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The best way to get new users for a community is promotion . If it is not promoted on social media new users will not join and the community will not get more new users .

What do you think , It would not be a right decision to promote it on social media to attract new users .

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nice question broda... but only Gideon can reply this one...

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Usually promotion cost money but official q2a facebook, twitter etc. pages would be great idea IMO. Main q2a page already has 295 mentions, maybe "like" buttons in not annoying places would have positive impact :)
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I agree that it needs money and time both to promote but it worths to do so for a bigger community like q2a .
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We have an official Twitter account: @q2answer

Gideon just gave me access a couple weeks ago but I haven't got around to sorting it out yet. Feel free to follow though!

Not sure what we have on Facebook but I can certainly set one up.

To be honest I'm not really sure how well this stuff works for software. I don't "like" any software on Facebook and I don't know anyone that does. But it's good for updates, new versions etc.

Update: we now have Twitter and Facebook pages live!

https://www.facebook.com/Q2Answer

https://twitter.com/Q2Answer

Please like/follow us! And let me know what kind of things you want to see on there.

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Thank you for your response .
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I really never used twitter or facebook. As long as there is a RSS feed, i am fine.
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"If it is not promoted on social media new users will not join and the community will get more new users."

This is a big unproven claim. I would not join if there would be "facebook". I would join if there are smart people!

Have you ever seen a facebook page of stackoverflow? But it is on the 56th most visited site worldwide currently.

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I did not mean to say that - "No body will join if there is no facebook page" .
Plz dont misunderstand . Rather I am saying like if there is a facebook page , it would be lot easier to reach more people . Thats how social media works . Now q2a getting traffic from organic search from google and from some other websites where they mention about a well developed forum software .

For developer prospective it does not really matter if there is a facebook account or not , but for them who dont have any idea like there is a awesome software like this or not it would matter .  Also for giving updates , keeping users engaged social media is the well proved way .

If you have not seen the official facebook page of stackoverflow you can see it here -https://www.facebook.com/officialstackoverflow
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100% best decision  

but most you have to  target on targeted people area

Ex:- if u r maintain students related site more target on students groups and communities

All the best 

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Yes , social promotion always have a targeted community .
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