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Old 13 May 2010, 19:32
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My Forum is dieing!!!!

Ok I am getting a little worried here....No one is coming to my forum....I have adwords, fellow forum owners advertising, paid offline advertising.... everything!! Why can I not get any one on there!!!

Please anyone pm me some helpful hints...I put waay to much money into this to give up now!! Its been 3 years!!

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Old 13 May 2010, 19:58
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I would get rid of the google search at the top

I would change the logo to add some color

I would change the background from gray to white or something

I would get rid of the right side bar.

You asked for suggestions.

Gray and black color scheme is depressing ad some color liven things up

allow visitors to see photo gallery

have a message that pops up and ask visitors to join.

have images from the photo gallery on the homepage.

Git rid of that start page and have the forum come up first.

good luck

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Old 13 May 2010, 20:22
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You probably won't get help about how to get activity to your forums here. Try a site like theadminzone.com or admincommunity.com or forumpromotion.net
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Old 14 May 2010, 05:35
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well you know I have changed my colors three times now....and all three times everyone said the colors are wrong lol.....I have had bright and inviting colors and I have had neutral and calm colors lol....quite frankly im lost for words lol.....

Can you give more reasoning why you say get rid of the things? Instead of just saying get rid of it lol....
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Old 14 May 2010, 05:58
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I just gave yuo advice based on my highly popular forums and what works for me.

Also at the top of your forum one of the first categories should be something like a coffe talk lounge.

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Old 14 May 2010, 12:43
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i know you did. lol Im asking you why I should change it....reasons for your ideas....thanks
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Old 19 May 2010, 21:35
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Redesign your theme, get professional help with that. I'd either remove the portal or replace the "recent forum activity" with some valuable content, right now the main content of your homepage just highlights your forums inactivity.
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Old 20 May 2010, 05:30
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Yeah Pro help is needed haha....Im affraid to ask how much that is HAHA
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Old 20 May 2010, 09:17
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Does the server normally run that slow just took like 3/4 minutes to load the front page I got bored of waiting lol.
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Old 20 May 2010, 12:51
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Yeah Pro help is needed haha....Im affraid to ask how much that is HAHA
the calculation will be simple... the more you want that site to raise, the more you will have to invest. coders like me are simply doing what you are unable to do... if you are not ready to pay for your site, let someone else start a competing site and he will be successful on his own.

it is not always a simple question of codelines, it is also ellaborate a real process to become famous... if it'd be that easy with a 10$, everybody would be famous for 10$.
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Old 20 May 2010, 14:18
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Does the server normally run that slow just took like 3/4 minutes to load the front page I got bored of waiting lol.
Not normally. We are gonna fix that I hope hahaha

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the calculation will be simple... the more you want that site to raise, the more you will have to invest. coders like me are simply doing what you are unable to do... if you are not ready to pay for your site, let someone else start a competing site and he will be successful on his own.

it is not always a simple question of codelines, it is also ellaborate a real process to become famous... if it'd be that easy with a 10$, everybody would be famous for 10$.
Oh no i understand, im not ignorant to ones profession....Much like where one person cant repair cars...I am there to do it for them lol...I just need to figure this outbudget wise.
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Old 20 May 2010, 15:16
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budget-wise... hum, 500 to 5000$ can be affordable... rofl

if someone request you a 50$ to restructure your site and make you famous, start to laugh and run
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Old 21 May 2010, 02:45
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lol ouch lol that forum better generate some serious cash if one pays someone 5k for it loolol
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Old 21 May 2010, 02:59
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go to www.adminaddict.net or www.theadminzone.com. they can help.

One word of advice, there's a MILLION car forums on the net.....make "something: on yours different/stand out.
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Old 21 May 2010, 09:50
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Okay first of all, your forum was never "alive". You only have 133 members after 3 years, you know your not doing something right.

Consider:

Writing professional articles about cars on sites like Ezines, and have links that lead to your site embeded within the article

Join other forums and start posting, include in your signature your forum link

Definately change the sites look. Especially for new forums, looks is what will get people looking an exttra second, then you'll need content. Why should ppl choose your site for info?

Make it feel like home. Grey is not the best color :P

Backlinks, backlinks, backlinks. The more you have, the greater the chance of someone landing to your site. Also google will count them up and compare them to other car forums. Whoever has more gets placed first.
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