August 26, 2014 at 11:38 pm #18220
I hope many of you are already running a forum. And you know the challenges you faced..
Setting up a good successful forum is not an easy job. It required a lot of energy and patience..
The main challenges I faced were type of software to use, what areas I should concentrate, how to get new users and how to get more posts etc..
What are the challenges you faced. and how you managed to overcome those challenges?.. Please share your expriences below..August 29, 2014 at 9:26 am #18321
First thing i faced is what niche should i use or whom should i concentrate with.. Then the hosting and forum type. Then the categories and sections.September 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm #23468
My main problems has been traffic pretty much. So I normally go to forums that promote forums and help you with members. I’ve submitted my forum to every free engine search site that I can.
I selected my forum as an anime forum, because there are a lot of people out there who like that. Im not obsessed with it,but I also didn’t want to be stuck on a forum with a set genre, that didn’t interest people.
I also tried Hitleap and that doesn’t work. You get free traffic, but its just junk ( as in fake) traffic and no one ever joins your forum. You’ll get up to 40 or more hits, but its all bots so keep that in mind. The only thing its good for is youtube videos.
Setting up my forum took a while. I do have a lot of categories, but its required because of my forum type. I figure over time, some members can fill in the gaps.September 13, 2014 at 1:37 am #24475
Bringing trafic to your forum is a big headache for all new forum owners.. Its very difficult to convince our friends to join.. Many of them might have different tastes…
Still there is a scope if the forum handle a specific niche. Normal General discussion forum will not work anymore..September 16, 2014 at 11:05 am #27081
My challenge is also bringing traffic. I am still struggling with that. However, I’m now at the point where I have some traffic, but I don’t think I have enough to hook people into joining or keep them coming on a daily basis. It’s hard.September 17, 2014 at 12:18 am #27120
A lot of my online friends joined my forum and are supporting me, and they have my thanks for that. They’re active on and off. I am still learning as a forum owner though. It isn’t always easy.September 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm #28238
I think when I first set up my forum the only challenges I faced were what forum software to use, what forums I should start off with that I knew would be popular and also getting a theme I knew would be good and would not turn people away up on seeing it.
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