Community Resource Roundup: Building a Strong Foundation


This week’s article goes over some do’s, some dont’s, and some why nots of online community. We’ll learn some tips for growing membership, get to the bottom of SEO basics, learn how to ask our members what they’re not getting out of our communities, and more.

Confessions of a Community Manager 4 Lessons on Responding to Emergence

“Communities by nature are fluid and will evolve dynamically. They thrive when members feel heard and included.”

The 7 Deadly Sins of Website Monetization

“Although mistakes are great opportunities to learn – how about you learn from other people’s mistakes and save yourself a bunch of time, money and other resources?”

The Basics of SEO Design

“In this section, we’ll focus on specific technical aspects of building (or modifying) web pages so they are structured for both search engines and human visitors alike.”

Asking People Why They Don’t Participate (and deciphering answers)

“You might be surprised what your research reveals about why members don’t participate. Most of these problems are easy to tackle with a little effort.”

Confessions of a Community Manager: 4 Lessons on Responding to Emergence

“This is a post on how to build an active, contributing online community.”