My Top 3 Free Forum Hosting Sites

Today in this article, I will be discussing my pick of the Top Three Free Forum Hosting websites that you can use to host your forum. I have used my time to try out and test the services the following has to offer. I do have my favorites and I will explain why in this article. Continue reading

Is it bad to build a forum on a genre that is overused?

Welcome to my first article. I am going to tell you about myself as I hope to become a regular blogger. I am a web year old web developer, that loves the color blue hehe! I am 23 an I live in New Zealand.

I have run many different forums in the past, and I too have had trouble trying to create forums that are on overused genres. So if you’re wanting some tips, just reply to this blog post. 🙂 Continue reading

Google AdSense – What NOT to do!

Google AdSense is a mythical creature. Their policies are so long and technical, that it seems almost impossible to know for certain what you can and cannot do whilst using the service. This article will enable you to know some of the main reasons why AdSense accounts may get disabled, and help you prevent yourself from falling victim to an AdSense Employee that is having a bad day. Continue reading

The Lack of Passion

I joined the web community back in 2006. This is where the internet was still a fairly new thing. High speed internet had just erupted over the web and people were going wild. Websites started spewing up all over the internet and it was great. I can’t even remember how many successful forums I’ve seen over my years, which will be 10 this coming year, that were run so well. So what’s happened to forums over the years? Continue reading

5 Key Methods to Retain Visitors on Your Website

Nowadays, retention is key! People who keep coming back on your website are more likely to share your website and you become more popular. Most websites lack the follow key methods to retain those awesome visitors that will share about your website. Here are my top 5 key methods to retain visitors on your website. Continue reading

How to Find Topic Ideas for Your Forum

If you are not running a general forum, you will likely reach a point where you are having a hard time coming up with topics relating to your niche. Never fear though! There are many resources on the world wide web that you can use to your advantage. In this article I will share some ideal sources to help you generate ideas for topics. Continue reading

How to Master the Art of Post Exchanges

Post Exchanges are simple and self explanatory. If I make 10 Posts on Cosmic’s forum, Cosmic will make 10 on mine. It sounds easy, and it is, but there is an art to maximizing the benefits from that exchange. This guide will go over some general user psychology and business tactics. Hopefully everything in this article can help you gain more posts on your forum or blog! Continue reading

Why You Don’t Need Staff For a New Forum

Most people feel that when getting ready to open a new forum, or a couple of weeks into a forums life, they must hire some staff members to help. This normally comes in the form of wanting to hire 1-2 moderators and an administrator at the most basic level. However, hiring staff is often much more based on the feeling that having people with these roles makes them much more likely to contribute to discussion, and help grow your post count. Continue reading

Tips to Improve the Reply Rate for Threads

Discussions on a forum are what keeps the doors open. It is what gets the community involved with the topics and makes them stick around. Without discussions, forums cannot exist. However many topics on a forum will often go without responses, or the responses will be basic and that user will never again return to the thread. With the following tips you will be able to create some hot topics on your forum which will really bring in the posts and hopefully even new users! Continue reading