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

The Whys and Hows of Community Guidelines

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

4 minute read

The first thing I do when I enter a new community is check out their community guidelines. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but it's likely that most of your community members won't do this. And let's be honest, this is one of the most important steps involved in joining a new community — people need to know what type of conduct is acceptable and what isn't.

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Topics: Community, Marketing

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