Before some months I realized that a forum site can’t really be a success if it consists only of forums. I mean that internet is full of forums, and no matter how nice is yours, you must also have something else to compete with the others.
So webdigity even that it was – and still is – a unique webmaster community, had to expand, and have more feautures besides the modifications that I made to the forum.
With this in mind the webdigity transformed into a more complete community, not just a forum, and this happened by adding some new modules to the site, the tag browsing, the web design gallery, a tutorial database and a directory for webmasters where the members can also vote for their favorite sites.
Those new modules made in the last months, but still they haven’t really “advertised” properly. I mean the site was still a forum with some extra stuff. Today I realized that if you look a site with the eyes of a first time visitor, the site is whatever this guy/gal understands in 5 seconds.
What does this mean? Well if you look at this page, what you will see? A forum maybe? Correct, but this forum has also those cool modules that I tolled you about before. If you look the links in the page – after staying for at least 20 seconds in the site – maybe you will “discover” some of these modules….
Now look at the new home page of webdigity. Does it looks like a forum? Maybe it does, but I am sure that a first time visitor will now know that webdigity is more than a forum, as the several modules of the site a clear and visible. I can’t share any results from this, as I have just uploaded it to the site, but I think it will work better.
My personal lesson from this, is that it doesn’t matter how cool your site/product is, but mostly how you market it 🙂
Please let me know of your ideas about this in the comment section or here.