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Customizing SMF => Building Your Community and other Forum Advice => Topic started by: element01 on May 29, 2010, 08:45:38 AM

Title: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 29, 2010, 08:45:38 AM
Hey, SMF community!  ;D

I apologize for this essay of a post, but by the end of it you will have a new way to promote your forum and at least 100 unique visitors, guaranteed!

I am a University student in the UK studying business. Part of my end of year assignment is to create a "service that is useful to a community", making it as successful as possible over the summer. So, since I <3 'SMF' I thought I would try to offer a service that benefits the SMF community. After a lot of pondering... I realized that it is actually really tricky to promote a new forum, especially on a tight budget!

My solution? A website that promotes any SMF forum for free!

I'm assuming you are like "Yeh, big whoop buddy"... but hear me out. There is no point promoting on a website that has no visitors right? Exactly.. so my University was kind enough to provide me with backlinks on their PR 7 website, for the keywords "how to promote a forum for free". They will also be sending out a bulk email to the 21,000+ students that receive their weekly newsletter.

I have two weeks before the newsletter is sent out and I'm assuming it should take a couple of weeks for my website to be indexed.

So, I need some forums to promote! If you provide me with a URL I will add your forum to the front page of my website, it is first come first serve I'm afraid. My target is to promote 50 forums in 2 weeks so I could really use your help guys.

You can vote and comment forums @ http://www.forumtuner.com/
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on May 29, 2010, 09:03:30 AM
Here are two:

http://duke.xadro.net

http://iduke.info
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 29, 2010, 09:04:47 AM
Thanks dude  ;D

You are first on the list.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Ozzie on May 29, 2010, 09:09:04 AM
ah well nowt to loose

www.ozzies-place.net
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 29, 2010, 09:18:51 AM
exactly! thanks for the support your a legend :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on May 29, 2010, 09:46:16 AM
Maybe you can help promote a service that uses SMF... Can you add:

http://dukehosting.com
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 29, 2010, 09:48:26 AM
I realized I can't add it to the list since it isn't a forum, but I have 125x125 advertising space available for free if anyone wants to send me a banner. I will release the URL soon so that you can vote and comment on your forums.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: bidzinski on May 29, 2010, 03:34:33 PM
http://sex-n-lust.com/ use the links newt to lose bro go for it.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 29, 2010, 08:45:57 PM
thanks dude! your added  8)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: bestfriendavinash on May 29, 2010, 11:01:47 PM
http://indianfriendhood.in/forum   :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: nend on May 29, 2010, 11:10:47 PM
http://www.sicomm.us
http://www.2-si.net
http://mods.2-si.net

Lets see ;)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: trebul on May 29, 2010, 11:14:19 PM
Can you add my site if you have space. It's a forum about pet care, http://www.petgrowth.com (http://www.petgrowth.com).
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: uchenna on May 30, 2010, 02:54:16 AM
Hello,
Please I am really in dire need of members to my forum. I am begging you to assist me by adding me. I Have different sections and we discuss so many things on my forum.

I want to post but the forum is telling me that I can not post external links so I attached  it in a text

Please assist me.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: irtiza104 on May 30, 2010, 04:20:17 AM
Great. university students will love my website... i think. Can you add mine too plz?

http://bangladeshtalks.com
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: adbrad on May 30, 2010, 04:33:24 AM
need all the help i can get not sure if university students will be interested but the forum is linked in my signature
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 30, 2010, 07:31:58 AM
thanks guys!  ;D university students are always bored so I am sure they will love any forum where they can be social. Not long until the email goes out so lemme have your forums before it's too late!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on May 30, 2010, 07:42:18 AM
If you need any help, let me know because I am pretty sure I can help you. If your using SMF then I know some must have mods for a directory.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: SN on May 30, 2010, 07:54:05 AM
Can u add mine nothing to Lose :)

http://www.spursnetwork.com/ - Tottenham Hotspur Forum
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: ArkServer on May 30, 2010, 08:44:32 AM
www.javaforums.net :: Javaforums.net community

thanks ;D
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 30, 2010, 08:55:37 AM
wow  ;D I am finding it hard to keep up, 2 pages of forums already!

Hint: You MUST rate and comment on your forums to stand a better chance of your forum being viewed!

Visit forumtuner.com, find your forum and vote as many times as you like!

P.S You have some awesome forums guys
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on May 30, 2010, 09:04:38 AM
Looks great! I never thought you could do that with Wordpress. Well, I hope I get another group of college kids most of my members of Dukedom are still atcollege or will go to.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on May 30, 2010, 09:07:18 AM
Can you please add: http://ultimate-portal.net too, thanks.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 30, 2010, 09:15:19 AM
thanks dude  ;D would rather use SMF so I include a decent forum. Might have to play around with a portal or something.

