Does forum help?

  • iceforever.diamonds
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hi i would just like to hear from you guys if putting a forum to a site can be beneficial?
Thanks!
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It helps especially when there are many regular participants in that forum for
your site to ranks faster than you thought. btw u look cute! :lol:
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Well, that all depends... If you want a forum to become a primary members area & bases for your site, it Takes Time to build (Dedication - Determination - Discipline). Most forums are Not successful to the level of the handful you may find like Ozzu, Digital Point, Webmaster-talk, V7N, WebDevforums, Etc...

Now, if you are simply looking at a Forum as a Customer service application & Retention aid, then Ya, Thats a GREAT idea (With Minimal marketing effort required apart from your Main site)

I have a forum myself, Simply for Customer Service though.

Good luck to you...
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Yup, definitely, a forum used customer service is a very good one! You will definitely have regular participants in there! :lol:
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Depends on what it is. In most cases it doesn't hurt your site to have a forum.

It really benefits to have a forum if it's for a hosting service or for any other service that requires any type of support. It also can be used just as a discussion board. Anyway, that's what a forum is, but what I mean by that is to use it for discussing everyday things and just for conversation. That would only work if it's for some personal use... like for your blog or maybe profile like myspace... they have a discussion system that works like a forum.
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Forums can help you in terms of backlinks...
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Bogey wrote:
Depends on what it is. In most cases it doesn't hurt your site to have a forum.

It really benefits to have a forum if it's for a hosting service or for any other service that requires any type of support. It also can be used just as a discussion board. Anyway, that's what a forum is, but what I mean by that is to use it for discussing everyday things and just for conversation. That would only work if it's for some personal use... like for your blog or maybe profile like myspace... they have a discussion system that works like a forum.


In addition, forums like Ozzu, v7n, webmaster talk and many more that discussions are important because of informations a member shares and get! Cheers to forums! :lol:
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yup, proven... especially when it gets more knowledgable poster.
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If there are lots of visitors then put up a forum and let your visitors interact.
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wolvie wrote:
If there are lots of visitors then put up a forum and let your visitors interact.


Before they interact, what is the purpose of the forum you will make? The purpose and reason why you created the forums is what you must think first.
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x3mario wrote:
Forums can help you in terms of backlinks...


Forums can help you in terms of traffic but not in terms of backlinks as search engines do not consider signature links as backlinks...
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coolslko wrote:
Forums can help you in terms of traffic but not in terms of backlinks as search engines do not consider signature links as backlinks...


Are you sure with that? Not all my friend, Google considers forum sigs as backlinks!


You have a sigs like that and you don't know that! :roll:
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okay thanks for the ideas... but how do you think one can successfully promote a forum?
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Its depends. If you are reguler with the forums then obiviously it helps great because itz motive to information exchange as well.

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