835.html all u need to go to Cpanel and rename your htaccess.txt to .htaccess and it will automatically make threads.
     
  7. Keaton

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    Some people make forums because they feel like it. Generally, if you have a good topic, your forum will get successful, otherwise you will just fail.

    Good tips though, and good luck on your forum.
     
  8. keshavn73

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    thanks nice advise will follow it...
     

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