Three weeks ago (God it’s scary how fast time flies) I published a post titled: To Merge, or Not to Merge: That is the Question in which I weighed the pros and cons of merging two different forums I owned.
46 comments were left, mostly of completely different opinion and suggestions. It was a very difficult decision for me to make, but in the end I decided to go for it. I felt that the benefits outweighed the negatives and sometimes you just have to take a risk.
Below is a 15-minute screencast I made showing the results of the merge, several days after I had finishing merging MovieForums.org with Movie-Vault.com Forums. I’m sure you’ll find the results quite interesting.
I also give a brief update at the end of the video as to how my affiliate marketing campaigns are going.
If you own a forum (or forums), I’m sure you’ll find the above video interesting. It makes me want to buy forums and merge them with my other sites. But merging two communities should always be thought out carefully, like I did in my To Merge, or Not to Merge: That is the Question post, as it could just as easily go the other way, so it’s a carefully calculated risk you must take and prepare for.