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Recruiting new members to G&FH.SE from Facebook?

I just noticed a "Genealogy, Just Ask!" Facebook Group It has 45,000 members. Admin is Robin Foster. She has a webpage for it at www.genealogyjustask.com and it is so big, it has even formed smaller ...
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Ads for G&FH on other SE sites

As we're not a graduated site, we can't have community promotion ads on our site at this point. What we can do is create adverts for G&FH that show up in the sidebar on other related sites in the ...
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Making a promotional video for G&FH SE?

What do you folks think about creating a short promotional video for the site? It could be posted to YouTube, and then easily shared on social media such as Facebook and Twitter. It seems that videos ...
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Style Sheet proposal: Consider sharing, previews when writing question titles

I would like to propose that we tighten up our question titles where possible. I know I've written some long, rambling titles, and I'm trying to go back and shorten them. It's not easy for me, but I ...
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I'm Submitting a Presentation about G&FH SE to RootsTech 2016

Genealogy & Family History SE needs a bit more notice by genealogists. Today, I got notice of the RootsTech 2016 Call For Presentations. I was at RootsTech in its 2nd year (2012), in its 4th ...
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How to sell strength of Stack Exchange platform to larger genealogy community?

I haven't had enough gumption to work on my own research lately, so to fire up my imagination and take a bit of a break, I've been watching videos on YouTube, particularly the Ancestry.com videos that ...
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Promotional ads for Genealogy.SE!

Although we're still in beta, ads to promote our site in the genealogical community are important. They should sell what GFH.SE is all about as concisely as possible. Because we haven't yet graduated, ...
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What makes this site unique?

If we're expecting members of this community to publicise it effectively, it might be helpful to give them a few tools to use. One of these is our 'Elevator pitch' which has already been discussed: ...
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Promotion: writing articles about G&FH for gen. society newsletters

There have been questions on G&FH about the benefits of joining genealogical societies, but this article by Terri O'Connell reminded me about the awesome opportunity members have to submit ...
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Promote geneaogy.se at family gatherings

We have a small family gathering today and a larger one next Sunday (Easter). My hope is to grab a few interested family members and have a 'mini genealogy.se party' during the larger gathering. I don'...
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How does the G&FH Twitter account work?

The G&FH Twitter account currently has 14 followers. Do you think it would be a good thing to also "follow" some of the big genealogy buffs that are adept at utilizing social media? The account ...
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RootsTech 2013 - volunteer for leading publicity

Regarding this Coordinating Publicity question, that says "Mar 21-23, 2013, need a volunteer to lead publicity" what does that mean? What would a volunteer going to RootsTech 2013 be expected to do? ...
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Q&A “pushes” around Who Do You Think You Are Live and RootsTech

Duncan suggested at "Publicity" centered on 'events' and the bigger question of events in general that we do Q&A pushes around 'specific events' and there are two major events ...
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“Publicity” centered on 'events' and the bigger question of events in general

The se blog post does-this-site-have-a-chance-of-succeeding says: "Joel suggested a healthier alternative by rallying users around specific events as a catalyst for asking interesting questions ...
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Should we have another publicity push?

I don't have access to what statistics SE uses to determine if genealogy.se is trending up or stagnating. I only have my aperiodic looking at beta home page. From an unscientific analysis of that data,...
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Announcement: Genealogy Stack Exchange gets award

The Genealogy and Family History Stack Exchange site has been awarded Honourable Mention in the Best Genealogy Product of 2012 category in Tamura Jones' GeneAwards 2012. honourable mention: ...
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How to use WeRelate's genealogy contest to promote Genealogy.SE

WeRelate runs a weekly genealogy contest to promote WeRelate. Is there anyway we could leverage this to promote Genealogy.SE? For example, we could ask questions on the main site about the person so ...
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Should we be 'targeting' user communities?

what-is-gfh-missing-to-retain-experts puts forth the argument we need more experts, and at least several of the answers propose we need more questions. One issue this site has is a chicken and egg ...
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What is GFH missing to retain experts?

Looking over the total page views image shown from this original data mining question: The bump in views was presumably due to two genealogist blogs posting about the site. So we have visitors coming ...
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Coordinating Publicity

I'd like to use this question to help coordinate the publicity of GFH during beta. We need everyone to help where you can. The goal is to get the word out to as many different people as possible ...
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Are we ready to advertise?

Do you remember the email you got when we entered public beta? It said: Tell all your friends, blog about it, tweet about it, and write the URL (http://genealogy.stackexchange.com) in chalk on ...