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Going Wild with SocialEngine Banners

Of all the features and improvements made to SE PHP v4.9, banners would have to be one of our favorites. With banners, you can let your creativity run wild and provide a truly beautiful site experience to your users! Let’s dive into the details! What are Banners? Banners are widget blocks that you can place […]

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SocialEngine 4.9.1 Release

Bet you didn’t expect to see us with another release so soon! Our team is committed to providing a quality product for our clients. This minor release addresses some issues that impacted clients that had third party products and upgraded before those products had compatible versions. We felt we needed to improve our product in […]

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3 Ways to Keep Your Online Community Positive

A successful online community is all about a positive and supportive atmosphere. With that, members and managers can be transparent, helpful, and direct about the messages they share. The only downside is the inevitable complaining about the other guys. Some members may be so excited they found your community that they start bashing other less-supportive […]

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How to Manage User Frustrations in Online Communities

When you build a successful online community, there will be a few roadblocks. One ongoing issue to prepare for is user frustrations within your community. When users find bugs, glitches, or missing features, they are quick to point fingers and demand solutions. As long as you’re on top of your communications, you can reassure community […]

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SocialEngine 4.9 Release!

It is finally here! Our SocialEngine team is so pleased to announce the release of SocialEngine PHP 4.9! We have been working so hard for a very long time to bring you some great new features, improvements, bug fixes, and updates. You’ll enjoy a beautiful responsive theme, an improved UI, new social sharing features, PHP7 […]

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When to Upgrade Your Customized Site

SocialEngine, as with most software, periodically releases new versions. These version releases can range from small quick patches for bugs all the way up to full version updates with new features.  If you’ve customized your SocialEngine websites in order to have a unique site that matches your vision, you may be asking “when should I […]

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4 Tips to Welcome New Community Members

Creating a successful online community requires you to wear many hats. Welcoming newcomers is arguably one of the most important roles you’ll take on. First impressions happen quickly. Use these tips to make sure your new members don’t turn around and walk out the door as soon as they join. 1. Send a welcome email […]

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3 Hidden Benefits of a Branded Community

Branded communities are on the rise. They provide a wealth of benefits both to consumers and brands by starting an open dialogue. In other words, they’re invaluable to your brand’s growth. But beyond the basic benefits of chatting face-to-face with loyal consumers, there are a few lesser known reasons to build your own branded community. […]

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3 Common Myths About Branded Communities

Branded communities are your new best friend. They’re the hot trend right now and they’re not going away anytime soon. With a captive target audience, brand cheerleaders all around, and the most beneficial feedback group you can imagine, it’s no wonder branded communities are so popular. In order to get the most out of yours, […]

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3 Reasons Why Branded Communities Have the Upper Hand

Looking to connect with your audience in a more meaningful way? Branded communities are your next investment. There are a few no-brainer reasons to join the numerous brands that curate their audience through branded communities. With a little work up front, you’ll hold the power of targeted advertising, consistent leads, and catered feedback in your […]

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