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I have a wiki-based website. It gets a reasonable number of hits. However almost no-one contributes to the content. I am looking for ideas about how to encourage contributions, and how to attract users with sophisticated knowledge of the subject of the wiki.
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Hi peterdungan,

I would start with your user base. Likely they are visiting the website because your content is of interest to them. You could use some sort of promotion or hook to encourage users to volunteer thier time, or simply post that your looking for some help. Often times they will step forward themselves when they see there is a need. Make it easy to find your contact information.

Outside of that, you could look to the writing community at large. It is often easy to find eager writers to work with you for little or no cost. Find writers who are looking to build thier profile, and gain needed experience for paid opportunities.

Cheers!
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Thanks. Those ideas sound good.
I'll need to be creative about what sort of promotion I could offer because I don't want to offer monetary rewards and the site is entirely free to use at the moment. One of the basic ideas behind the site is offering unbiased info - not trying to sell products. However I think I'll add a directory section to the site which will allow differnt sorts of rewards (free premium servcie or simply promoting one's business trhough demonstrating expertise)
Any more suggestions anyone?
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