Shifted wrote: ↑Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:09 am Just to trying to consolidate the tangents into a single thread.I've been thinking a lot about this but we have the chicken and egg situation here.
There is no doubt that there is a clique on RL. Feel free to expound on that. :)
Personally, I feel bad for those who are just now getting into a 928. They will undoubtedly find their way to RL. And it won't be a beneficial experience for them. Just imagine what you would want to encounter were you to get into a field completely different from anything that you are currently familiar with. RL is almost the antithesis of that ideal experience.
It also confounds the efforts for in person gatherings. RL will currently still reach the widest audience. But, at what cost?
Can this forum not only be better, but also somehow attract the new owners and a broader audience? What can we do to make that happen? Buy some ad space on the search engines? Get the site onto materials passed out at events? Reach consensus on how to post technical articles and set some goals for creating them?
If you go to Google and type in "928 forum" you'll see that we are in a number 12 position out of 49,300,000 results. Not great because it puts us on the second page of results but pretty impressive considering this board is only four months old. I have money in hand and I'm ready to start an ad campaign but the problem is, I want to make sure we have enough to keep someone interested when they first land here.
I created this page about a week ago:
The purpose of this is when I create an ad it needs to go somewhere the summarizes what we have. We have a decent number of posts, but I also wanted to share the technical content (which is why I had been asking if we could use our repository to store some of the DIY articles) and then I added the YouTube videos just for visual effect.
But I don't want someone to come in here and think, "Oh this is a dead board" and never come back again. So I'm a bit challenged now because I'm looking for the hook to get people interested in returning.
I'm open to suggestions but a big part of it will likely be more posts and technical content. And hey some more pretty pictures won't hurt either. In that case I can change the YouTube section into a 928 photo gallery instead as that will keep visitors here instead of leading them elsewhere.
I'm actually planning on doing this with all of the models. I noticed we are climbing in rank for "993 forum" as well - same thing applies. If we can get to a #10 or better ranking we'll be on the first page of those Google results - that increases chances that someone will click on the link and head over here.
In the mean time, personal referrals always work quite well!