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icon3.gif  Increase traffic to this site [message #154] Fri, 25 January 2019 15:17 Go to next message
Ackoli
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Registered: January 2019
Growth on this site has slowed down a bit, the latest user to join was 4 days ago and I think the /leftypol/ thread has run it's course as the main driver of traffic here. I think we currently have around 25 users (most of them active) but of course we need more than this to maintain a stable community or else face the fate of 99% of small forums (stagnation till complete inactivity). If anyone here has any influence on the internet, for example a youtube channel with 50 or more subscribers, then they should help us out and support this forum.

While we could just make more posts on /leftypol/, that could be considered spamming and would end up on this site being hated there and can't last long, as the mods will start deleting it soon enough. Rather, we should appeal to normie socialists on reddit, youtube, etc. As long as we have clear rules banning r/socialism tier shit then we will not be damaged at all by this. Just post links to the site (as best as you can, don't just write "left wing forum" then post a link) and see how much traffic we get.

Re: Increase traffic to this site [message #156 is a reply to message #154] Fri, 25 January 2019 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kapo
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Registered: January 2019

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Right now I am in the middle of university deadlines. Until the end of February my time is limited, but after that I will have more time to dedicate. I am happy to let the site grow organically. I want there to be an online zine at first, maybe a satirical news site. I don't know how to do video/audio production, I hope I can contribute words.

I don't want to spam other boards or go on advertising campaigns, just make good content that will attract people. Also, as far as I know, now that revleft is defunct this is the only site of its kind. Other leftist groups/forums have moved to reddit, facebook, and blogs. libcom.org has a forum, but again, that's not an all-encompassing leftist board.
Re: Increase traffic to this site [message #157 is a reply to message #156] Fri, 25 January 2019 17:03 Go to previous message
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kapo wrote on Fri, 25 January 2019 15:54
I want there to be an online zine at first, maybe a satirical news site.
Please no, that sounds like a lot of work and little reward.
I was thinking of promoting the site on the few leftist forums that are left like soviet empire.
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