Creating and Running A Successful Forum Forums are one of the truly interactive mediums on the Internet today. Long before the so-called user generated Web 2.0 emerged forums has existing. Forums are used for various, businesses use it to provider support to their customers, other use it for entertainment, whatever you use it for, creating and running a forum can be a very rewarding experience. This article hopes to bring some tips that should make starting a successful forum as easy as possible. Things you need to think about before starting Choose a Theme for your forum This is actually one of the most questions you need to ask yourself before starting a forum, what will my forum be about? And you should be able to answer this question very quickly because you can only success with a forum that is about one of your passions or a subject matter you are and expert on or you posses’ lots of skills or experience in. For example if you are not a garden enthusiast or you dislike gardening, you will not make a success of running and gardening forum easily. Perhaps you should have a shortlist of themes, then have a look on the Internet to ensure the themes you want to create a forum about is not already saturated. If its saturated but you are absolutely sure a new but different forum in that areas is still necessary, that is good, just do more research and identify gaps in what the current forum are not giving adequate coverage to, you can start a forum that gives more exposure to the gap you found. Get a domain and hosting for your forum Next thing you should do is to buy a domain name and web hosting for your forum.Choosing the righ domain name could help make your search engine marketing task easy. When selecting your domain name, try to create a domain name with the word that describe what the forum is about in its name, for example, if you are starting a forum about cats, you can think of a domain name such as “CatsForums or CatsTalk or CatsDiscussions , CatsChat. There are various other possible domain name with word combination, just ensure the name you choose roll of the tongue easily.