The advertising space on my site is FREE guys, let me know if you want a block.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: adbrad on May 30, 2010, 09:48:05 AM
you can put mine in a block if you like
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: trebul on May 30, 2010, 12:21:27 PM
I'll take an ad block too, I even have an image for you. The URL is http://www.petgrowth.com
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 30, 2010, 02:22:39 PM
Thanks guys! Your ads will be added asap.

The SMF community is awesome full stop.

I might make a new thread about this, but some of you have pretty popular forums and I would love to interview you for my University report on 'creating communities'. Please let me know if you are interested, I might even be able to pay you for the help.

ele
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on May 30, 2010, 02:39:41 PM
I am interested, I sent you my Ad banner by the way, hope you received it.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: busterone on May 30, 2010, 03:23:36 PM
Can't hurt. add mine in too.
http://www.thedemonsden.com (http://www.thedemonsden.com)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: irtiza104 on May 30, 2010, 05:33:47 PM
Can you please add another of my forums? This is brand new, working on it since yesterday. But i know that it will be big as it has a fan following of 166,673 people on FB.

http://change.bangladeshtalks.com 
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: di3f00l on May 30, 2010, 05:39:58 PM
http://maplethugs.com/

:]
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on May 30, 2010, 06:11:30 PM
Some great forums here guys! You will see me signing up in these tomorrow.  ;D

Please remember to RATE AND COMMENT your forum to maximize the amount of visitors you will receive! Some of these great forums have no ratings at all.

Vote @ forumtuner.com

The Post Exchange service has also started so apply to exchange posts with other SMF users.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: yoghurtfarmer on June 02, 2010, 12:22:16 AM
My forum is here: http://www.forumvancouver.com/

I used the submit form on the website as well.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: KensonPlays on June 02, 2010, 09:55:17 AM
Of course, my only web domain:
http://www.kcmartz.com/
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Punxx on June 02, 2010, 10:08:46 PM
Add me, I'll be active on your site for sure.

Add: forums.theammo.com

Website coming soon.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: businesslounge on June 02, 2010, 10:58:40 PM
here is mine...
www.businesslounge.ca

Thanks
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: maihannijat on June 04, 2010, 01:19:47 PM

I didn't get you how you promoting Forums, might you have team working on it, If it is like this I want to be your member too for promoting others forum free.

Did you promote anyone forum yet?

Thanks
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on June 05, 2010, 10:43:06 AM
hey maihannijat  :)

I have a team of 3 people who help to promote forums, but you can definitely help out. These are the ways we promote forums:

1. We promote new submissions on our homepage.

2. We submit forum URL's to 20 major search engines.

3. We off free promotion advice about any question.

Go to http://www.forumtuner.com/ to get promotion help.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: bahgheera on June 05, 2010, 03:59:28 PM
If there is still room, then would you please add http://theflipsideforum.com ? Thanks!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Anthony` on June 05, 2010, 04:19:35 PM
Ive got nothing to lose, :)
http://rsnull.veximal-gaming.org/
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Chair on June 06, 2010, 04:15:41 AM
I had around 2k members but I had to temporarily remove my site and now I'm bringing it back with a new look. I have a youtube with like 500 subscribers but hey, more advertising is good :P www.speedscapers.com  (digital fine art)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: JGBlogging on June 08, 2010, 02:06:23 PM
Hey add mine, http://forum.jblogging.com its a webmaster forum run on SMF "of course"

Thanks Dude
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: di3f00l on June 08, 2010, 02:39:49 PM
Quote from: JGBlogging on June 08, 2010, 02:06:23 PM
Hey add mine, http://forum.jblogging.com its a webmaster forum run on SMF "of course"

Thanks Dude
You mean http://forum.jgblogging.com/
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Gaimz on June 09, 2010, 01:19:18 PM
I'd very much like my site promoted. www.PSNForum.com
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Aaron10 on June 09, 2010, 06:17:00 PM
If there is still place, heres mine:

http://forums.final7fantasy.com/index.php

Thanks, great idea!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Paul66 on June 09, 2010, 06:24:30 PM
Can you add mine please

electricalforums.co.uk
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: titanicboss on June 10, 2010, 09:40:11 AM
Can you add mine please

www.famouslinersonline.com/forum
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on June 10, 2010, 12:56:17 PM
thanks guys you will all be promoted :) check out:

http://www.forumtuner.com/

to vote and comment on your forums.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: danandloree on June 10, 2010, 05:02:52 PM
Well, we have over almost 1000 games and will be over 6000 when complete games and stuff. Heres our link

http://placematadverts.com/forum/index.php

All are welcome here
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Aaron7pm on June 12, 2010, 01:47:50 PM
http://developercentral.co.cc/
and
http://tech.7pmcentral.co.cc/forums/

Thanks!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Digger1874 on June 18, 2010, 06:39:31 PM
here's a football forum, please add mine too  ;D

http://www.edinburghderby.com
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: bahgheera on June 19, 2010, 03:35:05 AM
Why didn't http://www.theflipsideforum.com/ get added?
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM
Quote from: bahgheera on June 19, 2010, 03:35:05 AM
Why didn't http://www.theflipsideforum.com/ get added?

