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Now looking at http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/27135/sports the stats tell us something is not going well with the site, what should we do? With only 81 visitors per day how should we let others know of the site? Let everyone you know who plays or like sport to go here and ask and answers questions.

At the moment we are not a very healthy beta site so lets get it back on track. Tell everyone about the site.

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    I wouldn't worry too much, these stats are typical for a site just out of private beta. – wax eagle Mar 12 '12 at 14:37
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There are several things we can do, but we should focus on 3 things:

  • Defining our scope. It's hard to ask good questions when we don't know what we are about. Who are we? What is our audience? Are we catering to fans or participants? If the answer is both how do we do that well?

  • Generating more content. Once our scope is figured out we need to ask and answer good questions. If we do that the Googles will find us.

  • VOTE VOTE VOTE. We need high rep users to help keep the site clean and tidy, even after we have moderators appointed. To do that we need everyone to vote more. I'm as guilty as anyone here, we need to vote early and vote often. Make sure you're upvoting good content, but votes and the rep they generate are a really important part of the ecosystem of any site.

By and large is much to early to worry (unless its about getting closed/merged with fitness). Honestly if we can figure out our scope, generate good content, and vote, we should be able to grow naturally.

I should not neglect to mention the typical ways to grow a site (posting good questions on FB/Twitter/Reddit/G+), but I'm honestly not sure how much good that really does if the site's scope and base content is still kind of iffy.

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    +1 for more content and more voting. – Benny Mar 12 '12 at 22:12
  • +1 for all of the above. – Ste May 27 '12 at 19:24
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Once we have a solid definition of our site - see @waxeagle answer - then we can also try to spread the knowledge on the many sports sites around the globe.

Sites dedicated to running are numbered in the hundres....

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