Hi, so I started a directory website for my local community that didn’t grow. The site’s been up for about 3 years now but there’s been no real growth.
I attribute that to Google My Business. The Big G has killed the local directory business. Anyway, we have a thriving Instagram community and I’m seriously thinking about retiring the directory/blog model for a forum and let user-generated content drive it.
My target area is one of the fastest growing regions in my city. How would you advice I grow the forum ensuring it becomes succesful in little time. The niche is hyperlocal.