Thursday, August 30, 2012

The pain of advertising

The Pain of advertising

Whatever community I have been in, the pain of advertising for members can at times be unbearable. At times the need to advertise is low but when needed it feel like so much time for so little traffic. Like the other morning I spent 2 hours putting up 5 forum posts and adding our servers to other websites. By that night i had not seen much come from this advertising which can be very winding.

On another point, its painful to push staff to do advertising. There is two things we ask of our staff, 8 hours per week and 1 advertisement post. We don't even need them to type up a post, they can bump an old post as long as no one has bumped it within the last 24 hours.  This part of the advertising job is like pulling teeth. I have asked our staff countless times how can we get them to advertise and nothing has come from it.

On the other hand, if the advertising is done right and we are on top of it, we get members running at the server doors.

Has any other owner been able to sort this issue of advertising out? or have you kind of given up on the whole situation?