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All About Forums|An Adlandpro Presentation


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When you hear the word "online forum" what comes into your mind? I bet you think they are going the way of the dodo bird right? Well you might want to rethink that! With more than 6 million people using forums for so many reasons, forums are not going to go away anytime soon.
Online forums are used by young people, older people,Geeks, nerds and everyday people looking to solve a problem or to just be social.
When you think about community and sharing, the forum is the grandparent to such giants as Facebook, Google+ and those who use forums can teach these youngsters a thing or two about how things are done lol
The fact is forums are a great way to market your business, learn about many topics and to share a passion.

  • Thanks Myrna for a number of reasons, the most important one that you have always been an awesome supporter of Adlandpro and you have added value to so many people. thank YOU
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  • It was because of forums that I got to know so many people and so many of them have become great friends in ALP The wall is good, but just like looking for the chicken, when it is gone it is gone. On a forum you always have the information that can be found.
    A couple years ago before FB was the rage, we had so many forums and information I could hardly keep up with it all. Yes, I go to FB, but it is not like having a forum to go back to again and again.
    I have learned so much from forums, for example, Miguel's forum on art, and painting, those forums we can go back to and check them again. Another thing about forums. I have the one the Branka did for my birthday the other year. That to me is a treasure. I don't want to lose it because she was so special to me. Same with Jill, the mountain is special I don't want to loss it either, they are still here with me, if only in a forum, I still have a part of them.On the wall or FB it is gone. I can't understand why people don't want forums.
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All About Forums|An Adlandpro Presentation

  1. 1. Forums Everything I thought about forums being “old school” was Right Wrong ...and this is what I know
  2. 2. Forums also known as message boards are one of the reasons why the Internet is so large.
  3. 3. They act as centralized locations for topical discussion
  4. 4. Forums are just like neighborhoods ..and in fact they were the earliest forms of “communities” before G+ and Facebook
  5. 5. You can find forums dedicated to anything
  6. 6. paintballing
  7. 7. Fashion
  8. 8. Pets
  9. 9. History
  10. 10. For any topic you can think of... you can find a forum... where people are talking and sharing
  11. 11. The very first software dedicated to forum protocol was WIT, which was developed by the W3 Consortium in 1994.
  12. 12. A forum can contain a number of sub-forums each of which may have several topics
  13. 13. Within a forum's topic, each new discussion started is called a thread ~Not the thread you sew with~
  14. 14. People talk and share about many things on forums
  15. 15. kind of like a blog
  16. 16. a way
  17. 17. Some People say are Old-School..hmm forums
  18. 18. Some people say that forums are stagnant
  19. 19. I Say...
  20. 20. Forums are still extremely popular!
  21. 21. Did you know
  22. 22. Kevin Gibertson resource: Yunnanuni
  23. 23. The web developer who launched TinyURL in 2002
  24. 24. active on the forum Unicyclist community . Unicyclist Community
  25. 25. #Justsaying
  26. 26. Just like any social network Forums have Etiquette
  27. 27. Once you have registered to a forum,take the time to look around and see what is being offered ( not all forums are created equally).
  28. 28. Create your profile ( make it a good one) and add a good image of yourself.
  29. 29. Most Forums allow forum signatures.. "a little advertisement you write about your business that is automatically attached to every forum post you make."
  30. 30. Online forums are made of people..seriously! Make sure you are connecting to build a relationship!
  31. 31. Remember the golden rule “Treat others as you want to be treated”? Many people forget that rule and tend to say things that maybe should never have been said and act in ways shows lack of composure. Think before you speak and consider this, if you were trying to build credibility.. then it can be gone in an instant with that kind of behavior.
  32. 32. Don’t forget that the reason you joined a forum was to contribute! Become a person of value and ask questions, offer your opinion and reply to questions that are asked. The reality is that the more involved you become, the more known you become.
  33. 33. Adlandpro
  34. 34. Traffic Exchange Free classifieds Affiliate Program Chat Adlandpro Forum Blog community Earn Credits by blogging & social
  35. 35. A friendly place to share small business ideas, knowledge, social media topics, ask questions, find help and encourage others!
  36. 36. A question many people ask is “How do you create a forum?”
  37. 37. Glad you asked
  38. 38. A good friend has created a great video on how to create a forum..why don’t you watch and when finished come on in and join us
  39. 39. Jim Allen III for taking the time to create the “How to create a forum” video
  40. 40. click on link to view
  41. 41. Thank-YOU! “Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl ~ Join the conversation ~ Adlandpro onTwitter Adlandpro on Facebook Adlandpro on G+ Adlandpro on Pinterest Adlandpro on LinkedIn