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Questions tagged [site-promotion]

Questions about attracting new users to a Stack Exchange site.

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Could we have the ability to control a site's twitter feed from a chat room?

I'm a moderator for the Literature Stack Exchange, and we've been trying to promote the site. We've gotten a lot of engagement on twitter (sometimes from famous authors), and we want to use twitter to ...
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Making a promotional video for a Stack Exchange site?

Over on the Genealogy & Family History site, we are exploring possible ways to expand our user base. We have had the idea to create a short promotional video about the site, which could be shared ...
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Does a Stack Exchange press kit exist?

Press Kits are pieces of promotional material that provide information on a person, company, organization or topic. They have been traditionally used by news and other media outlets to promote a new ...
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Featuring Stack Exchange on YouTube - Anything I Should be Aware of?

I am starting a YouTube channel for writing tips, and one of the first videos that I want to create is one featuring Stack Exchange. Writers Beta has really helped me in the writing field, and other ...
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How to approach 'selling' the Stack Exchange format to friends and colleagues?

I'm currently working at a small private school, and would really like to get the teachers involved on SE in various areas. I've tried enticing them with a challenge, telling them it can help to ...
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How did a community ad show up in a stackexchange where it was not promoted? [duplicate]

I recently saw the Korean Language and Usage Area51 proposal community ad show up at the new Law stackexchange However the Korean Language proposal was not added as a community ad in the related ...
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Why is it so difficult to find the twitter account for a Stack Exchange site?

I am not able to find a link to the twitter account of Academia SE (https://twitter.com/StackAcademia), for example, in the Academia SE main webpage. Why are twitter links not included on the main ...
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What is the way to advertise an area51 proposal in the beta sites?

I have got a site in commitment phase on area51 regarding Arts and Crafts: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/77518/arts-and-crafts I wish to advertise it in the beta sites I frequent. I have ...
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Is there an offical Facebook page for SE?

In connection with a discussion on one of per-site-metas I wondered whether there is an official FB page for Stack Exchange. I have found this: https://www.facebook.com/stackexchange/ I was not able ...
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What can be done to promote beta sites?

One of the problems that affect the users of beta sites is that they don't get enough views for their questions. So they post off topic questions on reputed SE sites. Usually, when I post a question ...
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Could SE promote “community projects” for smaller sites?

In order to get new questions, Startups SE Beta is hosting a "Startups Startup" event, where teams are creating a startup with virtually no monetary investment. Any needed resources are reused from ...
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Reward system across all stack exchanges for using area 51

Should there be a reward system across all Stack Exchange sites for participating in Area 51 to increase participation in Area 51?
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How do weekly topic challenges work?

A handful of sites have conducted a variation of the "weekly topic challenge" idea. I, myself, have become quite fond of them since they do seem to be effective at increasing asking rate and can be a ...
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What tools does Stack Exchange have to promote sites within Stack Exchange

We are having difficulty attracting some attention to out site CogSci to draw some answers. I have been placing bounties, and the last one went unanswered. This one has gotten about 6 views since it ...
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Our unique visitor numbers are rising, but our page views are not: what can we do?

The Sustainability Stack Exchange is getting established, and we've had some great content posted, like How can I be more energy efficient in an apartment? Which solar power technology has the ...
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Is there an elevator pitch for the SE Network? [duplicate]

I meet a lot of people regularly who have the knowledge and interest to participate in various SE communities however, many a time they do not know of SE, or of the existence of any site beyond Stack ...
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How well known is Stack Overflow with Japanese people? [closed]

In my experience, there don't seem to be many Japanese people on Stack Overflow, at least for questions about the programming language Ruby. I'm aware of some users who are Japanese but have worked ...
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Map of all Stack Exchange sites (except the three biggest)

I've just made a map of all Stack Exchange sites, except for the three biggest ones: (A high(er) res png file) (EDIT: there was a PDF file, but for some reason it was eating more than 1 GB ...
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Advertise the twitterbot on beta sites in alternation with the newsletter

All sites (beta, graduated, or Programmers) have a twitter bot. Like this one. It's a great idea, helps publicize the site effectively if the bot has enough followers. But: And, without followers, ...
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Am I allowed to post a project URL on Stack Overflow so others can rate and review that project?

I am currently completing a PHP & jQuery related project and I'm interested if I can post a question on Stack Overflow so other programmers and developers from specified technologies could rate it,...
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Recommend a Friend to Stack Exchange (SE)

Is there a way that we can recommend a friend to one of the Stack Exchange (SE) sites? Like emailing them inside of SE?
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Where do our SE site promo ads go?

I'm a mod on Chess.SE beta, and we've come up with a couple ads for our site. Not knowing the ins and outs of site promotion, I asked what we would do with our ads. Another mod pro tem answered me ...
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Is there information material to promote specific Stack Exchange sites?

I am looking for anything like flyers, handouts, articles and presentations to promote and inform about specific Stack Exchange sites. The material should include at least some basic introduction, not ...
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What common objections will I meet when evangelizing Stack Overflow?

I'm looking for possible counter-arguments, as I want to convince my colleagues to be active on Stack Overflow. I see many people who always visit SO for answers (via Google) but never dare to sign ...
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How can I get Stack Exchange to send me to a conference?

