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4 Tips for Creating a Vibrant Online Community

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on May 29, 2019 9:00:00 AM

7 minute read

You've got your community, great! But now what? How can you transform this space into a vibrant, awesome place where people actually want to go?

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Topics: Community, Marketing

Optimizing Your Forum SEO: Q&A

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on May 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

4 minute read

So - you want to make the most of your forum SEO to increase your visibility and drive more traffic?

Smart move!

At Vanilla, we know the ins-and-outs of forums, and we also know how to apply SEO specifics to your forum for prime optimization. As a result, we've got the answers you're looking for. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding forum SEO.

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Topics: Community, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization

Drive More Traffic To Your Forum By Using These SEO Tips

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on May 15, 2019 9:00:00 AM

5 minute read

When you think of search engine optimization (SEO), chances are that your mind automatically thinks about tactics to increase the rank of your website and web pages. What you might not think of, however, is applying these practices to your community forum. 

Yes, SEO tactics can also be applied to your forum and increase traffic just like any other web page. This blog will give you some of the best tips when applying SEO to forums. 

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Topics: Community, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization

Gamification in Online Communities: Increase User Engagement

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on May 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

6 minute read

Gamification is used literally everywhere - why? Because it works! It Gamification successfully increases engagement through providing incentive to participate.

Gamification refers to adding game elements to something that's traditionally non-game related to make it more of a game. When this is applied properly to your online community, gamification can incentivize your members to participate, increase engagement, and lead to a more active community as a whole.

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Topics: Community, Marketing

[Community] The New KPIs for Community Managers

Posted by Kenny S. on Jan 15, 2019 2:57:00 PM

8 minute read

The key to success in any endeavor is measurement.

I mean that quite literally. Without a quantifiable sense of where you are vs. where you were, you can’t know (in any meaningful way) whether you’ve succeeded or not.

When it comes to digital marketing, this truism barely needs stating. No marketer in his or her right mind would walk into the CMO's office without a set of precise measures indicating the success (or failure!) of last month's new campaign.

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Topics: Marketing

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