LAKE FOREST, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2014) - ProBoards, the world's largest host of free Internet forums with more than 40 million monthly visitors, today launched a new forum service specifically designed to meet the needs of SMBs. Forums.net is powered by the company's award-winning ProBoards Version 5 software and provides a secure and fully managed white-label hosting service that allows small businesses to create their own Internet forum to more fully engage customers.
Key features of Forums.net include Single Sign-on support, Google Analytics integration, end-to-end SSL encryption, and a mobile-ready design. Forums created with Forums.net are also pre-optimized for social media sharing and search engine optimization, including InSite Forwarding™ which can help boost an SMB's search rankings by placing forum content within its own website's primary domain while still being hosted and managed by Forums.net.
"SMBs typically have limited resources and need a cost-effective way to successfully engage and support customers, which is why we created Forums.net," said Patrick Clinger, president and CEO of ProBoards. "With Forums.net, they can establish their own Internet forum to fully and intimately collaborate with their customers -- something that our research has shown is lacking from other platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Our new platform provides a fully managed solution that's the easiest way to create a forum catered specifically to an SMB's needs without having to deal with managing servers and software. By taking all the stress and difficulty out of setting up and maintaining a direct line of customer communication, we allow businesses to focus on communication, not the toolset that facilitates it."
Forums.net plans start at $9.99 per month and come in several different options, including "Personal," "Startup" and "Small Business." Each plan offers variable levels of service that can be customized to fully meet a business' needs and expand as the business grows. Business level plans include a 100 percent uptime guarantee backed by a Service Level Agreement. Every Forums.net forum is white-label and can be fully customized to fit any existing website design, ensuring that visitors enjoy a seamless experience. Each forum also comes mobile-ready out of the box for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and includes full support for native Android and iOS apps through the popular Tapatalk family of applications. All forum data is run over SSL by default, ensuring that a business' data remains private. Data can also be exported from Forums.net at any time, guaranteeing a business has full ownership over its own data.
More information including full feature lists, FAQs, and a live demo can be found at www.forums.net.
Founded in 2000, ProBoards is the largest provider of free forum hosting on the Internet. With over 40 million monthly visitors, ProBoards is the preferred service provider for forum enthusiasts across the globe. At the core of this achievement is ProBoards' award-winning forum software, exceptional customer support, and dedication to continuous improvement. For more information on ProBoards, go to www.proboards.com.