Category Archives: Vendors

Forum Sponsorship Marketing Funnel

If you are not already familiar with the marketing funnel concept, it’s definitely worth getting to know.

Our team took the time to think about how we can turn this traditional sales concept into something our vendors can apply on the forums.

Although many of our vendors are already using the different strategies illustrated in the marketing funnel below, becoming familiar with the entire process can increase your chances of generating repeat business.

Your goal as a forum marketer is to generate advocacy using the tools provided by the forums. With that being said, which part of the forum sponsorship marketing funnel are you on?

Vender Metrics Feature on IB Forums

Leveraging data is a key strategy in any digital campaign.  Recently, IB has been phasing in some new tools and features that will aid our sponsors in leveraging the most data possible with their campaigns.  One of those tools is “Threads / Posts Reports”.

The Threads/Posts Report allows you to monitor your posting habits and response by pulling a report of your posts or threads within a designated time frame.   Viewing the report will show which vendor username posted, the thread title and a link to the thread, the date and time, the forum, the views, and the replies.

What our team has found is that the more frequently a vendor can post the more views and replies they will normally receive on threads.  The tool is useful for keeping track of your campaign and making sure that your social campaign stays on track.

You can access your own report by logging into your vendor account and navigating into your User CP.

From there locate the button for “Threads / Posts Report” by looking towards the bottom of the side toolbar.

Once inside you will be able to select the appropriate time frame, posts or threads, and which username you will be pulling for.  Once you generate the report you can also download it in .csv format to save for your records.

Borla Unveils Plug-In XR-1 Tuner for EcoBoost Mustang

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Shelby GT350 aside, everyone knows the 5.0 V8 Mustang GT is the best Mustang — the one to have, right? Think again. The range of performance modifications for the EcoBoost-powered Ford Mustang is growing by the minute, and the newest one is from Borla.

