I set up a forum for my web site about two months ago, and I have not promoted it at all since. I have a link to it on the top bar of my site and an image linking to it on the main page.
There are very few visitors and members in the forums. I'm not expecting a lot, since I have not promoted it at all. I'm looking for tips and ideas on how to successfully promote a forum like mine.
The reason why I installed the forums in the first place was to use the Calendar feature. That is where all my visitors go. They don't bother browsing to get to the actual forums.
I receive lots of general questions regarding the food industry, which I cannot answer, but if my visitors posted those questions in the forums, I'm sure they can receive a better reply from someone else.
On my "Questions?" page I have posted the following:But people don't seem to follow that little line. Anyways, what are some good ways to increase traffic to the forums and create a community? Please keep in mind, that 35% of my traffic is not from North America.Please use our forums if you have general questions regarding the food industry.
Thanks to all.