Conversations about your content can be a great way to get feedback. A discussion forum can provide a space for readers to talk with one another and involve more people in the discussion. Adding a discussion forum to your Google Sites site is easy. Here's how to do it.
What is a discussion forum?
The purpose of a discussion forum is to stimulate and promote public discourse about the content or topic. The tone varies depending on the community, but will generally be informal enough for people from all walks of life to participate in discussions with each other.
What are the benefits of adding a discussion to my site?
One of the benefits of adding a forum to your site is a chance for meaningful engagement with readers. You can create questions that are open-ended and allow for discussion, like "What are your thoughts on this article?"
You'll also have opportunities to hear from more people about your content - not just those who comment or email you. The more perspectives you can gather, the better you will be able to produce quality content.
Moreover, Google has seen a significant increase in ad impressions thanks to discussions. With these forums, advertisers are able to offer discounts and coupons as well as answer any questions that pop up in the discussion section. This can lead to increased conversions and sales if you have an e-commerce store.
How do I create a discussion on my site?
Google Groups is a great way to get started in creating discussion forums on your website. After making the group public and allowing external users to view conversations, you can embed it into Google Sites and use it as a forum like our Discussion Forum page. Anyone can join the discussion and post. On the other hand, if your discussion forum has to be for internal use only, you can do so by adjusting the group access settings.