Private Forums With Paid Memberships: 3 Examples

When discussing the 5 Types Of Private Forums, we noted that private forums with paid memberships require users to pay a monthly or annual fee to access some or all parts of the forum. However, there are several variations on … Read More >

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Funneling Users From Your Main Site To Your Forum

We recently discussed why users from your main site are likely to become contributors to your forum. Therefore, effectively targeting these users, and shaping their path from the main site to the forum, is essential to growing a vibrant forum … Read More >

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Finding Contributors For Your Forum – They Might Be Closer Than You Think

Participation inequality is a tough nut to crack. Tough, but not impossible. In fact, contributors (and possibly even some “heavy contributors”) might be closer than you think. We have found the best users—those who we can count on to register … Read More >

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Overcome Participation Inequality With A “Bottom Up” Approach

A couple months ago we examined the Minimum Traffic Requirements For A Successful Forum. The economics of forum participation are downright brutal: only a certain percentage of users will click through to your forum from your main site, and only … Read More >

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Forum Participation And The Hooked Model

One of the highlights from ForumCon this year was the fascinating and engaging presentation by Nir Eyal. In Hooked: Harnessing the Power of Habit, Nir explained why certain technologies are habit forming and how to apply these concepts. He noted … Read More >

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Forum Monetization And Mobile Traffic

Ninja Post was very pleased to be among the sponsors at ForumCon this year. The event—organized by VigLink—was well attended and expertly run. The panel on Forum Monetization was particularly noteworthy. This panel was led by Raymond Lyle of Topify … Read More >

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Forum Analytics: Influence Content Decisions And Enhance Revenue

Ninja Post is unique because we are focused on (1) getting users to participate; and (2) analyzing user generated content. We previously discussed the importance of achieving a high participation rate. In this post, we discuss the benefits of analyzing … Read More >

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How Often Should A Forum Newsletter Be Sent To All Users?

This question came up in response to the blog post from last week, “Keeping Forum Members Engaged With A Forum Newsletter”. The answer depends on the level of traffic of your forum and how often salient events occur that bear … Read More >

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