How to Build a Community on Your Website

  • TREK Jan 2017

Alright, this will be a tough topic, especially if your site is a business website. However, it does not mean that it is impossible. Although, my first advice is to focus on building your ‘community’ on your social media accounts, particularly Facebook.

 

Nonetheless, having a community is one of the best ways for you to improve your web presence. Instead of hoping for random visitors or searchers seeing your site, it will be best if you have a consistent audience that will periodically and consistently check your website. Aside from that, they are a great source of free content, which is purely organic.

 

Anyway, here are the things you can do to build your community.

 

Prioritize Content

You do not need to establish a forum or any community related platform in your website. At first, the key method to gain a following on your website is to provide the best and interesting content — whether it is in form of video, audio, or text.

 

Generate content that will appeal to people or your target audience. Make them feel compelled to leave a comment after they check your post. Also, make sure that your comment snippets/areas are easy to use. It might be best to use a familiar platform or plugin, too, like Disqus.

 

Consistency

You do not need to post twice or once a day. However, you must make sure to follow a schedule. For example, once a week, every Monday, you will post something. Create a pattern and be sure that your audience knows.

 

Aside from consistently posting, you must also consistently deliver the same quality of content. Pessimistically speaking, you do not need to create better content than your previous ones. However, you must make sure that you set a bar for quality. Strive for greatness, but do not drain yourself in the process.

 

Engage

Most people leave comments or provide content and expect that whatever they post will be noticed or acknowledged. Engaging your audience makes them feel ‘at home.’ Replying to them encourages them to comeback. If they started a conversation, make sure to reply fast and be pleasant.

 

And of course, during the process, you will generic organic content yourself. However, make sure that every reply you create counts. Do not just post, “Thanks”, “Okay”, or “You’re welcome.”

 

Promote

At the latter stages of your building a community, be sure to promote yourself, your business, or website. However, be sure to gauge how much loyalty your followers or small community have towards you. You must make sure that once you promote, your followers will be comfortable at hearing or seeing you talk about you.

 

Also, once you already got their hearts (kinda objective, I know), you can ask them to promote you. This can be tricky, and might backfire. If you think that the outcome will be negative if you do this, then do not do it. But if you pull it off, be thankful.

 

 

 

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The primary reason that most small businesses fail to get what they want from their advertising efforts is small budget. However, this can be easily circumvented. One way is to foster creativity. The second way is to get a good advertising and marketing company, which is us. Nice insert for an advert there, yah?

 

Nevertheless, unlike before, little budget has become less of a hindrance in marketing, especially if you are a small business owner and is aiming for a local target audience.

 

Thanks to the advancement in telecommunication technology, you can even kick off a nice advert without spending any penny. No, no. That is just an exaggeration. But with little resources, you can still achieve your goal.

 

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So, what do you need to do?

 

First is to reduce the amount of common and critical mistakes in your advertising efforts. What are they? Here they are:

 

Bigger/More Is Better Does Not Always Work

Forget about that mindset. You will only discourage yourself. Do note that bigger is better for those who can afford it. It is like trying to win a lottery by getting more tickets.

 

For example, running a big ad on a website for biking equipment just because it is cheap and you can do it big, but you are in the ForEx business will simply not work. Despite being cheap, it is a waste of money. Put your ads where it will be noticed even if it as small and you can afford to post a few.

 

Trying to Get Impossible Leads

If a group or set of people do not respond to your ads, even if you think it is the best ad you made, let go. Even if you believe that they are your target audience, just give up on them.

 

As one of the famous marketers on the web said, do not advertise on those who are uninterested or do not want to listen. Doing so will only waste your time and energy. If your target audience does not listen to you, there are two reasons. Your ad sucks or you got the wrong audience. If you believe that you got the ad right, then try another set of people.

 

Advertising Using Mediocre and Cliché Lines

Sure, you cannot squeeze your brain out for some witty and creative one liner ads. However, it does not give you the license to use cliché and mediocre copies. For example, writing something like this: “Our product/service is the best!” will simply not work.

 

That kind of lines is easily ignored. It does not catch attention and does not say anything about you, your product, and your service. But it does incite suspicion that you are just a spammer and hints those people who will see it that you do not have just enough budget for advertising, which may make them generate an idea that your company is not big or successful enough for you to even hire a marketer for you.

 

Those are just a few of the problems and mistakes that you are making. Correct them, and surely, your advertising efforts will immediately improve. Even if you do not have enough moolah to support your marketing efforts, you can still prevail and become successful. And in case that you want more guidance, you can just contact us. We appreciate a nice chat with striving people a lot.

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