View Full Version : pr = money

01-22-2004, 12:30 PM
i need some idears on getting visitors and increasing the pr of my site
server talk forums (http://www.servertalk.org)
as i am running the site as a hobby and hoping to ern some revenue of of banners and pr links
can som 1 take a look and give me some idears

01-22-2004, 01:22 PM
From what I can see there is no content, add some.

You can't expect a forum to grow from scratch.

01-22-2004, 02:00 PM
forum-members= my site
what can i do

01-22-2004, 02:18 PM
I think it's like this:

Content = Visitors
Compelling Content = Members
Many Members + Compelling Content = Active Forum

Or something like that. It's probably not reasonable to put up a forum app and expect people to start posting. There are far better places for them to spend their time.

01-22-2004, 02:52 PM
The mere fact you consider your members to be content indicates your forum is doomed to fail.

Change your perception of what content is, or you'll never succeed at the online community game.

01-22-2004, 03:38 PM
Make content yourself. It's hard, but alot of us have done it. I wrote all of Debt Management Guide, Chris wrote all of the author profiles on Literature-Network, Shawn Weeks wrote all about Mesotheolima on his site.

01-23-2004, 12:50 AM
ok but its a forum and i cant reply to myself all day

should i add some links to my oter sites and write some stuff

01-23-2004, 02:02 AM
Add some reviews or something.

01-28-2004, 12:12 PM
I sometimes get a friend to start posting on the forum and then have an interesting conversation with content in.
Ask controversial questions.
Set up a few account and do start replying to your self but under a different name, that way people will think it is an active forum. Do not make too obvious though or you will look like an idiot

01-28-2004, 01:20 PM
You need to start with a smaller forum, make less sections. It looks so vast and empty. Make it look small and semi-busy.

01-28-2004, 01:21 PM
You can talk to yourself with different usernames to help get a forum going.

02-01-2004, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by Chris
You can talk to yourself with different usernames to help get a forum going.

:p Just don't go overboard.

02-01-2004, 01:52 PM
ive redesignd the site (looked to dark)
and created 2 members besides me and have begun to build a comunity
ive got a few legit members

just opened a buyiong and selling forum
and there is a place for 3d mark scores

02-01-2004, 03:27 PM
The best way to increase your pr is by improving a sites content and also getting good pr sites to link to you.

This can be done by exchanging links with others!

02-02-2004, 12:04 AM
And don't forget to add your site to as many directories as possible, I mean also the local ones. Let as much pople as possible know about it. Use your signature in your emails whenever possible.