Turn that Lurker into a Poster in Your Online Community?
If your community has plenty of traffic, plenty of guests and perhaps enough registrations but no one seems to be posting, here are some ideas that might help get your lurkers out of the shadows and into the posting forums.
Silent Spamming on Your Forums: Is your Website Being Abused?
Do you have full and proper control of your website? It's possible you do. But if you run a successful web site, blog, or forum, then there's a good chance that your site is being abused.
Many webmasters are...
If your online community is a niche with a certain age group, a certain demographic, surrounding a specific topic, consider opening up a community store for additional revenue.
Fourth quarter 2003 reports by online gateway credit card processing were good news for online merchants. Online...
Personalization, is it worth it?
Personalization, is it worth it?
This article questions the affects of site personalization on resources and members. As an example, we will use vBulletin by Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Personalization allows administrators and / or members the ability to...
Be smart! Avoid piracy, fraud and fake sales!
We hope we got all the facts and info correct, however we are human and humans make mistakes. Feel free to inform us if there is a mistake. Also note, we are not responsible for any loss in sale, or anything else that may or may not...
Responsible Post Monitoring
There are many communities that operate in content that can allow for a wide range of info without concern. Add to the mix the different styles of administrators and their moderator team and you have a wide variety of content that is within the realm of acceptable...
Article - Building your Site: Does Your Website Need Content?
Five years ago when I first put my simple website online there were few choices. Techonology was putting us in cyberspace, gathering newbies by dialing up through AOL or local ISP servers and the internet offered simple html pages...
Article - Basic Help for New Members
When I examine the emails I receive on a daily basis, and the emails of the other admins and mods, most of the emails we receive fall into one category. They are *HELP* emails from our new members who are overwhelmed by the online community environment and...
Article - Revenue: Using Subscriptions/Upgraded membership
Once an online community's bills go beyond the normal range of a hobbyist, the questions that tend to come up most often are these: Can I re-coop my funds in some way through my forums? Can I make a living?
This article of ideas...
Creating a Moderator Manual
Troubleshooting issues before the fact:
In the world of online communities, what is happening behind the scenes can be the making or breaking of the website you taken time, energy and dollars to build.
You create a community. You grow...
[article] Password Security Measures
Have you made sure your password is secure?
- Does it contain at least 10 characters?
- At least 40% of which are numbers?
- There are no dictionary words at all?
- Is just a random mix of numbers and letters?
- You changed it in the last month or two?
Advice on choosing a host
Firstly, research, research, research!
Spend weeks looking for a good host as it WILL pay off.
Secondly, remember this: http://www.webhostingtalk.com
- Do not request hosting there, simply go into the web hosting forum (the first forum) and read, read and read...