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New Ownership on FP

Hello All,

I would like to take this moment to let you all know that Forum Promotion has been sold to MasterA. I believe he will bring a lot to the table and overall move Forum Promotion in a great direction.

I am truly excited to see where he can take the website as he has a lot of devotion and seems really excited to get started, and has plenty more time than me to manage the website.

Please join me in welcoming Mastera to the Administration Team, and also ownership of FP!

Thank you for everyone who has severed on the FP staff while I was owner. It was a pleasure to work with you all!

Best Regards,


Welcome to Forum Promotion: Our Community Driven Boards

Hello there!

In this edition of welcoming you to our forum, I would like to focus somewhat on the forums that you as a member, can participate in and trade with our fellow users alike! After all, if you are going to become part of Forum Promotion, you need to integrate with the community, and participate in everything that the members do!

Ok, so what would be considered the community sections of FP? Well I will tell you. The community sections are the Member to Member Category, the Managing Online Forums & Websites category, and the Non-Promotion section.

Lets talk about the Member to Member section first.

The Member to Member Section

Here in the Member to Member Category, you have many selections you can choose from to participate with your fellow users.

As the first choice, you have what we call, The Exchange Central as the first actual board in this category. In this board, you can do typical free exchanges with other users. That is, you can exchange posts for posts, comments, user registrations, and affiliate images for most free user to user exchanges.

Inside the Exchange Central board, you have one sub-board in it called the Forum Cash Exchanges. Here you can literally exchange whatever you want as a service, by charging for it via our Forum Cash. Or, if you don’t want to charge people, you can participate in the already maintained FP threads that are posted there! Some will pay you Forum Cash to do things, others will charge you if you want to pay them according to their prices for things that they may request.

It is a good idea to look into the stickies in this board to see what you can learn from them, so that you can get a more basic idea of what is allowed, and what isn’t allowed.

In the Marketplace Board and sub-boards, you can buy or sell various different items according to what category they happen to be. You can buy or sell posts, domains, forums, and websites. You can charge for graphics that are made, and you can participate in paying for advertising on other people’s websites and forums! If you have cash, or if you want to earn cash, this would be a good place to go to, in order to do that.

In the Job Center, if you’re short on staff on your forum or website, feel free to post a topic advertising it, so that you can find the perfect employee for your site or forum! You can also look for jobs here if you feel like you are up to it.

In What is Going on, you will find people posting various different events, and goals that either are happening, or had recently happened at their forum or websites. This can be a good place to go to find out if there are any events that you can participate in.

Last but not least, there is a board called Site Battles! Here you can participate in polls that people vote in, to see which forum or website is the better of the two. This is always a good place to go, if you are looking to see what various administrators are doing to get a good looking forum or website that wins.

Now lets go to our next category.

The Managing Online Forums & Websites Section

Managing & Monetizing Your Site – This is where you can discuss all aspects of managing and monetizing your website or forum with other webmasters.

The Subforums of Managing & Monetizing Your Site are the following: Peer To Peer Reviews, Brainstorming, Promotion Tricks & Help, Website Appraisals.

In Peer to Peer Reviews, you can critique other website and forum owners, and give them suggestions on how to improve what they have. In Brainstorming, you can give or receive ideas on how to start forums or websites, and what could be on it. In Promotion Tricks & Help, you will find various tips and tricks that you can use to promote. And in Website Appraisals, you can come and get your website or forum appraised by other members of the forum; meaning, you can come and see what others think the cost of your website or forum could be at, if it is sold off to someone else.

Search Engine Optimization – This is where you can discuss all aspects of search engine optimization in this forum, from how to build backlinks to the ins and outs of getting great results in the search engine rankings.

Technical Support – If you are running into technical issues, or you know how to fix technical issues, this is the place to be.

Graphic Design & Webmaster Forum – This is where you discuss topics related to graphic design, HTML, other website coding and programming.

The Subforums of Graphic Design & Webmaster Forum are the following: Graphics Show off & Database, Graphic Tutorials, Webmaster & Coding Tutorials.

