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    Default Have you considered starting a forum / community sort of thing

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone targeting a specific geo / region with their aff website has considered starting a betting / casino related community / forum?

    My immediate response to such an idea is "well, there are facebook groups that are easier to promote and will naturally have more visitors".
    But then again, you have GPWA, which is just a forum (at least the side which everyone interacts with) - it has loads of users, new people come and it is quite useful. So there seems to be room for non-social media online communities.

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    The question is - around what you want to build a community and what is the goal.
    GPWA is a professional forum with active and educated community, but you won't find many FTDs here. Forums for players/bettors might be harder to build, but I'm sure there are some success stories.

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    Forums need to be heavily moderated, especially in our industry.

    Bear that in mind before you start

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBoyMitchell View Post
    Forums need to be heavily moderated, especially in our industry.

    Bear that in mind before you start
    I second that 100%, our Facebook group takes a lot of upkeep from spammers trying to access and also keyboard warriors, so I expect a stand-alone forum to be no different.
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    Whenever I hear about starting a forum or managing one I cringe. There is a huge amount of effort spent to monitor them. I monitor a couple FB groups and that is more than enough.

    Suggest you find a way where people sign-up and are more visible, not anonymous. Will help but not 100%
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    In this industry moderation is really important, without it the site won`t be able to hold out for a long time

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    Yeah, I do realize that it is kind of cringe, which is why I wanted to see what people think. My original idea was something like askgamblers, where you have input from players as well as operators. Even though that may seem a bit too ambitious, but there appears to be some space for this in less popular geos and non-English regions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pokerface View Post
    Whenever I hear about starting a forum or managing one I cringe. There is a huge amount of effort spent to monitor them. I monitor a couple FB groups and that is more than enough.

    Suggest you find a way where people sign-up and are more visible, not anonymous. Will help but not 100%

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    Yeah, a forum or community is probably not something that will drive FTDs, but I thought it might potentially be a way to get relevant backlinks naturally.


    Quote Originally Posted by Slotsjudge View Post
    The question is - around what you want to build a community and what is the goal.
    GPWA is a professional forum with active and educated community, but you won't find many FTDs here. Forums for players/bettors might be harder to build, but I'm sure there are some success stories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulEchere View Post
    Yeah, a forum or community is probably not something that will drive FTDs, but I thought it might potentially be a way to get relevant backlinks naturally.
    Why do you think a forum wouldn't drive FTD's? There are some very successful igaming forums out there.
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    I might consider a forum but there are many that focus on no-deposit bonuses. Also, once they start to grow usually require a lot of effort to maintain their quality and avoid scams/spam.

    That is why I prefer to invest my resources in other areas before creating forums on our site.

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