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General Topics => Marketing => Topic started by: abantecart on January 05, 2012, 10:11:09 PM

Title: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on January 05, 2012, 10:11:09 PM
Hello,

How to promote the project quick and efficiently?
Any ideas are welcome.

 :-[
 
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: James on January 06, 2012, 09:28:17 AM
For a start, How about getting your Facebook Page, and other Pages to have more content :) posting more info, updates and open conversations & discussions about the project progress and more, within team members :)

Even on this forum :) I can see it catching up for sure... :)


Contact Cpanel Inc / Fantastico (To include AbanteCart cart as a ecommerce script availble for install)

Contact softaculous (to include abantecart )

Both spreads across wast majority of hosting companies :) and their users.
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on January 06, 2012, 02:01:51 PM
Thank you for advice. We planned to include to Cpanel  and Fantastico as well as hosting after production version is released.

 
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: James on January 07, 2012, 12:09:07 AM
Thats Great, Once production version is released.. Even i would love to use this product for our project :)
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: warehousemonkey1993 on April 25, 2012, 11:05:27 AM
Hello,

Try submitting to a few Review Sites and get people on this forum to review your cart. Also add a  few reviews  on your website.

Also maybe contact a few hosting company and offer them your Shopping Cart ...

Hope this helps :)


Ware House Monkey
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Nimitz1061 on July 22, 2012, 11:58:09 AM
Use add on developers, hosts and service providers to help build traffic.

One thing that could be done right away to help this process is to do some restructuring of the forums to provide clarity around where to find information that would be helpful to each of these types of partners.  Right now, questions about the usage of cart features and which features would be desirable to end users are mixed with questions about how such features do or should work. This is not helpful to either users or providers.

Allowing providers to link to their own sites, and providing the ability to post their own latest posts to those sites will help as well.  This should increase organic traffic from both search engines and other referrers..

Also - look at the forums and correct as many misspelled forum and subforum titles as you can.  Extensions can only be spelled correctly one way in each language/dialect used.  This type of thing is going to split keyword relevance between multiple 'words' and will probably reduce traffic relevance...

David


Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on July 22, 2012, 08:50:19 PM
Can you please suggest the structure? This was original setup that we done to get started. Now at it gets more popular we need to have improved organization.

I have corrected the spelling.  :-[
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Mayank on July 23, 2012, 03:06:18 AM
you should do a better by:

1)seo
2)post on all top forums, and free directories
3)talk with your users who are mostly active to promote by mouth, not only you your admin and modertors need to promote
4)also talk with softacoulus, fantastico to add abantecart,
5) Keep your support mail more promt because user need a quick response as other cart software has very dull support (Free one) you need to be take advantage of this
6) There are lots of news paper who provide free articles talk with them
7) Develop a better tutorials
8) be supportive always for your users
9) Be in partnership with freelancer developers and companies who develop eccommerce solutions

Hope this will help
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Nimitz1061 on July 23, 2012, 09:30:05 AM
Can you please suggest the structure? This was original setup that we done to get started. Now at it gets more popular we need to have improved organization.

I have corrected the spelling.  :-[

Good start.

I'd begin by looking at the top level categories.  General Topics and General Category mean the same thing.  Leave General Topics as it is, leaving the forum names as is - this section is good.  Change General Category to Store Operations.   Add two new sections:  Site Construction and  Application Development.   Move the install and configuration and Templates sections into Site Construction.  Then move the Extensions  and add-ons and feature suggestions forums to Application Development.    Add an API discussion forum there, and a General Discussions forum in each new section.

I'd take a look after that and see what else occurs.  In the existing Built In Features forum, I'd add some specific sub-forums based on feature categories - but those should be given some careful consideration before actually adding anything..

David
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on July 24, 2012, 12:15:21 PM
Thank you. I will take care of updating forum based on your comments.
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Nimitz1061 on July 24, 2012, 01:51:33 PM
You're welcome.  I'm looking forward to seeing Abantecart continue to grow.

David
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on July 30, 2012, 10:35:20 PM
I have did some shuffling in the forum based on your suggestions. We will see what happens.

Thanks
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Nimitz1061 on August 01, 2012, 06:17:24 AM
This is a good start. 

Keep in mind, this is not a quick fix traffic intervention, but a strategy to build and maintain traffic by improving site usability.   The better  your categorization is, the easier it will be to locate good data.  The earlier this gets done, the lower the cost of concentrating posts into relevant topics.

So, try to come up with a general topical break down for the feature sets sometime fairly soon (over the next month or two if possible).

One of the best things you can do is already being done.  If your team continues to respond to issues this way your content will always be fresh, which is worth extra points towards page ranking.  It may be worth your while to add support for a last-modified date meta tag in your topic pages.  Whether you do or not, frequent responses will increase the number of interactions Google can see on the page, and that is a key element of their latest indexing algorithm..

David




Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on August 01, 2012, 06:28:19 AM
Sounds good. Thank you.
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: spiderwebs on January 10, 2014, 01:45:25 AM
nice project mate

its really best ecomm script i ever used :)

You Should post in forums  do better seo atleast 50 link backs you should active in social media

if you want i can manage social media page for abantecart as volunteer work ;)
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: abantecart on January 10, 2014, 08:11:02 AM
Definitely. We need help. All guys are developers with hands tide in the code.
Let's see how we will manage it.
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: denagpam on May 09, 2014, 09:54:35 AM
promoting via Google Adwords or Bing Ads would be nice
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Old Fossil on May 09, 2014, 01:27:36 PM
promoting via Google Adwords or Bing Ads would be nice

Not a good idea.

Seeing googleads on the forum is an immediate turnoff IMO.
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: denagpam on May 09, 2014, 05:51:02 PM
promoting via Google Adwords or Bing Ads would be nice

Not a good idea.

Seeing googleads on the forum is an immediate turnoff IMO.

haha good yeah for your misperception

I think it would be better for you to understand the topic first

who will think "promoting the forum" idea

that is crazy
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: Old Fossil on May 09, 2014, 05:53:19 PM
promoting via Google Adwords or Bing Ads would be nice

Not a good idea.

Seeing googleads on the forum is an immediate turnoff IMO.

haha good yeah for your misperception

I think it would be better for you to understand the topic first

who will think "promoting the forum" idea

that is crazy

I believe I misread what ya meant.

Currently trying to get my head around the import file part of thae cart.

 :)
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: denagpam on May 09, 2014, 06:16:19 PM
ouch sorry I have misperception too

seeing google ads on the forum is also bad and crazy if it is prohibitted in the forum policy
and no one will think of it

what I mean is promoting the AbanteCart project via paid ads

yeah it is paid but it will be effective when people search for free ecommerce on Google or Bing
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: pampero on May 07, 2015, 02:30:25 PM
open a developer account on themeforest and add one theme for abantecart and let them add abantecart in their ecommerce category
Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
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Title: Re: Ideas how to promote the project
Post by: itstrisha on April 07, 2018, 06:58:35 AM
Don't just directly jump to promotion. Firstly understand who are your target audience. Deeply study the market you are dealing with and then analyze which marketing strategies best suits you. There are numerous promotional tools available in the market. So analyze which tools best suits your business needs and requirements