Webmasters Unite at Web Cosmo Forums

The world is shrinking, thanks to the Internet. It used to be that if you didn’t know something, you’d have to make the trip to the library, thumb through the index cards, and hope to find some information that’s remotely relevant and from within the last ten years. That’s no longer the case. The online community is always there to help you out.

So, what if you want to start a website and have some questions? What if you already own and run a number of websites, but you want to learn more about topic X or subject Y? For that, you might want to turn your attention toward Web Cosmo Forums, which serves as the subject of today’s review. They keep it laid back, but they also aim to be informative.

What Is Web Cosmo Forums?

Web Cosmo Forums is a webmaster forum that aims to provide help, resources, and a community surrounding the topic areas that are of interest to website owners. If you’ve used other forums on the Internet, you’ll understand how this site works too.

The webmaster forum is broken down into a number of sections: general, marketing, web design & development, business & marketplace, search engines & directories, and support. Each of these is further broken down into several sub-forums.

In the case of marketing, for instance, you’ll find forums dedicated to general marketing, search engine optimization, social network marketing, pay per click advertising, and affiliate programs. This helps to streamline the threads and keep the conversations on topic. Whether you’re running a tech review site or you just work with landing pages, the community is there to help.

How Big Is the Community?

When it comes to forums, the features aren’t going to be the differentiating factor. You can have a wonderfully designed forum, but if you don’t have enough active users, it’s pointless. Thankfully, Web Cosmo Forums appears to be quite active with over 17,000 members and over 200,000 posts. It’s not huge, but it is quite sizable.

Teaching and Learning from One Another

Let’s take a look at an example thread in the forums.

Here, “ovaismirza22” wants to know the difference between SEO and SEM. Even though the post was in the middle of the night, he was able to get a response from “Crawler” in about an hour.

The original poster has since been banned, but this thread demonstrates two very important aspects of the forum. One, you can get knowledgeable answers in a very short amount of time. Two, users who abuse the forums in whatever manner (I’m not sure why ovaismirza22 got banned) will not be tolerated. That keeps the forums clean and, hopefully, spam-free.

Tapping into the Tutorials Too

Sometimes, the forums aren’t quite as comprehensive as you would like them to be. Sometimes, you just can’t be bothered to sift through multiple threads to collect the right kind of information. For those times, you might turn to the available tutorials.

There aren’t too many of them on the site at the moment, but the owner promises that more tutorials will continually be added to Web Cosmo over time. The above example explains common HTML tags. These basics are positively integral knowledge for webmasters and this particular tutorial is both comprehensive and easy to understand. The provided example at the bottom is quite useful.

For now, there are only two tutorial sections: HTML and CSS. I’d imagine that they will expand beyond these realms eventually. If you’re feeling generous, you might get in contact with the owner and see if you can write the tutorials for them, perhaps in exchange for a backlink or suitable credit.

How Does Web Cosmo Forums Make Money?

Like just about every other forum on the Internet, Web Cosmo Forums thrives on user-submitted content. They need the community members to keep the forums active with useful information and active conversations. In doing so, they generate traffic and then money can be made with the on-site advertising.

You’ll notice the banner in the header (below the login section), the banner below the main navigation, the series of 125×125 blocks in the sidebar, the banner in the footer, and possibly text links in the footer too. This seems reasonably effective without being overly intrusive.

If you’re looking for a good community to learn more about running a website, from design to monetization and everything in between, Web Cosmo Forums looks like a viable place to start.


50 thoughts on “Webmasters Unite at Web Cosmo Forums”

  1. fazal mayar says:

    webmaster forums are good places to find employees and network.

    1. Patrick says:

      Might be a good place to find employers too.

    2. Agree with you both Fazal and Patrick. Forums are really good for finding Employees and also Employers sometimes.

      1. Handbags says:

        Forums are great for both of those things. And they are also good for getting targeted traffic and subscribers as well.

        1. Make Money says:

          The best thing about forums is the fact that if you start them and get the right people. Their conversations serve as content in itself. All you have to do is keep the riff raff out!

    3. Deepak yadav says:

      Fazal I think the thing forums was always on top. Many people use it in different ways. Webmaster forums are great to get in the network.

      1. There are few great webmasters forums few are –

        DigitalPoint
        Wickedfire
        Warriorforum
        Netbuilders

        Add yes Web Cosmo is simply great as well.

        1. Handbags says:

          I love Warrior Forum. It is my top favorite forum. There are so many smart webmasters on there and you can get free ebooks on there as well. But you can also use it to get free traffic and new readers on your blog.

          1. Make Money says:

            Only problem I have noticed on the various forums is for every intelligent webmaster there seems to be 100 stupid ones selling snake oil…

        2. d3so says:

          Never heard of web cosmo before. will check them out.

