- – time;
- – money.
Create multiple sections in the forum. Fill them with fresh posts, preferably every day. Answer and comment on any responses from visitors, try to help them if they have any questions. This will help attract active users who won’t want to leave a friendly forum. Allow ordinary visitors to comment on the news. This will help increase the number of messages.
Try to arrange a discussion so that each user wants to leave their own opinion. This will increase interest from visitors who will want to see each side’s arguments, and the number of forum posts. Write not only in new sections, but also in old ones, where you can start a new dispute and revive the forgotten topic. The more discussed sections, the more and more active the forum seems.
Make a rating system for users, where the number of messages and status will be displayed. Such a move will help to interest visitors, will cause the desire to become the most famous commentator. For newbies on the forum, make various rewards and bonuses that will help catch up with already known users. Arrange competitions where you will present gifts to the most active commentators of the month.
Make payment for each comment if you’ve only opened your forum. So you will be able to start developing individual topics where there are very few messages. Promise a cash bonus for reaching 500 messages. Each user will strive to achieve this magic figure by leaving new comments on the forum.