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How to make your FiveM server popular

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Hey, in this post we will give you some tips to populize your FiveM server – and get more players. It is mandatory to grow a playerbase, and it can be hard and frustrating to start. There are different ways to advertise and gain popularity. We will show you the best ways and make sure to teach them to you!

There are many popular FiveM servers – and a lot of bad ones. Because there is a big amount of non-quality RP servers, that’s why it has to be said that it won’t be easy to grow your server fast. But here are the best, most efficient ways to give it a try:

Notice: This blog article is from 2021. We have written a new one in October 2023 on this topic. Read it here

Join Facebook groups and create postings

Create a post on Facebook about your server. Showcase the best features of your server, such as special vehicles, job opportunities, or the MLOs your server has tp offer. Compile a collection of pictures, or even better, create a video with captivating music.

Videos tend to attract more clicks and engagement than pictures, and publishing it on Facebook will garner a great deal of positive attention for your server. Join groups centered around topics like FiveM, GTA 5, and roleplay to further expand your reach.

To do: video of your server (with music or voice over) show images of your server
Avoid: badly photoshopped images content spam on posts and groups

Template for Posting to Facebook

  [Your FiveM Server Name] - Join the Ultimate GTA V Roleplay Experience!  

Hey everyone,

Looking for an immersive and exciting GTA V roleplay server? Look no further! We're excited to introduce you to [Your FiveM Server Name], where you can dive into a world of endless possibilities and thrilling adventures.

  Why Choose [Your FiveM Server Name]?  

  Custom Features: We've tailored our server to offer unique and exciting features, including custom vehicles, jobs, and MLOs to make your gameplay truly exceptional.

 ‍♂️ Dedicated Roleplay: Immerse yourself in a vibrant roleplay community, where you can become a cop, criminal, or a hardworking citizen. The choice is yours, and the opportunities are endless.

  Realistic Environment: Our server offers a realistic and meticulously designed world, providing you with an authentic GTA V experience like never before.

  Media Showcase: Check out our stunning server images and gameplay videos to get a sneak peek into the action! [Insert link to your media showcase]

  Join Us Today!

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey in the world of [Your FiveM Server Name]? Join us now and become part of a thriving community of roleplayers, gamers, and adventure seekers.

  Server IP: [Your Server IP]

  Discord: [Your Discord Server Link]

  Website: [Your Website URL]

Explore, create, and thrive in [Your FiveM Server Name]. We can't wait to see you in-game!

#GTA5 #FiveM #Roleplay #GamingCommunity #GTA5Roleplay #JoinUs

Optimize your Server’s Social Media Profile

If you want to grow a community on Instagram or other social media channels, there are some key strategies you should implement.

  1. Create compelling content that showcases the unique features and experiences offered by your FiveM server. Consider creating a video with cool music or a collection of high-quality images.
  2. Join relevant Facebook groups and share your content to attract attention to your server.
  3. Regularly update your server with new content AND POST IT.
  4. Post stuff. Stay relevant. POST!!!

Apologies for the use of capslock, but it’s crucial to remain up-to-date and consistently share content on a REGULARY DAILY BASIS.

Build a website or a forum (important)

To run a successful FiveM server, you need a Discord server and a dedicated website or forum. Having these helps make your server more visible and accessible to potential players. A website allows you to showcase your server’s unique offerings and attract players. It can also provide a space for players to connect with each other and the administration. Include interactive features like forums and news sections to enhance the player experience and foster a sense of community.

We wrote a very detailed article about how to create a website/forum for your server here:

The FiveM Server List

Ensure that your server is findable and visible on the FiveM server list. People will find your server better and better and your population and player base will grow exponentially. To do so, check your server.cfg file if you disabled the server listing. Your server isn’t visible? Port 30110 has to be forwarded too, so make sure it is.

If your server gets listed on top (with a good count of players), you’re attracting people to join your server.

Tell your friends about your project

Spread the word about your server to your friends and seek out streamers to connect with. This will accelerate the growth of your server significantly. Building relationships and fostering communication are crucial for the success of your server. Share your server link with your friends and in relevant discord communities.

External server lists

Submitting your FiveM server to server lists is a simple and effective way to increase visibility and attract new players. By listing your server on popular server directories, you can reach a wider audience and potentially gain a larger player base.

Server lists are a popular resource for players looking for new servers to join, and being listed on these directories can help bring attention to your server. This is especially helpful for roleplay projects, as players may be specifically searching for servers with a specific type of gameplay experience.

Make your server special

Here are a few tips for making your server stand out from others:

  1. Offer unique mods: Consider offering unique gameplay experiences that set your server apart from others. This could include custom FiveM scripts, unique roleplay mods, or unique events and activities or great MLO maps.
  2. Have a professional and visually appealing website: A well-designed website can help attract players to your server. Make sure your website is professional, fast in terms of loading speed, visually appealing, and easy to navigate.
  3. Foster a positive and welcoming community: Players are more likely to join and stay on a server that has a positive and welcoming community. Make sure to establish clear rules and enforce them consistently to create a positive environment.
  4. Regularly update the server with new content: Players are more likely to stay engaged with a server that is regularly updated with new content. Consider introducing new scripts, events, or other features to keep players coming back.

Our Special tip: Promotion Service

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Also read our new post “5 Great Ways to Advertise your Server”

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So… Is there a ‘best way to promote your server’?

To be honest: No, there is not. There are many different strategies and approaches that can be effective in attracting and retaining players. It is important to find the methods that work best for your server and to be patient, as it may take time for your server to grow and establish a player base.

To make your server successful, focus on delivering a great experience for players. Proper management, unique gameplay, and a positive community all contribute to keeping players engaged and supporting your server.

Check out our latest article on server growth.

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