          1. PPC Ian says:

            I have not heard of it either, looking forward to checking it out!

          2. This is a good webmaster forum and you will find the name of it on top webmaster forums list.

            Not only this … It have 9.5k approx alexa as well.

        3. John says:

          IMO warrior forum and DP are full of junk posts.

          Wecosmo Forums seem to be good in design, and content.
          I will join.

          1. Thats partly because, the Namepros users have migrated over to DP. Having said that the quality of Web Cosmo forums is relatively good and is up there with other forums like DNF

          2. Make Money says:

            I have a forum on my marketing site I am half tempted to open up to a warrior forum style site….except I want it to be weeded out and only include the quality folks…

        4. DigitalPoint is OK but a lot of its user base has migrated from Namepros and its userbase isnt great. However, DNF is a great place to hang out (it is definitely worth the money for an account!)

    4. d3so says:

      oooh another DP in the making!

      1. I hope not! The quality has really gone downhill from when I joined!

      2. Do not want to have other DP instead of that we would like to have such forum which is paid one and having serious members.

  2. Michael,
    I remember the good ol days of having to go to the library and dig through a bunch of books to find the information that I needed. Thank God for the internet.

    I will check out Web Cosmo forums after I finish here.

    1. Haha the internet just made everything much much easier

      1. Make Money says:

        also made a lot of people much lazier

    2. Handbags says:

      I agree. Thank God is right. I love being able to skim through ebooks online or check out a site for all the info. I would have needed from a book. You can learn things so much faster from typing in something fast in the search engines and getting your answer.

  3. Zach Crawley says:

    Thanks for the site Michael, didn’t know about it.

  4. Webmaster forums could be a great place to learn and share ideas on marketing, website design, development, SEO, online business in general.

    Lets say you start a new website and you need some ideas how you could market your website. On webmaster forum you can ask other members how you could do that. Not that all replies would be wise talks, but usually you would be able to skim through some good ideas.

  5. It is really helpful to find employees

    1. Make Money says:

      unfortunately there seems to be an abundance of people that are simply there to make a quick buck then bounce… 🙁

  6. Techabouts says:

    I think they earn lot of money

    1. Not really! Although, there are several other ways to monetize the forum which can only be implemented when they reach a critical user base

      1. Yes there are many ways like premier membership, charges for opening new thread, stage of membership, buying and selling websites listing fee and many more … You simply charge on those people who are making through forum.

  7. Will check it out John.

    1. Michael did the review 😉

      1. yeah Michael is the review man here …

  8. Sounds very similar to digital point.

    1. A lot of them are similar although, there are differences with each one. Digitalpoint in my opinion is for the newer webmaster to the webmaster who has been at it for a couple of years max.

  9. Yes pretty forum and interesting too..and i know about one more Webmaster forum v7n…
    Such a great forum….

    1. There are loads of webmaster forums! Some provide real value and are useful others don’t however, web cosmo appears to be in the category of actually providing value!

      1. What are your favourites webmater forum.

  10. I have been searching such forums for knowledge,that is why i really like this forum and it is include interesting category’s…

  11. fas says:

    Also good place to hire people.

    1. So are freelance sites and fiverr 😉

  12. PPC Ian says:

    Thanks for sharing, I have not heard of Cosmo Forums before. I’ll certainly check it out. I’m also a fan of Website Babble / 2CreateAWevsite – another great forum for new web masters.

  13. Kent says:

    Go to sempo.org, there are a lot of great forums and blogs. I use google reader to capture all blogs in sempo to get the most update posts.

  14. thanks to all for checking out the site. and thanks to johnchow.com for the review.

    we envision to be the learning and sharing place for novice and experienced webmasters alike.
    many of our sticky threads, tutorials could be a big help for many interested in the subject matter.

    we are not too big yet, but growing at a pace of 200-300% per year. i am sure some day we will be able to play a lot bigger role helping out webmasters.

    we don’t do it for money really. i personally make six figure earnings from other internet related business. this is something we have passion for and related to what we do. we do hope the forum could positively help those in need.

    1. Its actually interesting to see your statistics, you have a healthy growth rate!

      Your users also seem to be active, and you have a nice active userbase percentage which is good! I’m going to lurk around your forums a bit longer before I join but it does seem to provide some value (unlike other rival forums!)

  15. Hey John …. Kindly tell us your top 5 webmasters forum …

    Would love to know their names.

    Your readers would love to know them as well … May be you can create a post on it as well.

    1. Of course Zik i i also prefer to your thoughts,i also want to know about top 5 webmasters forum…

  16. There are only two tutorial sections: HTML and CSS. I like this thing in this Blog..

  17. npcome says:

    I am Web Cosmo Forums member. In the BBS saw this article.Have always liked your blog.

  18. i
    love
    webcosmoforums
    like
    as
    v7n
    and
    digitalpointforums

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