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Old 04-20-2005, 02:31 PM
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Where Are Good Places To Advertise?
Last year, and some of this year, I've been doing quite a bit of online advertising to attract new members to the fourm. Some have worked well, others not so much.

Apart from PPC and AdWords, I was wondering where else have forum owners advertised that have bought a good amount of new members (not just traffic). I'm talking paid sources, not including search engines or directories or even swapping links.

My forum is a humour/'waste time' kind of site so I've been placing text links on humor sites and bought the odd newsletter space.

http://www.adengage.com - has been a good place, especially advertising in www.i-am-bored.com and www.youthink.com. Another advertising broker is http://www.adbrite.com, this has a few good sites that I found. Both these places have a wide range of websites for all owners to advertise on, not just humour related.

I also tried a few ads on blogs from here - http://www.blogads.com - I found blogs weren't as effective in getting new users though.

Has anyone got any ideas on other places to advertise?
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Why not advertise off the internet? Your site would appeal to students, I'm sure, so you could give out badges or stickers at the local university. It sounds like you've got a budget.
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Why not advertise off the internet? Your site would appeal to students, I'm sure, so you could give out badges or stickers at the local university. It sounds like you've got a budget.
Yea I don't think he is here anymore, the original post is back from the days when I joined!

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:54 AM
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The bored.com main site gets over 200k hits a day. You could ask the webmaster if he'll let you advertise on there, for a price. I'm not sure if he'll accept or how much it will cost because I'm too lazy to ask . His contact is: nick@jwmedia.biz
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Old 04-08-2009, 08:44 PM
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try advertising on social networking sites such as facebook, you can gain decent traffic over their website.. its not that bad to try..
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i google for 150 list well ranked social media websites and they can generate enough traffic for you. try
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:12 PM
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bored and facebook.... yup, that will go well together.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:13 AM
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you can also visit rateitall.com and create a lens on squidoo.. articles may also help in your advertising campaign.
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go to plurk . com . Its like a web base messenger. Spam all over, plurk loves it. The more you post. The more plurk gives you incentive
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I think you have to increase your PR to get more traffic, Getting more traffic will give you bring more people to your forum, there will be more new members....However, you have to keep on eye of spammers......
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I get almost no luck with advertising I use Ad words and only got 9 clicks in one week and no conversions.... Back to the drawing board I guess
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try buysellads.com

You can get some pretty good deals there
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Try social bookmarking.

Pretty good traffic generator
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