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Activity, Administration, Category_Forum Administration, Category_Webmaster, Early Mistakes in Forum Administration, Inactivity, Joshua Farrell, Staff, Starting Forums -

When you first start your first forum, the thought of becoming a webmaster can be a daunting task. Fortunately for you, most rookie webmasters make the same mistakes that can be fairly easily avoided when starting out. This article is a guide on how to avoid those classic mistakes that rookie webmasters always seem to make when starting a new forum, which are three things I normally seem to see with new forum admins, that can be avoided: too many boards, inactivity and too many staff members. All of which I'll cover in this article. Too Many Boards First, the...

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Adsense, Category_Advertising, Category_Webmaster, forum, Google, Zimm -

Google Adsense - Probably the first way many people try to monetize their content. I don't blame them, Adsense has the highest earning rates of all. It can be argued that no other ad companies can beat them. Many guides and tips you see online now are for maximizing Adsense on your blog, website, etcetera. So, I thought I'd write up a some tips for all of you forum owners out there. 1. The most popular ad sizes currently are 300×250, 336×280, and 160×600. While 468×60 and 728×90 fit better in headers and footers, try other unique locations such as...

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Category_Social Networking, Category_Tutorial, Category_Webmaster, Joshua Farrell, Promotion, social network promotion, Social Networks -

Most of you are aware of the huge potential a Social Network campaign has, but there are also many things that could go wrong with those campaigns. First of all, Social Networks are different than forums and blogs. They are a constant stream of information: news, personal statuses, shared links, funny videos, cat's and a whole lot more. To give you an idea of a comparison you can make in regards to it, is that your link can be compared to a fish in the sea; that is a single link can be overwhelmed by everything that is there in...

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Category_Programming & Design, Category_Webmaster -

What is design? We all perceive design differently. For some, it might be lots of whitespace and less content, while others like bright colours. When you play webmaster, you have to make sure that your forum has the best possible design possible, because it is the first impression your user has of the forum. Sure, activity is important too, but the first thing the user notices is how does the forum, or in fact, any website looks? Is it too bright? Is the colour scheme conflicting, or do all the colours 'go' with each other? How easy it is, to...

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Administration, Category_Forum Administration, Category_Webmaster, qualities, Webmaster -

YOU can be this guy - a rocktstar webmaster! Starting a forum is easy. Running one, however, is not. There are several great articles here on Forum Promotion that touch upon the topic how to run a forum. But none talk about what it takes. The qualities and skills YOU must possess, to be a rock star webmaster. Here's a small grocery list: Time Determination Passion Tech-Savvy A Good Eye Writing Skills Steal, don't plagiarize The list is by no means exhaustive. I'm sure that if some of the other more qualified members of Forum Promotion were to write this...

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