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10 Ways To Create A Popular Online Community
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    10 Ways To Create A Popular Online Community
    by Rudy Cline

    An online community could be a chat room, e-mail
    discussion list, discussion forum or other technologies
    that allow groups of people to communicate at your
    web site. When you have a popular online community
    it will increase your traffic and sales. Below are ten
    ways to attract people to participate in your online

    1. Tell your visitors that you post a new, free offer
    every day, week or month in your online community.
    The free offers should be attractive to your target

    2. Regularly schedule experts or famous guests to
    participate in your online community. You could
    design it to be a virtual class or a question/answer

    3. Post testimonials on your web site from people
    that have participated in your online community.
    The testimonials could be about what people have
    learned or liked while participating in it.

    4. Don't allow blatant ads in your online communities.
    If people decide to visit your online community and
    see a ton of ads they most likely won't be back.

    5. Post all the benefits of participating in your online
    community on your web site. You could write it like
    you're writing an ad for a product you're selling.

    6. Submit your chat room, e-mail discussion list or
    discussion board to online community directories.
    You can find them by typing " the community type"
    with the word "directory" in any search engine.

    7. Create an e-zine just for people who participate
    in your online community. Allow them to subscribe
    for free. When they receive each issue, it will remind
    them to come back and participate in your community.

    8. You (the owner of the online community) should
    participate regularly. Post information that will benefit
    the other people. This will show them you care about
    your online community members.

    9. Have plenty of people to monitor your online
    community. They could remove postings that turn
    away people like profanity, spam and other off-
    subject postings.

    10. Your online community should contain user
    friendly features, like a search option for archived
    discussions, easy posting or chatting options, email
    updates or digests, etc.

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