Everything You Need To Know About Building Your Online Community Forum

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Feb 28, 2020 11:08:00 AM

18 minute read

Launching a new online community forum can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to start. Throughout our years of building and launching hundreds of long-term, effective online communities, we’ve learned a lot — and we want to share our knowledge with you.

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Topics: Community, Marketing

Top 5 Countdown: Best Vanilla eBooks of 2019

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Dec 17, 2019 8:00:00 AM

7 minute read

Do you like to read? I'd personally prefer to grab a video game—but there are some things that I'll make an exception for. If the topic is interesting and it draws my eye, I'll scan the first page. From there, you can quickly tell if it's a quality read or not.

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Topics: Community, Marketing, News

Optimizing Your Forum SEO: Q&A

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Nov 19, 2019 10:30:00 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

How To Use Video Marketing To Grow Your Community

Posted by Amir Shahzeidi on Oct 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

8 minute read

Online communities are powerful. They play a vital role in how your customers interact with your business and the world. They influence customer decisions, conversations, purchases and even their internal monologue of who your buyers are.

They are also instrumental in defining the direction of brands.

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Topics: Community, Marketing

Using Online Communities To Inspire Brand Advocacy

Posted by Alok Chowdhury on Sep 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

11 minute read

Long before the advent of modern inbound marketing, word-of-mouth was an important factor in  determining what brands people would spend their money on. Now, as technology continues to develop, recommendations still remain the centrepiece in most buying decisions in both B2B and B2C, though it now takes place virtually, on the web.

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Topics: Community, Marketing

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