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Forum Advice - small or big?
I need advice on my first forum.
I have the forum at spot#2 on page 1 for search term 5400 searchs / mo..
I am currently getting around 30 visits a day but no one is posting!
I have 6 categories, 25 topics, 47 posts, and XXX views
Should I expand more categories so people have more options to post about, or should I consolidate every thing down to just 1 or 2 topics so that the 1 or 2 topics are more active?
Im concerned that if I expand to many different categories each individual category will be to slow for anyone to want to post.
Im thinking that narrowing to 1 category 2 sub categories will make these 2 more active and there for people will be more motivated to post because they can expect a faster reply..
Not sure if posting the link is considered advertising so I will leave that out for now.
basically its a website of Low Investment Business Ideas.
The most important category that people come to the site for I believe is the one thats basically a list of ideas, and then the "community" one is the general business chat.
The others that I would consolidate would be SEO, advertising, and such.
I would go for narrowing to few very general topics so that they become more active as you say. And as time passes you can make sub-topics.
Unfortunately advertising is the first stop for many visitors, so try to restrict url posting or advertising before certain number of posts.
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Hmm as I was about to go ahead and trim down to 2 forums... I started wondering about my rating. I am currently 2nd spot on page 1 of google for the search term Low Investment Business Ideas
And I really dont want to get knocked off of the first page by changing my home page.. However my keywords are barely used in the forum categories that I would be deleting and moving posts to the 2 relevant categories ......
It probably wouldnt effect my google place.. if so I guess I could just add them back and move everything back... meh..
try to keep active your forum with the help of your friends and join some same kind of forum and posts links in related topics with your forum it can help in bringing traffic
Absolutely, I post frequently. My main concern is rather I should consolidate it down to just 2 categories or leave it where its at now.
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Im now concerned with rather it will effect my ranking in google. Currently 2nd on page 1 for my main search term and I dont THINK consolidating the forums will change that but Im not certain.
I think I will just leave it how it is, and simply continue to be as active as possible in the forum.
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