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Four Simple Tips for Communicating Setbacks to Your Post Crowdfunding Community

So, you decided to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Now it is over, the money is in your hands, and you are working hard to deliver on the project you promised your backers. Everyone in your post crowdfunding community eagerly awaits your weekly or monthly updates. Then you hit a delay. One of the many considerations […]

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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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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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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 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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Top 3 Dangerously Effective Reasons to Start a Private Custom Social Network

Did you know that according to some estimates, the average city-dwelling person can be exposed to as many as 5,000 advertisements in a single day? Being memorable is important. For this reason, marketing and branding experts are always looking for emotional triggers to implement into their campaigns. One of the most powerful emotional triggers is […]

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Ways to Engage Your Members within SocialEngine

Social networks are dynamic. They’re full of action as opposed to a static website. Members interact, post things that interest them, “like” or vote up the things they enjoy, and generally play with all of the toys available on a site. It’s this activity that keeps them coming back. If members come to the site […]

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3 Community Complainers You’ll Meet and How to Respond

Running a successful online community inherently means there will be some nay-saying. It’s not the end of the world, but there are some reliable ways to deal with it. Learning what to expect from your community and how to manage complaints within your online community is important. Listening and responding quickly are always your best bet, but let’s […]

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3 Tips For Maintaining Interest-Based Communities

Humans are tribal by nature. In the long ago and far away, we were born into our tribes. As we became more sophisticated we formed countries and religions, along with other social constructs and hierarchies. Today, though, we have a unique kind of tribe; the sort we choose to join out of interest. Whether it’s […]

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