Word of Mouth (Best Form of Advertising?) Oct 20, 2006 15:27:35 GMT -8
Post by Ímþ®óvîšâ†ó® on Oct 20, 2006 15:27:35 GMT -8
myke said:I realize we have a thread on advertising, but this is a little different.
Advertising on Google is great and all, but there is nothing better then one person telling another person how cool of a ProBoard they found, and suggest they check it out.
Now, admins, as a result, you must be kind and fair to your members. Word of mouth may get them there, but if the admins and staff are not going out of their way to make them feel welcome, then they will leave.
It is very important to make new members feel welcome, and to make them feel like they are part of the group, and not a lost soul on a board with a clique.
Study the digram above, and ask you members to tell their friends about your ProBoard. It may cause a chain reaction that will bring you a lot of traffic.
Anyone else wish to add to this?
man I should've put in something good here. hmmmm, let's see
Word-of-the-Mouth will work to the extent that it actually generates page hits, but the only problem I could foresee with this technique is, that it doesn't necessarily contribute to a person joining your forum. The problem many users have (even if it's just basic advertising techniques), is showing members that their forum is worth going to. Word-of-the-Mouth only worked for me, when I first created my forum . Now that it's been out for quite a long while (almost a year actually ). I now have to use a different technique to hopefully work. I don't know whether I have to do better designing or better formatting of my forum. I'll soon find out which of them works later
Like I said before, "Word-of-the-Mouth will work to the extent that it actually generates page hits..." however that doesn't in any particular form, make them join your forum, you'd have to have something that they'd want, which would be tougher to accumuluate