Sorry dude! Missed that somehow  :( You have now been added.

Thank you for all your submissions you are all legends! Unfortunately, due to really high demand to be promoted, I can only accept submissions directly at:

http://www.forumtuner.com/ (http://www.forumtuner.com/)

If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

Thanks guys. You can lock this thread if needed.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: bahgheera on June 19, 2010, 01:41:57 PM
Thanks!!! :D
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Aaron7pm on June 19, 2010, 02:28:55 PM
Wow thanks!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Samker on June 19, 2010, 04:58:43 PM
Submitted.

SCforum.info - Security [CENTRAL] Forum

http://www.SCforum.info

Thank You!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Digger1874 on June 20, 2010, 09:50:29 AM
thank you :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: adbrad on June 20, 2010, 01:09:54 PM
Quote from: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM
If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

I wouldn't believe this as i have had my site up for a while and not received one single click from this site.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on June 20, 2010, 07:27:55 PM
i mean that my website receives about 100-150 unique visitors per day, so websites on the homepage are likely to be viewed by that many people  :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: tumbleweed on June 21, 2010, 01:13:59 AM
Quote from: adbrad on June 20, 2010, 01:09:54 PM
Quote from: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM
If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

I wouldn't believe this as i have had my site up for a while and not received one single click from this site.

Have you recived any hits from smf4me.com ?
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: adbrad on June 21, 2010, 10:07:17 AM
Quote from: tumbleweed on June 21, 2010, 01:13:59 AM
Quote from: adbrad on June 20, 2010, 01:09:54 PM
Quote from: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM
If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

I wouldn't believe this as i have had my site up for a while and not received one single click from this site.

Have you recived any hits from smf4me.com ?

2 so far this month
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Aaron7pm on June 21, 2010, 11:16:56 AM
Yep, im getting nothing, just about 3 new visitors directed from the site ( I checked in my analytics program)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Afro on June 27, 2010, 04:55:27 AM
Why are you posting your forum link on a big bold format ?
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Khurram Abbasi on June 29, 2010, 03:00:00 AM
hei Promote my forum also

URL: http://www.travelermania.com

;D i hope i am not late..
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: jackregan on June 30, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
Is this offer still going?

If so... http://forum.catholicyouthwork.com

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: amko_sa on June 30, 2010, 03:03:07 PM
and my forum  8)
url: http://www.newsapp.info
:P

Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: adbrad on June 30, 2010, 03:29:35 PM
Quote from: Khurram Abbasi on June 29, 2010, 03:00:00 AM
hei Promote my forum also

URL: http://www.travelermania.com

;D i hope i am not late..
Quote from: jackregan on June 30, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
Is this offer still going?

If so... http://forum.catholicyouthwork.com

Thanks :)
Quote from: amko_sa on June 30, 2010, 03:03:07 PM
and my forum  8)
url: http://www.newsapp.info
:P



he said
Quote from: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM


Thank you for all your submissions you are all legends! Unfortunately, due to really high demand to be promoted, I can only accept submissions directly at:

http://www.forumtuner.com/ (http://www.forumtuner.com/)

If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

Thanks guys. You can lock this thread if needed.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on June 30, 2010, 03:36:50 PM
Quote from: adbrad on June 30, 2010, 03:29:35 PM
Quote from: Khurram Abbasi on June 29, 2010, 03:00:00 AM
hei Promote my forum also

URL: http://www.travelermania.com

;D i hope i am not late..
Quote from: jackregan on June 30, 2010, 02:59:08 PM
Is this offer still going?

If so... http://forum.catholicyouthwork.com

Thanks :)
Quote from: amko_sa on June 30, 2010, 03:03:07 PM
and my forum  8)
url: http://www.newsapp.info
:P



he said
Quote from: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM


Thank you for all your submissions you are all legends! Unfortunately, due to really high demand to be promoted, I can only accept submissions directly at:

http://www.forumtuner.com/ (http://www.forumtuner.com/)

If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

Thanks guys. You can lock this thread if needed.

