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Growing a Y99 Room
A y99 room is platform to discuss on things on different topics and is a open platform. Every person can express his views on the topics and even can share his experience. A room can grow through keeping healthy environment and keeping the room clean by talking sensibly and in an open manner. To gain initial users for your room, you can can invite friends & social media buddies to try out your freshly created chat room. Rooms are the best place to discuss things and inviting more members and maintaining a healthy room environment can aid to its growth.
Turn room visitors into regulars
Greet them gently, have a friendly conversation. Do not use abusive language or encourage such behavior as it may cause visitors to sneakily leave the chat. Maintain all the privacy concerns related to the user. Not every visitor participates or stays. Out of 1000 visitors, 50 may choose to send “hi”. And 10 may stay for a day. Only 1-2 will remain by the week. Its important to welcome new comers and engage them in a conversation about some topic or make them write lengthy texts (by asking them questions, asking for their experiences or opinions) which will make sure the churn rate of the room will reduce.
Choose good moderators for your room
A good moderator has to be chosen wisely so that s/he can take a stand for the right and condemn the wrong. He need not use his powers until and unless any user cross or breaks the rule mentioned for the group. A regular user can be made a moderator on terms of their behavior and approach towards the group.
Deal with notorious users
Regardless of any sort of misbehavior a mod must give a prior warning to the users and if they exceed their limits a ban should be given with immediate effect. If the user changes his behavior a final opportunity must be given depending upon his convincing power.
You may compose and send an email with an article about your room (cover these points – its theme, who is it for, what topics are often discussed, rules, what to expect, how to use, etc) to support [at the rate] y99 (dot) in. It should be original and exceed 300 words. It can help the room gain users from y99’s blog and search engines. This usually works for topic based rooms and not for general purpose rooms.
Social media marketing
If you are active on other social media: Another way can be using hashtags of relevant/ popular twitter trends and tweeting your room’s link. Posting the link on other chat sites won’t work because they already have a place to talk. However a pet chat room can gain regular users from a “pet forum” site or pet related Facebook group. Also, posting the link at random places or where people are not interested won’t help as people won’t be interested enough to even notice or remember it.
– By Y99 staff & Optimus123