I read Supporting Community Conferences, which states, Depending on the circumstances and location, we can also sponsor community leaders to attend an event on behalf of their site. We will ...
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Could we promote beta sites by compiling showcase eBooks?

One of the major challenges of new Beta sites is visibility; particularly in areas which don't have a strong correlation with the core demographic of SO and our major sites, it can be very difficult ...
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How to get Emacs gurus to visit Emacs questions on other Stack Exchange sites than Stack Overflow?

As reflected by Can we please have a ruling about Emacs questions on Stack Overflow? and Emacs questions: Super User or Stack Overflow? Emacs questions are scattered over the Stack Exchange network. ...
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Can beta mods suggest questions to be advertised cross-network?

At present, StackExchange sidebars feature ads for questions at other SE sites. At present, these questions are chosen automatically - I believe it's high-voted questions with high-voted answers, like ...
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Are more contests like the Gaming/Mass Effect 3 one planned?

So Gaming has an Epic Mass Effect 3 contest right now. Is this something SE plans to do more with the launched SE sites? I noticed Android also has a contest.
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Please don't exploit the memory of the deceased to promote the network

TL;DR: Please don't exploit the memory of the deceased to promote the network. That's really all I have. The following is a description of what happens a week ago. Steve Jobs died in October. He ...
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Will Stack Exchange release a Facebook Open Graph application?

This is not directed to Stack Overflow as discussed many times before, SO does not seem to be in the social networking business. So let's not about talk Stack Overflow okay? (If there was a meta....
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Work appropriate Stack Exchange ads on Stack Overflow

So I'm at work ... doing work things. Like many of you I like to keep stack overflow up as a resource. My boss walks up behind me and we have a quick conversation. I notice he keeps glancing at my ...
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For a given blog overflow blog post, (tastefully) automagically show related and interesting questions?

I often share blogoverflow posts on facebook to people who have no concept of what SE is. My friends go and checkout that blog post and say "hey that article was really cool"!. Interesting discussion ...
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What stock graphics are available for promoting a site?

I'd like to use graphics that have already been developed for my SE site in promotional materials. So far, I've found a small icon at https://cdn.sstatic.net/Sites/judaism/img/icon-48.png , but I'm ...
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Promote Area 51 proposal on other SE sites

How would one go about promoting a Area 51 proposal on another SE site? Should I form a question out of the promotion and post it? That seems a bit odd. Related: How do I advertise an Area 51 ...
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Careers 2.0 promotion

TL;DR Careers relies on location. For example France has no (little) representation on the site. This question is divided in X parts : How can C2.0 be promoted where it is not used. Given the pay/...
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WANTED: Suggestions for Stack Exchange Contest “Recipes”

This is an offshoot of the Community Promotion Contest underway on on Gaming. I am putting together a series of contests to help promote and enliven Stack Exchange communities. Communities would be ...
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Share question/answer links to LinkedIn

Presently we have the share link option to Facebook and Twitter. Why not LinkedIn? Edit: Why LinkedIn? LinkedIn is place for professional networking and I believe if I shared a question/answer ...
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Add a tell-a-friend email option [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Please add the ability to email questions and answers to friends While going through Stack Overflow posts, I happened to see an interesting post on "y-combinator" which I was ...
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Use Stack Overflow to answer likely questions in advance

I recently created an open source framework for Windows Phone 7 development, and started writing an FAQ on my GitHub wiki. I then realized that these questions are more likely to be asked on Stack ...
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Promoting popular yet unanswered questions

I just received the Popular Question badge for a question with zero activity. This represents a question that is commonly asked yet nobody seems to know (or at least has contributed) the answer for. I ...
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How should I word a blog entry promoting an Area51 proposal to non-SE users?

Several dermatologists who have blogs that are relatively popular in the derm online community have agreed to post entries about the dermatology and dermatopathology SE area 51 proposal. They told me ...
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“Featured Tag” or other way to promote tags with low response levels

It seems that one of the challenges in the SO community is getting specific domain questions answered by "experts" in that area. There have been quite a few times that I have asked things that have ...
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What's the best way to evangelize Stack Overflow?

What would be the best thing that a stack overflow evangelist could do? What would be the best way to promote the site over other sites like expetsexchange and other question sights? What ...
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Are there any guidelines for promoting Stack Exchanges?

I go to a university where there are plenty of people interested in the topics covered by a lot of Stack Exchanges. However, I couldn't find any guidance on people interested in promoting either the ...
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Could there be a way to reward those that successfully promote beta SE sites?

Given the importance of getting the word out about the new SE sites in beta, perhaps there could be badges and/or rep for those that successfully recruit users to a beta SE site? I haven't though ...
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Explaining Stack Exchange to non-programmers

What's the best blog post/video/tweet/whatever to explain how the Stack Exchange system works to regular people? I am trying to gauge interest for a new Stack Exchange site, but I want to explain it ...
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Stackoverflow Web Banners

Are there any web banners I can use to promote Stackoverflow, Serverfault, etc.? I'm don't want to use a flair banner...
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How to evangelize Stack Overflow (Server Fault and Super User)?

How to evangelize Stack Overflow at user groups, conferences, students and others? What to mention in presentations?