Building Communities & Encouraging Discussions

Support Guide's picture

What techniques do you use to build an online community, whether than be an online forums, Facebook page, Google+ groups, or other venue?

Support Guide's picture

Jump Start

The biggest thing is jump starting the conversation by creating conversations.  People are more likely to jump in and participate if they already see things to talk about.  People are more likely to respond to a forum topic than to start a new one.

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Tejan Ausland's picture

Seed the forums with good topics

One important thing to do is seed the forum with things to talk about. Some things will catch on, while other's won't, but there needs to be something there.

Tejan Ausland
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Keep engaging, ask questions,

Keep engaging, ask questions, post interesting and useful content. A forum is no different from any other website - it needs quality content and a reason for people to WANT to visit.