My friend and I just created a health forum with simple phpbb (we are no IT geniuses by any means)... and I've been reading all over the place about getting more traffic to your site/forum.
We tried this before, but we just got spammed out of control. We want genuine users, and thats it. It seems like all the "solutions" are not solutions at all, they are just quick fixes to spread your site name, and they don't attract anyone.
I know it takes time, but we have had this forum up for about a month, and we have been posting, along with some of my friends about real topics and intriguing convos, but no one has joined. I don't know how to even start.
Please pardon my ignorance or lack of knowledge, but that is why I am posting on here, I want to learn, and grow my site. Thanks in advance!