Some people just don't read :) thanks for pointing out to them...
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: wiecher on October 18, 2010, 11:45:41 AM
This is mine
http://www.wibisa.nl/forum/index.php
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: TheSniperK2R on October 20, 2010, 06:14:11 PM
Are you still doing this?
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Ryanator on October 21, 2010, 09:44:53 PM
Awesome idea!
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Bigguy on October 21, 2010, 10:09:34 PM
Here's one:

http://www.pctweakr.com
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: TheSniperK2R on October 22, 2010, 12:35:31 PM
if your still doing it there heres mine= www.crazykillas.com (http://www.crazykillas.com)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: tumbleweed on October 23, 2010, 02:59:30 AM
As was posted by the OP and reposted By RD the OP has asked that any new request are placed at his site.
the OP last vist here was July 17, 2010, 02:16:26 PM and he had asked for this thread to be locked.

Another fine place for you to promote your forums is here:
http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=389383.0

Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: ash_only_ash on December 20, 2010, 04:35:43 PM
only forums are allowed or even u can promote blogs...??
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: ilovelouis on December 21, 2010, 10:14:35 AM
is it too late?
http://www.ilovelouis.net
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: tumbleweed on December 21, 2010, 01:20:42 PM
Quote from: ilovelouis on December 21, 2010, 10:14:35 AM
is it too late?
http://www.ilovelouis.net

Might be:
element01
Last Active: July 17, 2010, 02:16:26 PM
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Alison Black on December 22, 2010, 05:52:03 PM
I hope this is still available as I would love to have my brand new forum published, I am still working on it, but I work fast and just have to complete some editing.

http://x-gamersworld.com/forum/

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Okido on December 27, 2010, 05:32:08 AM
Here's mine, a community for simracing (virtual motorsport) and real motorsports!

http://insimu.net

We're growing  ;)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: busterone on December 27, 2010, 11:47:42 AM
People keep posting their links without reading the topic. I will post the OP's post here again. He is no longer accepting any links in this topic since June and has not been active here since July.
Quote from: element01 on June 19, 2010, 10:07:16 AM
Quote from: bahgheera on June 19, 2010, 03:35:05 AM
Why didn't http://www.theflipsideforum.com/ get added?

Sorry dude! Missed that somehow  :( You have now been added.

Thank you for all your submissions you are all legends! Unfortunately, due to really high demand to be promoted, I can only accept submissions directly at:

http://www.forumtuner.com/ (http://www.forumtuner.com/)

If you do submit your forum it is likely to be viewed by at least 100 visitors per day on average.

Thanks guys. You can lock this thread if needed.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Wally. on December 27, 2010, 12:45:04 PM
And forumtuner.com isn't even a live site anymore. The last few times I checked it all I got was a Host Gator screen.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: busterone on December 27, 2010, 01:41:20 PM
Indeed, you are right. That site no longer exists.  :)
Maybe this topic should be locked.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on February 22, 2011, 07:03:46 PM
FORUMTUNER LIVES!

Before this thread is finally locked I would just like to let you know that forumtuner.com is back online.

I'm sure you will notice it is slightly different now, as you can now check your forums ranking and share statistics.

I hope you will find it useful and thank you to everyone that helped make forumtuner a success (I got an A for the project).

Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: bretttina on March 01, 2011, 07:03:53 AM
hi would you please put up my link?

not too sure if it's student material but hey it all helps  ;)

http://sharesinvestmentinfo.info

many thanks

Brett.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: agent47 on March 02, 2011, 04:21:30 AM
That's a very nifty little site you got going there. Nice job mate. Keep up the great work...

http://www.superheroalliance.net

Do append my site in when you got the time.

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: rd on March 02, 2011, 11:36:56 AM
I wouldn't trust this site any longer, it had gone down before and I wouldn't be surprised if it goes down again.
No point putting your links there either, because most visitors are probably bots and also Google's new Search no doubt ranks these sites lower because they have no content, just links, that seem like spam.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: agent47 on March 02, 2011, 01:22:11 PM
Are you talking about my site? I hope not.......
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Arantor on March 02, 2011, 01:52:45 PM
No, he's talking about the opening post and the site mentioned in it.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Thrilling on March 02, 2011, 05:28:11 PM
www.geeksoup.net - free technical support.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: Rob Lightbody on March 04, 2011, 10:03:28 AM
www.TheQE2Story.com/forum - The stories surrounding one of the greatest ships ever built.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: element01 on March 04, 2011, 02:39:03 PM
Please, please lock this thread, once and for all.
Title: Re: Promote your forum for free!
Post by: kat on March 04, 2011, 03:39:06 PM
Duly locked.