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« on: September 09, 2006, 06:44:24 pm »

Just as an example...

I have just launched a posting competition over at n2kdesign.

The prize is a 10 amazon gift Certificate for the winner after the four week running period.  All members both new and existing are automatic participants.
You can find out more at http://www.n2kdesign.co.uk/forums

Just follow the big red 'Competition' button. see you all there.
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2006, 10:51:36 am »

Posting competitions are good but the prize has to be a really big draw.
I had one that was a mini leatherman type tool on one of my old forums.
but something tech is always better for forums.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2006, 02:57:45 pm »

So far this amazon voucher has drawn a few hundred posts today alone, and one new member!
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2006, 01:21:46 am »

Way to go.
Sounds like a good investment so.


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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2006, 05:18:20 am »

I still need new forum members tho.

I am thinking of adding a bonus to the competition.  Anyone who gets a new member into the forum during the contest and who makes a set number of posts, will receive a bonus of 1000 points for the refferal.

what you think?
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2006, 01:37:43 am »

Bring in competition and get bonus points.
I dunno.
seems like a lot of work for a 10 quid gift voucher.
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2006, 02:00:05 am »

Not that much work tho is it.
Only gotta pass the word to someone and its better than nothing.  Couple of people seem to be battling it out for the 10 voucher lol.

I thought you were to at one point.

Anyway at least its generating some traffic and content, altough few people are start new threads (foolish people Wink)
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2006, 03:05:10 am »

I already have a forum to start threads in. Grin
I need to do more in both yours and mine though.
Give me a few days.
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2006, 02:18:39 am »

Blogs are so much easier to deal with.
you dont have to worry about members posting, etc.
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2006, 03:47:32 am »

er.. Forums and blogs have two completly different purposes so their not really comparable.
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2006, 04:48:15 am »

Blogs are easier to SEO and to rank but forums are usefull as well.
A forum can make a business look successfull and gives the appearance of providing good feedback.
they are also more fun if you do get a lot of members.
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2006, 01:28:51 pm »

I wouldn't bother seoing blog or forums. I just include them in my site as a way to add more content and rss pings to help the SEO.
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« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2006, 06:01:04 pm »

Mod_rewrite is good for forums.
As for getting members, friends come in very handy.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2006, 07:15:40 am »

They certainly do, altough I have only ever had one referral at my place!
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« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2006, 11:14:14 am »

You either need more friends, or more nerdy friends. Grin
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