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Questions about how to promote the site and gain more visitors, questions, answers and users.

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Health, Cognitive Sciences and a Potential Mutual Site

I’m not an avid user on CogSci (in fact, I’ve only officially become a member today) but from reading your meta posts and the rebrand you are going through right now I understand that you face similar ...
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How should we attract new users in 2017?

We have a lot to do in this re-vamping of CogSci.SE. However, after the site has a new scope, name and close vote, we still need people to come here. Therefore, it is necessary to actively approach, ...
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Actively engaging psychology departments on Facebook?

For some months now we have a magnificent Facebook page on which questions are posted on a weekly basis, with a short accompanying text. However, we are having some troubles getting an audience (we ...
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At what time of day is the best moment to promote the website?

For a while now I've been maintaining a CogSci.SE facebook page (facebook-link). At the moment, every Monday at 20:00 CEST (UTC+2), i.e 18:00 GMT and 13:00 PDT (UTC-7), I post a question on the page. ...
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A new CogSci.SE Facebook page

The problem The focus of improving the website was primarily on "what constituties as a good/bad question". We have deleted many many bad questions and tried to improve others, which is a great ...
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'We all are from SO': A probable promotion issue?

Recently I invited one of my colleagues to CS.SE to improve her ideas while doing cognitive neuroscience research in the graduate school. I usually use StackOverFlow website more and get answers very ...
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Which settings should we choose for the posts to the cogsci.SE Facebook page?

In my last comment to Josh's answer I have announced that I wanted to set up an app that would read the site feed and post the questions to Facebook. I have now set up that app, and the first three ...
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Should SE start a separate Mental Fitness beta?

I've committed to the proposal for a "Mental Fitness" beta, but it raises a difficult question: What's the difference from cogsci.SE? Is this just another of too many duplicate proposals out there ...
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Encouraging voting and posting on beta

We are getting a continual trickle of questions and a few new users. I am noticing not many posts are getting many upvotes. When a site first enters private beta, they tend to get a lot of activity ...
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Raising awareness of CogSci's success on other Area 51 sites

I posted this answer on Area 51, under the Sleep site proposal. I thought it would be worthwhile sharing this for members here on Meta. I am supporting this site, to be an ongoing success, both in ...
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Site promotion strategies revisited March 2013

In the early days of this site there were many discussions on site promotion. I was wondering, now that the site is almost a year and a half old, whether people had any new ideas for site promotion. ...
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Map of 32 Tags of CogSci.SE

Lastly I'm not that active on this site, but I made a map of CogSci.SE, basing on tag co-occurrences. Some more description e.g. on a respective post on meta.math.SE. The project is on GitHub: https:...
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Suggest site promotion ideas

Stack Exchange has a budget for holding site promotional events, whether it's a sponsorship on a related site/with a related business, contests for users of the site or just about anything else that ...
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Keeping up with the Joneses (or Bio.SEs)

As is often lamented on A51 and the metas of science sites, the metric of graduation don't make much sense for science sites. Unfortunately, the current metrics make it hard to see how we are doing, ...
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Regularly Scheduled Chat Event

This has been brought up many times in chat: Many other sites have regularly scheduled chat events. These events, held anywhere from once a week to once a month, serve as a community building device, ...
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How can we get our site reviewed by relevant bloggers?

There are many bloggers who blog about topics related to cognitive science and psychology. Popular bloggers have large numbers of readers. I'm wondering if there is a way that we could approach ...
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Help promote the site via the offical Stack Exchange social network profiles!

Stack Exchange has special social network profiles for each site (like our @StackCogSci on Twitter), but they also have "parent" accounts for the whole SE network, and they have a process for ...
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How can we increase the number of 'regulars' on the site?

As we discussed pretty extensively in the comments of a recent question: all of our stats are lacking! Improving them can seem a bit overwhelming and sometimes a chicken-or-the-egg sort of chase. ...
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How to include cogsci.se as an accompanying Q&A site for a conference?

When thinking about conference promotion ideas in order to reach out to academic experts, I thought the following might be really cool: Integrated conference Q&A Site: See if cogsci.se can be ...
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Are there any email discussion lists popular in cognitive science or psychology?

In the world of the programming language, R, there is the R tag on stack overflow and there is the old-school r-help mailing list. From an infrastructure perspective Stack Overflow is so much better, ...
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What are cost effective strategies for site promotion at an academic conference?

I previously asked How to engage with graduate students and academics in psychology and cognitive science?. One suggestion was to promote the site at an academic conference. I've read that there is a ...
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How can we encourage existing users of cogsci.se to announce the site on Google+?

I shared a little information about the site on Google+. I made sure the link was "Public". However, I imagine other existing users of this site may have both better and different social networks to ...
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How to engage with graduate students and academics in psychology and cognitive science?

We already have this general question on How to promote the site and reach out to industry experts?. However, the question is fairly general. Most of the experts in psychology and cognitive science ...
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What popular online communities exist that permit sharing links and are relevant to cogsci.se?

I know a bit about Reddit (see discussion on meta here). Key features for this discussion include the ability to post links and the existence of large communities interested in cognitive science, ...
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How to respectfully engage with online communities?

I really like Reddit and I really like Stack Exchange. Reddit provides a great environment for community building, link sharing, and discussion. It does provide some support for questions and ...
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Promoting the site to psychology and cognitive science majors at university?

By my back of the envelope estimation, there must be close to a million students studying psychology or cognitive science at any given moment (i.e., 1000 universities each with 1000 students). So ...
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How can we promote the site on LinkedIn?

I'm not a big linkedin user, but I have noticed over the while that there are a number of psychology communities on the site. What are the major psychology, and cognitive science communities on ...
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Where else are people asking scientific questions about psychology and cognitive science?

At present, I think the stack exchange model provides the best infrastructure for building a high-quality question and answer site. In general, I think that if people on the Internet who are looking ...
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What’s the elevator pitch for our site?

From The 7 Essential Questions of Every Beta, one thing we should decide on is what the elevator pitch for our site should be. 4. What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site? Imagine you’ve just ...
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How can we promote the site and reach out to industry experts?

The site should soon be coming into a Public Beta period where anyone can sign up and use the site. How can we spread awareness to experts, researchers and practitioners in the cognitive science ...