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Vendor Rules by Site

The following sites are listed in alphabetical order.
5Series – https://5series.net/forums/frequently-asked-questions-13/announcement-forum-terms-rules/
6SpeedOnline – https://www.6speedonline.com/forums/997-turbo-gt2/225555-6speedonline-com-forum-rules.html
AcuraForums – http://www.acuraforums.com/forum/member-group-special-buys-32/announcement-%2A%2A-must-read-all-honda-acura-members%2A%2A/
AcuraZine – http://acurazine.com/forums/misc.php?do=showrules
AudiForums – http://www.audiforums.com/forum/new-member-welcome-area-4/rules-audiforums-com-5364/
BikerForums – http://bikerforums.org/frequently-asked-questions-5/basic-bikerforums-org-3/
BlazerForum – http://blazerforum.com/forum/forum-notice-32/blazerforum-rules-read-follow-28944/
CadillacForum – http://www.cadillacforum.com/forum/private-sale-trade-classifieds-19/guidelines-please-read-3309/
CamaroForums – http://camaroforums.com/forum/new-members-area-95/announcement-forum-rules/
CamaroZ28 – https://themustangsource.com/forums/f654/new-vendor-policy-461723/
CBRForum – http://cbrforum.com/forum/new-member-area-5/***-cbr-forum-official-rules-***-52156/
CherokeeForum – http://www.cherokeeforum.com/f10/all-vendors-read-102008/
ChevroletForum – https://chevroletforum.com/forum/forum-notice-7/forum-rules-15966/
CivicForumZ – http://www.civicforumz.com/honda-civics-other-sale-82/classified-rules-148427/
ClassicOldsmobile – http://classicoldsmobile.com/forums/faq.php?faq=forum_rules#faq_userconduct
ClubLexus – https://www.clublexus.com/forums/club-lexus-vendor-marketplace/372028-club-lexus-vendor-marketplace-posting-guidelines.html
CobaltSS.net – https://www.cobaltss.net/rules.php
CorvetteForum – https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/vendor-forum/2161910-vendor-rules-guidelines.html
DieselBombershttp://www.dieselbombers.com/faq.php
DodgeForum – https://dodgeforum.com/forum/new-member-area/184908-rules-of-dodgeforum-please-read.html
EvolutionM.nethttps://www.evolutionm.net/forums/general/699056-vendor-faqs.html
FitFreak.net – http://www.fitfreak.net/forums/fit-freak-newbie-faqs/12111-fit-freak-forum-rules.html
F150Forum – http://www.f150forum.com/f37/updated-vendor-rules-instructions-15691/
Ford-Trucks – https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/452321-vendor-rules-updated-sept-19-2007-a.html
G35Driver – http://g35driver.com/forums/cars-sale-vendor-331/classified-posting-rules-please-read-before-posting-85.html
GreenHybrid – https://www.greenhybrid.com/forums/f29/greenhybrid-community-rules-12703/
GTRForums – http://www.gtrforums.com/forums/gtr-forums-announcements-45/announcements/
HDForums – https://www.hdforums.com/forum/vendor-for-sale-classifieds/657865-vendor-posting-rules-for-hdf.html
HondaAccordForum – http://www.hondaaccordforum.com/forum/new-member-area-5/**-must-read-all-members-*-*-rules-haf-270/
HondaCivicForum – http://www.hondacivicforum.com/forum/new-member-introductions-4/honda-civic-forum-rules-62475/
HondaForum – http://hondaforum.com/forum/new-member-area-5/rules-hf-2/
I-Club – https://www.i-club.com/forums/general-79/guidelines-posting-technical-forums-211055/
JaguarForums – https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/new-member-area-intro-must-5/new-members-please-please-please-read-must-read-if-you-just-signed-up-22253/
JK-Forum – https://www.jk-forum.com/forums/jk-forum-rules-159/new-jk-forum-member-rules-266702/
LS1Tech – https://ls1tech.com/forums/private-sponsor-forum/557652-limit-2-threads-sales-forum-2-gp-forum.html
Maxima.org – http://maxima.org/forums/general-maxima-discussion/275680-general-maxima-forum-rules-guidelines.html
Mazda3Club – http://www.mazda3club.com/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_advert
MazdaForum – http://www.mazdaforum.com/forum/site-updates-announcements-40/forum-rules-2848/
MBWorld.org – http://mbworld.org/forums/vendor-staff-discussion-forum/450892-sponsor-faqs.html
MiataTurbo – http://www.miataturbo.net/front-desk-17/site-rules-67441/
Mod Motor Tech – http://www.modmotortech.com/forums/sale-20035/sale-forum-rules-119/
MonteCarloForum – http://montecarloforum.com/forum/new-member-area-4/welcome-forum-rules-10023/
MoparForums – http://moparforums.com/forums/f79/vendor-classifieds-rules-11515/
MustangBoards – http://mustangboards.com/forum-feedback-suggestions/16428-sale-forum-rules-serious-thread.html
MustangForums – https://mustangforums.com/forum/new-member-area/66723-the-rules.html
My350Z – https://my350z.com/forum/body-exterior/vendor-rules-256.html
MyG37 – http://www.myg37.com/forums/supporting-vendors/our-guidelines-5.html
NorthAmericanMotoring – http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/1st-gear/300134-site-guidelines-for-north-american-motoring.html
PassionFord – http://passionford.com/index.php?pageid=rules
PerformanceTrucks – http://www.performancetrucks.net/forums/guidelines-announcements-177/site-guidelines-372533/
PontiacTalk – http://www.pontiactalk.com/forum/new-members-area-5/rules-pontiactalk-1/
Rennlist – https://rennlist.com/forums/rennlist-posting-guidelines/472518-guidelines-for-rennlist-posts.html
RX7Club – http://www.rx7club.com/announcement.php?f=255&a=185
RX8Club – http://www.rx8club.com/faq.php?faq=vendor_conduct#faq_bus_advertising
S2Ki – https://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/648998-the-rules/
S-Chassis – http://www.s-chassis.com/forums/s-chassis-annoucements-37/announcements/
Scion-Life – https://www.scionlife.com/forums/exclusive-sponsored-sales-1612/sponsored-sales-rules-revised-9-12-2012-a-3/
Scoobynet.com – http://www.scoobynet.com/news-and-announcements-408/730476-scoobynet-clarified-terms-of-service-effective-as-of-8th-july-2011-a.html
StuntLife – http://www.stuntlife.com/forums/faq.php?faq=vb_faq#faq_stuntlife_rules
SuperHawkForum – http://www.superhawkforum.com/forums/superhawkforum-com-news-36/forum-rule-27121/
TeamSpeed – http://teamspeed.com/forums/automotive-parts-accessories/85106-vendor-rules.html
TheMustangSource – https://themustangsource.com/forums/f654/new-vendor-policy-461723/
ThirdGen – https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/announcement.php?f=54&a=60
TruckForums – http://www.truckforums.com/forum/new-member-area-4/announcement-forum-rules/
VADriven – http://www.vadriven.com/forums/sponsor-marketplace-42/new-vendor-forum-guidelines-126615/
VolvoForums – http://volvoforums.com/forum/sale-trade-6/sale-forum-rules-7717/
YotaTech – http://www.yotatech.com/f195/forum-rules-guidelines-200183/
ZDriver – http://www.zdriver.com/forums/guidelines-policy-procedures-3/first-crack-guidelines-3776/
**Sites not listed above may not have a dedicated thread for rules. Please contact the account management team at [email protected] if you have any questions.