I have one small side project, on which I have invested plenty of time. There is a good amount of seeding content, which has increased my visitor numbers quite nicely, but nobody registers. Now this project is about to reach the tipping point. Either it starts flying, or I will close it.
At this point I am willing to try more aggressive methods / call to actions in order to get more registered users on board. Does anyone have suggestions how to do it, perhaps even some proven methods? I am talking about an overlay promoting registration and things like that.
That said, I have tried several small projects from scratch with Discourse and I always bump to this problem. It is easy to attract guests, but difficult to get them to register. Discourse has good SEO and good content will be found by readers, but perhaps the call to action for registering should be more obvious by default?