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8 Landing Page Design Best Practices

8 Landing Page Design Best Practices

  Want to design a landing page to stop potential leads in their tracks and boost your conversion rate sky-high? If so, this is the article for you. When it... read more

Orkut is Out and These Three Online Community Platforms are In

Orkut is Out and These Three Online Community Platforms are In

Incase you haven’t heard by now, the almighty Google is giving it’s first ever social network, Orkut, the boot. Google acquired Orkut more than a decade ago from a former... read more

Why People Contribute in Private Online Communities [Engagement Tips]

Why People Contribute in Private Online Communities [Engagement Tips]

People have lots of outlets and opportunities to “talk” online. There’s no shortage of large social networks out there to soak up their attention. Yet, despite having so many options,... read more

page load speeds and online community

Page Load Speeds and Your Online Community

There is no denying – the way the Internet is presented is constantly changing. In today’s hyper-connected world, web pages are much richer and contain more functionality, which results in... read more

Five Reasons to Start an Online Community

Five Reasons to Start an Online Community

Creating an online community  can be so rewarding. One of the first steps is to get in the mindset of your target audience and define what it is you want... read more


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These Are the Top 5 Things You Should Do First as an Online Community Builder

These Are the Top 5 Things You Should Do First as an Online Community Builder

Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to build an online community around your business, special interest group, or personal passion. But wait, let me guess: You have no idea where to... read more

3 Genuinely Useful Online Communities for Parents

3 Genuinely Useful Online Communities for Parents

I don’t have any myself but I’ve heard raising a kid is kind of hard…(that was sarcasm). Mom goes through nine months of what seems like a relative hell and... read more

You Need to Know: The 2 Main Types of Community Performance Statistics!

You Need to Know: The 2 Main Types of Community Performance Statistics!

As you start building your online social community, it can be hard to gauge how well (or not-so-well) you’re doing. Different community performance statistics mean different things and certain communities’... read more

How to Increase Engagement By Featuring Members in Your Private Online Community

How to Increase Engagement By Featuring Members in Your Private Online Community

There are a host of reasons why members join private online communities. They’re likely looking to capitalize on a specific value proposition that your community has to offer—unique content, access... read more

4 Easy Online Community Engagement Ideas

4 Easy Online Community Engagement Ideas

Do you ever feel out-of-touch or disconnected with your online community? It can be difficult to feel connected to your online community in the same ways you feel connected with... read more

Orkut Gets the Axe: 3 Alternatives for Your Online Community

Orkut Gets the Axe: 3 Alternatives for Your Online Community

Google has officially announced they’ll be shutting down their first ever social network, Orkut. Named after – and eventually acquired from – one of Google’s own employees, Orkut was once... read more

How to Increase Customer Engagement in Your Online Community: 6 Lessons from the World Cup

How to Increase Customer Engagement in Your Online Community: 6 Lessons from the World Cup

It’s hard not to get caught up in an international event like the World Cup. There’s an innate sense of camaraderie that seems inevitable when, suddenly, we all have an... read more

Online Communities are Not Virtual

Online Communities are Not Virtual

Do you think that people who play Second Life, World of Warcraft, Xbox Live, MMOGs, and MMORPGs are freaks? Do you consider message boards, forums, virtual realities, and virtual communities... read more

Community Managers: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

Community Managers: Who Are They and What Do They Do?

Did you know that January 27th, 2014, marked an important milestone for online community managers? Why? Because on this date, community managers everywhere celebrated the fifth annual Community Manager Appreciation... read more

Don’t Make These 5 Online Community Development Mistakes!

Don’t Make These 5 Online Community Development Mistakes!

New to Online Community Development? Building a web-based community can seem daunting at first, but in reality it’s a lot like building relationships in real life. Creating community takes time,... read more