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RandallC

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Hey guys,

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get some activity at the forum and bring in more people?
I’m thinking a contest of some sort.

Thanks
 

kenny1773

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I am not sure there is a magic formula

Do you do any advertising at all?

I forget how I found this site, but I was actively searching for an Alabama based gun forum, so I would have found this eventually. When I lived in Virginia I was on a state based forum (still am) that had a wildly active for sale area, and that momentum carried into other parts of the forum in spurts.

A contest might bring short term activity, but what you want is longer term activity. Seems like there are some good people here, but just don't have a lot to talk about. The contest is good to bring people in, now you need the magic to make them stay.

Maybe you need a good MOA scope vs. MIL scope argument to get started ;) opposing ideas always bring a lot of comments.
 

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Maybe have separate sections for specific brands of guns. I currently look at forums for sig, kimber, Ruger and FN. of course these are national forums so there is a bigger audience. How many people are members here? I need myself to check here often, which I have not been doing. I also look at armslist, so am always interested in a for sale section.

But as far as getting people to look here, I don’t know. I looked tonight because I received an email from the forum. So maybe sending an email once a week to all members will nudge us to visit more often.
 

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Maybe have separate sections for specific brands of guns. I currently look at forums for sig, kimber, Ruger and FN. of course these are national forums so there is a bigger audience. How many people are members here? I need myself to check here often, which I have not been doing. I also look at gunlist, so am always interested in a for sale section.

9mm is better than 45...
No it isn’t......
 

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Hey guys,

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get some activity at the forum and bring in more people?
I’m thinking a contest of some sort.

Thanks
I definitely think contests are a great way to generate traffic. What were you thinking?
 

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Maybe have separate sections for specific brands of guns. I currently look at forums for sig, kimber, Ruger and FN. of course these are national forums so there is a bigger audience. How many people are members here? I need myself to check here often, which I have not been doing. I also look at armslist, so am always interested in a for sale section.

But as far as getting people to look here, I don’t know. I looked tonight because I received an email from the forum. So maybe sending an email once a week to all members will nudge us to visit more often.
That’s a good idea.
 
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The email you got today is the start of a weekly email to show whats going on.


I am thinking maybe a $50-$100 gift card to academy or an online store like cheaperthandirt that has a varity of stuff.
 

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That’s a great idea. Honestly, I’d forgotten about my account. The gift card would be good. I don’t know if you’ve seen them, or if it would be “popular” but I just got one of the Kore Essentials gun belts. It’s awesome.
 

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The email that I recently received reminded me that I had an account here. I originally signed up for advice on private gun sales in AL, for which I got great advice. Since getting the email a few days ago, I have spent significantly more time on the forum over the last several days.
 

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Interesting content. NEW content. Qualified people posting on topics they are informed and skilled about.

Nothing drives me away from a forum faster than reading a bunch of posts, "I don't know and I don't own one but my uncle says..."

"That guy" goes straight on my ignore list.
 

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How about talking to the in state gun/hunting clubs & ranges about some cross promotion? Tell them what you are trying to do with the website. Have a range day meet ups and even some focused range days to introduce new shooters, kids, ladies, appleseed events were big on the calguns forum. Stickers and t-shirts go a long way.
 

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Get some cool, original art, t shirts made and 4 other friends who like to shoot.

Start going together as a squad to shoot together. Trap, skeet, sporting clays, 5 gun shoots and Friday Night Steel. Just show up place and do what you like to do any way.
 

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I will always be working on the forum, however, life is always evolving for me. I mean I work around 50-60 hour a week and get paid pretty well for what I do. I also have three kids under 3 years of age with two being twins so a lot of my time is spent with them and my money is spent on them. I follow the news mainly for information related to guns and laws. I am not well versed in laws and stuff like that but I like to know whats going on with the gun laws.

I am well versed in shooting guns, though it has been a while since I have been able to shoot.
 
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