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Thoughts On Hiding Forum Content?

Discussion in 'General Internet Marketing' started by Smithee, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. Smithee

    Smithee Affiliate affiliate

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    Some forums have sections which are hidden and can be accessed only be certain members [some require paid subscriptions] while others hide some sections of the forum so only members who've logged in can see them.

    Is this a good strategy to get guests to sign up if they like the content/discussions they see or does it drive away prospective members because while looking at the forum as guest they may not see something they like [which might be hidden]?
     
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  3. Maximum

    Maximum Moderator moderator affiliate

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    Hiding content may seem good for certain things like improving registration but it will also make the spam rate go up on your forum.
     
  4. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    I have several continuity sites that have membership levels though paid monthly subscriptions and I find that I get little to no spam as a result of it.

    Featured content available only through paid access is commonplace and helps to organize monetization paths. This is not a deterrent to users, it is a proven business model for increasing sales, engagement, and referrals.
     

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