I have been working on a submission-based networking site for quite some time now.
The problem is… I don’t really know how to get people to start “networking” on it, so I need a little advice.
Most visitors just come from another site and look at one or two submissions, and then leave. How can I get them to stay and browse? More importantly, how can I get them to sign up, submit their own content and comment on other submissions?
The site is: http://shroomtown.com
(If you have any other feedback about the site, feel free to tell me.)
That section seems to be for sharing full reviews of websites, and it requires that I write at least three lengthy full website reviews before I can even post there. I am not at all asking for a full website review, but rather just some tips or advice.
This thread’s topic is regarding help in building a community. I am, however, interested in any detailed advice you might have about the professionalism of the design.
Any honest and constructive criticism would be appreciated very much.
I guess your site is not bad…just need some seo to get higher ranking in search engine.
also try adwords and facebook ads to get some traffic.
you concept is good and I guess it should work after some hard work.
I think if people actually saw some comments on the submissions, they might be more encouraged to leave some themselves… Which would eventually encourage them to submit some of their own stuff and see what people have to say about it.
I don’t really know how much some comments would help, but maybe I could allow non-member “guests” to leave comments (using a captcha). Also, perhaps I could offer some sort of reward for commenting. =/