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The Sitecore Stack Exchange Site is now in public beta and we need to agree how best to promote the site going forward and how to ensure it gets out of public beta successfully.

There are a number of ways to promote the site which I will list below and hopefully we can get agreement amongst the community on how best to go about this.

There is a great article on this here also: http://blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/08/a-recipe-to-promote-your-site/

  • Can I ask why the Answer is in the question? I would move the Answer part to a real answer and make it a community wiki. – Pete Navarra Oct 25 '16 at 13:02
  • Yea I agree. This could benefit from a Community Wiki format, so we can all pitch in and use this as a point of reference whenever the question comes up :-) – Mark Cassidy Oct 25 '16 at 14:11
  • Ok I've done, this now. Thanks. – Adam Seabridge Oct 25 '16 at 14:30
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DO promote on:

Blogs

There are a number of blog posts out there already about the Stack Exchange site and these have been useful for getting us to beta in the first place, such as the following:

https://www.akshaysura.com/2016/09/19/how-can-you-help-the-stack-exchange-beta-site-for-sitecore/

http://blogs.perficient.com/microsoft/2016/10/sitecore-stack-exchange-needs-you/

http://www.flux-digital.com/blog/sitecore-stack-exchange-site-needs-your-help/

Hopefully, blogs can continue to be a source of promotion for the site going forward.

Social media

This is Probably the biggest forms of promotion for the Site. Especially Twitter and Linked In. Perhaps there are other Social Media Channels that can utilised further though.

Sitecore community update mailing list

This mailing list by Akshay Sura has been useful in getting the word out in the Community:

https://www.akshaysura.com/sitecore-community-update-mailing-list/

Sitecore Slack community chat

Slack has been a great way of getting people to engage on the Sitecore Stack Exchange site and ask/answer questions there. Especially for maintaining the answer to help others in future instead of them getting lost in a slack Channel.

Sitecore user groups

Whenever attending one of these or even presenting at one; try and see if you can get a 5-10 minute slot near the end - to just present or even just talk about the community effort going on here. Doesn't need to be any long explanation or complicated series of slides - just something simple. For example:

"Hey, for anyone who doesn't know it yet - the community has taken initiative to get a Sitecore Q&A site going. Its url is http://sitecore.stackexchange.com and you'll find lots of useful information in there already. If you run into any Sitecore-related questions in your daily work, this is an excellent resource".

Among colleagues

Make sure your colleagues are aware that Sitecore Stack Exchange exists and welcomes Sitecore-related questions, as well as good answers.

This site is still new, so the people you work with are likely to be unaware it exists.


DON'T promote on:

Stack Overflow

stackoverflow.com is not an appropriate place to promote Sitecore Stack Exchange. It is against the SO rules to do so:

And please do not solicit content or users by posting comment on Stack Overflow; that is not allowed. There is generally no problem with a little crossover between sites...

community.sitecore.net

The consensus is that community.sitecore.net is not the right place to promote Sitecore Stack Exchange.

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    Could you rewrite this response so that you have "DO" and "DON'T", and move #4 to the Don't? That will make it a little clearer to someone that quickly scans this that that is a no-no. – Dan Solovay Oct 26 '16 at 14:19
  • @DanSolovay Feel free to suggest the edits yourself to improve the post. – jammykam Oct 26 '16 at 14:45
  • @jammykam done. – Dan Solovay Oct 26 '16 at 15:01
  • 3. could probably be moved to the don't section as well. – Adam Seabridge Oct 26 '16 at 15:41
  • I've just edited it to do so. – Adam Seabridge Oct 26 '16 at 15:44

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