You mean put a register/login link on the home page? I never seen any site that does that. Unless the site's job is to direct people to the forum or the site is primarily designed to host the forum. But don't you see on the home page, that I have many links to the forum and a box that shows the latest 10 topics in the forum? That's how I promote the forum on the home page. Besides, the home page is too packed the way it is. I'm planning to change it to a wordpress theme anyway.ethan_sg wrote:What I mean is that the register/login buttons should be on happierabroad.com itself and not only after visiting the forum page. That would make it clear to first time visitors that there is a forum and forum participation is one of the main purposes of the site. Higher user engagement levels will increase content and be good for SEO. For example on http://www.chinaebuys.com when you visit the site it is immediately clear that the main call to action is to 'tell us what to buy for you from China'.
For the amount of traffic you get you should be getting higher user engagement levels and more forum postings.
I really don't believe that happierabroad.com can't grow to become bigger than it already is Winston. Keep working on it.
Just my 2 cents Winston.
We do have a lot of traffic but the problem is that too few people come back or register. It's hard to keep retention here. Probably because this site is mostly for misfits and people outside the box, so we don't attract the mainstream.