How has Social media (FB, T, Insta etc. etc) affect web and forum traffic.

DO you think Social Media has been Positive or Negative for Old School forums?

  • Positive

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 50/50

    Votes: 4 19.0%
  • Negative

    Votes: 17 81.0%

  • Total voters
    21

tonmo

Aspirant
Joined
Jan 21, 2007
Messages
30
I checked ...didn't find any leads on this, but it's always interesting reading old emails... The 00's were simply THE decade for forums. I did come across some TAZ newsletters from 2008, though! :LOL:
 

DigNap15

Adherent
Joined
Sep 14, 2019
Messages
339
i think that forums have died a bit over the last few years
I see some of them with very few members, and hardly any posts, so there is no incentive to go back or join.
Years ago if you wanted some info or help you could join a forum.
Now Youtube or Google wil give you the answers.
Also there are Blogs.
But I like forums as they are structured and organised.
I have just started one on general comments and politics in my country.
We have an election coming up this year, so I plan make a feature of polls on my forum and I plan to use Facebook as a way of getting my forums name out there.
There are quite a few similar forums in my country that don't have likes or dislikes, too much censorship and no pms etc and no polls.

It also costs quite a bit to setp up and run a forum so you need advertisng or donations or a keen passion for your subject
 

martin smith

Enthusiast
Joined
Jan 22, 2018
Messages
100
Engage with your audience It's easy to overlook the social aspect of social media, but that's not a mistake you want to make Engaging with your audience is also an effective way to drive traffic to your website.
 
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