In the Graphics Show off &Database sub-board, you can show off your graphics for feedback, or to release them for public use. There are plenty of categories you can choose from when adding, or would like to use from in this board. There are categories for banners, rank images, smilies, themes and skins, avatars, and miscellanies items that do not have a spot in one of the other categories. In the Graphic Tutorials Sub-Board, you can read or submit tutorials on how to make various graphics. Finally in Webmaster and Coding Tutorials, you can post any coding and web development tutorials you may have in this forum.

And last but not least, the Non-Promotion section!

The Non-Promotion Section

Computers & The Internet

In the Computers & The Internet board, you can discuss hardware, software, websites and much more here. This is a good way to learn what you can do with various hardware, software, websites, and anything else that you can think of relating to the computer world!

Remember, this isn’t the place to talk about managing online forums or websites, we already have a section for that as stated above.

Media Discussions

In the Media Discussions board, you can talk about all types of media here like music, TV, films and games if it doesn’t already have a board to discuss it in.

The Subforums for a little bit more focused discussion, are The YouTube Corner and Gaming Zone.

Sporting Discussions

In the Sporting Discussions board, you can have discussions about any type of sport with other members here. This can be official sports, international sports, or hobbies!

Intellectual Talk

Last but not least, you can talk about anything else here in the Intellectual Talk board! So that you can take a break from promoting and participate in some friendly discussion.

The Subforums for this board are the Debate Corner, Humour Corner, and Forum Fun.

Please explore these forums, since they will help you out in the long run of gaining members to your forum or website!

Communication with Social Communities

This article was first posted on our blog on 01/04/2010. For this reason, the information may be outdated and no longer reliable/correct.

When you think of a social networking site like Facebook, you probably think of a place where you interact with your friends – a site where people connect with each other. This assessment would be accurate, connecting and sharing with others is your primary goal. This can be an invaluable tool in forum promotion. User ‘A’ posts your site on his wall, user ‘A’ has five hundred friends, all five hundred of those friends now have a personal recommendation to visit your site from someone they know. Let’s say that approximately twenty people visit your site and choose to share it. A chain reaction occurs. This shows how valuable social network sharing can be.

Now, telling people, “Hey guys! Post this site on your profiles online!” is most likely not going to do much. I’m going to teach you today about how to integrate social networking onto your site with minimal effort.

The first site you should check out–and one I personally recommend–is http://addthis.com . AddThis is stunning in its simplicity, but it works. Sign up for an account on AddThis and follow its instructions to get your button. It should give you an HTML code that can be posted anywhere on your site. You may ask, “What does this magical AddThis code do, exactly?” When a user hovers over the AddThis button, a little drop-down menu appears. On this dropdown, they can choose to post a link to your article, your page, your post–wherever the button was–to virtually any social network with very little effort. Some of these sites include Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Delicious. Over two hundred sites are included in total. AddThis provides advanced analytics, and I was shocked to find that about twelve people had shared my site on Twitter within ten days. Over 800,000 sites utilize AddThis, and you should become one of them.

Moving on, another option is http://bar.meebo.com/ . The Meebo Bar is an interesting little piece of code. To get it, sign up at the URL provided. The code is a little more complex than AddThis, but if you’ve ever edited an HTML document, then you should be able to use it. Be more cautious when adding it to your site, though. What exactly does Meebo do? It adds convenience and connectivity. You can have a link to your Facebook fan page, a built-in preview of your site’s Twitter, Drag ‘n’ Share photo sharing, easy Digg sharing, and more. One of the most interesting features is the Meebo chat. If your users have a Meebo accounts, then they can chat on services such as Facebook, MSN, YIM, and AIM. It is similar to Facebook chat. When they visit another page on your site, their chats are preserved. Your users will be connected to all of their friends, and they will be more apt to share your link.

Of course, the possibilities of social networking in forum promotion are endless. Facebook and MySpace connections allows you to have users log in with their Facebook and MySpace accounts, bypassing registration. Easier registration means that users will be more likely to sign up and post. IP.Board and vBulletin both have some form of these built-in. Another possibility is the use of a Twitter page for your site and all of the promotion efforts that come with that. Look online for more information on promotion via Twitter. A Facebook page is yet another option to be considered.

In conclusion, many users on the web today prefer to visit sites shown to them by friends and acquaintances. Using social networking sites, your site can be promoted that way, and activity can flourish as real-life bonds do the promotion work for you. Using the tools available for these sites, it has become very important. The possibilities are endless, and I hope that you learn to utilize them.