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5 Tips for Launching a Forum Community From Scratch

5 Tips for Launching a Forum Community From Scratch

Where do you start when building a community from scratch? In past posts, we have shared tips for success in planning a community and ways to promote your community, but... read more

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Let’s Chat: Real-Time Machine Translation for Multilingual Online Communities

Today, many companies use online communities to facilitate conversations amongst their customers. Why? Well, the benefits are pretty substantial. Guests in these online forums support each other with information on... read more

How to Generate Compelling Content Ideas for Your Online Customer or Member Community [Infographic]

How to Generate Compelling Content Ideas for Your Online Customer or Member Community [Infographic]

When your private online customer or member community is in its early stages, you have to rely heavily on content as the driving force that brings people in. Your online community... read more

Fool-Proof Guidelines for Online Community Building

Fool-Proof Guidelines for Online Community Building

Building an online community – whether it’s for your business, special interest, religious group, or even your child’s little league team – can seem like a constant uphill battle. If... read more

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12 Tips for Successfully Managing Global Social Communities

Social communities have the potential to completely transform online businesses. More businesses are recognising this and social media marketing budgets are forecast to double in the next five years. Many... read more

8 Options for Dealing with Online Community Troublemakers

8 Options for Dealing with Online Community Troublemakers

With any online community there comes a fair share of trolls and troublemakers. They’re negative, elusive and downright aggravating! …There you are, minding your own business, building a great online... read more

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

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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

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