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I have gotten feedback over the years that some of you really want to take new steps in Internet marketing (“I swear I do, really”), but don’t know how to get started. To help, I’ve created a series of checklists for common activities to not only help get you off the dime, but also give you the confidence that you aren’t missing any major steps in the process. Today, I am surfacing a new checklist that helps you take a step into social media by starting an online community. If that’s something that’s been on your to-do list, then take a look at my latest, a checklist for “Starting an Online Community.”

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Mike Moran

About Mike Moran

Mike Moran has a unique blend of marketing and technology skills that he applies to raise return on investment for large marketing programs. Mike is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer and a senior strategist at Converseon, a leading social consultancy. Mike is the author of two books on digital marketing, an instructor at several leading universities, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Society for New Communications Research.

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  1. Thanks. Appreciate the detailed checklist. Just one question (as I could not find an answer to his in your article): which is the best software to start a community? I mean, currently I have to choose between phpbb and vbulletin. Which one of the two softwares do you recommend? Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the kind words, Martha. It’s hard to recommend any software as a one-size-fits-all solution, but there are many choices out there besides bulletin board software. If you are looking for something fancy that I have heard good things about, check out Communispace.



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