How I Scaled my Forum

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  • How I Scaled my Forum

    1. 1. Jamie Vondruska
    2. 2. VWvortex Latest Stats - Google Analytics
    3. 3. VWvortex Latest Stats - Google Analytics
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    5. 5. Managing Forum Growth
    6. 6. Top 5 reasons not to start a forum...
    7. 7. Managing Forum Growth Top 5
    8. 8. Managing Forum Growth Top 5 Traffic Growth
    9. 9. Managing Forum Growth Top 5 Traffic Growth Users Rule / Users Suck
    10. 10. Managing Forum Growth Top 5 Traffic Growth Users Rule / Users Suck All in moderation
    11. 11. Managing Forum Growth Top 5 Traffic Growth Users Rule / Users Suck All in moderation Someone has to pay for it
    12. 12. Managing Forum Growth Top 5 Traffic Growth Users Rule / Users Suck All in moderation Someone has to pay for it Good reliable hosting
    13. 13. Managing Forum Growth Top 5
    14. 14. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Traffic Growth
    15. 15. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Traffic Growth Root of most problems
    16. 16. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Traffic Growth Root of most problems Can’t stop the growth (sorta)
    17. 17. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Traffic Growth Root of most problems Can’t stop the growth (sorta) Bigger = More Diversity = More headaches
    18. 18. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Traffic Growth Root of most problems Can’t stop the growth (sorta) Bigger = More Diversity = More headaches Rising costs
    19. 19. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Traffic Growth Root of most problems Can’t stop the growth (sorta) Bigger = More Diversity = More headaches Rising costs More of your time and resources
    20. 20. Managing Forum Growth Top 5
    21. 21. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck
    22. 22. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck users drive your traffic
    23. 23. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck users drive your traffic users will amaze you
    24. 24. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck users drive your traffic users will amaze you they are your customers 24/7
    25. 25. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck users drive your traffic users will amaze you they are your customers 24/7 users find new and amazing ways to screw it up
    26. 26. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck users drive your traffic users will amaze you they are your customers 24/7 users find new and amazing ways to screw it up users need guidelines/boundaries
    27. 27. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Users Rule / Users Suck users drive your traffic users will amaze you they are your customers 24/7 users find new and amazing ways to screw it up users need guidelines/boundaries users occasionally need to go
    28. 28. Managing Forum Growth Top 5
    29. 29. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation
    30. 30. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation moderating isn’t easy
    31. 31. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation moderating isn’t easy customer service first
    32. 32. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation moderating isn’t easy customer service first decent moderators are tough to find
    33. 33. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation moderating isn’t easy customer service first decent moderators are tough to find moderators need guidelines/boundaries as well
    34. 34. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation moderating isn’t easy customer service first decent moderators are tough to find moderators need guidelines/boundaries as well moderator/admin peer review
    35. 35. Managing Forum Growth Top 5All in moderation moderating isn’t easy customer service first decent moderators are tough to find moderators need guidelines/boundaries as well moderator/admin peer review keep it in perspective
    36. 36. Managing Forum Growth Top 5
    37. 37. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it
    38. 38. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs
    39. 39. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early
    40. 40. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early relevant advertising
    41. 41. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early relevant advertising market/target specific advertisers
    42. 42. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early relevant advertising market/target specific advertisers ad networks
    43. 43. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early relevant advertising market/target specific advertisers ad networks affiliate link programs
    44. 44. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early relevant advertising market/target specific advertisers ad networks affiliate link programs Post Release/paid posts
    45. 45. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Some one needs to pay for it rising traffic = rising costs think about advertising early relevant advertising market/target specific advertisers ad networks affiliate link programs Post Release/paid posts charging users
    46. 46. Managing Forum Growth Top 5
    47. 47. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Good reliable hosting
    48. 48. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Good reliable hosting uptime is critical
    49. 49. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Good reliable hosting uptime is critical decent performance and speed
    50. 50. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Good reliable hosting uptime is critical decent performance and speed solid, reliable service 24/7
    51. 51. Managing Forum Growth Top 5Good reliable hosting uptime is critical decent performance and speed solid, reliable service 24/7 specialization in hosting your software
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    53. 53. Managing Forum Growth Top 5 Traffic Growth Users Rule / Users Suck All in moderation Someone has to pay for it Good reliable hosting
    54. 54. Jamie Vondruska

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