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How to recruit more members?
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    How to recruit more members?

    I think we are off to a good start, but there has to be ways to recruit new members? Does anyone have any ideas?

    Once we have a bunch of posts logged, our Google SEO settings will take over and help with search engine rankings but until then, we have to think of something else to promote the forums.
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      RE: How to recruit more members?

      (07-09-2010 09:49 AM)rocketfoot Wrote:  I think we are off to a good start, but there has to be ways to recruit new members? Does anyone have any ideas?

      Once we have a bunch of posts logged, our Google SEO settings will take over and help with search engine rankings but until then, we have to think of something else to promote the forums.

      Posting on other classic mustang sites might draw in some more of the 71-73 crowd. I wandered over here after seeing some of your posts on vintage-mustang.com, so why not post up some threads on other sites to get the name out there?
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        RE: How to recruit more members?

        we can create a group on facebook that might also help.I could creat the group if you want.we can post pics and anyone who searches for mustang groups on facebook will see the link.I am already on a classic mustangs group there and i put the link to this forum on it.
        (07-17-2010 06:20 PM)72fastback Wrote:  we can create a group on facebook that might also help.I could creat the group if you want.we can post pics and anyone who searches for mustang groups on facebook will see the link.I am already on a classic mustangs group there and i put the link to this forum on it.
        Well i just found the link was already on facebook so i joined the group.I also looked at all the pics on the classic mustang group and posted the link on any 71 to 73 pic i saw there
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          RE: How to recruit more members?

          Its really tough to get a site going. Also alot of webmasters that run a Mustang website frown on members promoting your website, they feel like your trying to take there members. Believe me I know, I have done it and actually been banned because of it. You also cant mass email anyone because they literally can shut down your domain for it, been there done that.

          You also have to be careful because Ive also run across the issue that other Mustang websites owners will report your email address to Spamcop as a spammer therefore potentially killing your domain.

          Ive been doing this long enough to kind of know some of the tricks. I have about 50 domains.

          OLE PONY is a moderator on my website and he posted a link to 7173Mustangs there.

          http://mach1club.com/showthread.php?tid=...ew+website

          Frankly that sort of advertising is the best way. Also members here need to add this website in there profile on other sites they belong to. When search engines grab the url that is the best way.

          Lastly it just takes time. My sites been online for about 1 year and we have 250 members but it takes a long time.
          Another thing Ive learned is car guys are not normally dedicated to any particular site, they will join the site read what they are interested in post a few time and rarely come back.

          Its tough no doubt, hope my 2 cents worth helps out.
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            RE: How to recruit more members?

            (07-17-2010 06:20 PM)72fastback Wrote:  we can create a group on facebook that might also help.I could creat the group if you want.we can post pics and anyone who searches for mustang groups on facebook will see the link.I am already on a classic mustangs group there and i put the link to this forum on it.
            (07-17-2010 06:20 PM)72fastback Wrote:  we can create a group on facebook that might also help.I could creat the group if you want.we can post pics and anyone who searches for mustang groups on facebook will see the link.I am already on a classic mustangs group there and i put the link to this forum on it.
            Well i just found the link was already on facebook so i joined the group.I also looked at all the pics on the classic mustang group and posted the link on any 71 to 73 pic i saw there

            Yes, I created a facebook group and fan page yesterday. That did work well for another forum that I started a few years ago for Mack Trucks!
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