What can we do to promote our site? All ideas would be very welcome.
Andrew already suggested something in Go back to your constiuencies and prepare for public beta! Let's extend it and continue.
Post news about the site in your blog. Post again, if new things happen, like finishing of beta, getting the domain name, reaching a number of 1000 users and so on. I've seen:
Link to the site. If you own a web page, maintain a link list or a blog roll, you could add a link to our TeX site to show where you discuss and where you support LaTeX users.
Mention the site in forums dealing with LaTeX. But be tactful, there shouldn't be the impression that we entice away their users. It might be that users additionally join our site, with no harm to the other forum. Many maths, physics, chemistry or operating systems discussion boards have subforums dealing with LaTeX. There it wouldn't be a competition with the main board. At last, why shouldn't TeX interested users know about a new site.
- I posted a news message on the german LaTeX forum golatex.de. Not yet in other forums because of the thoughts written some lines above.
Kindly invite LaTeX users on related sites like for example here on SO.
Get other bloggers interested. Perhaps tell them the news in a comment on their blog.
Submit our site to Web catalogues. I would have submitted it already to the Open Directory project, but keep waiting for the final domain name. There are further catalogues.
Use social networks. Perhaps you're active on Facebook or Twitter or microblogging sites like identi.ca.
Spread the news locally. For instance there are monthly meetings of TeX friends in many cities, perhaps you already visit one of them. Tell your friends in TeX user groups. The students at your university might be happy to hear about a place that helps them solving LaTeX problems with their writings.
Link to our solutions. If you see a problem in an online discussion, it would help the questioner to find the solution here. Perhaps he would come back here helping other users or discussing more questions.
Think about events on our site. Perhaps there could be a contest in article writing, in finding a solution for an existing problem, in raising the best idea on a certain suject, or making the best design for a TeX mousepad with reference sheet or a cup or the like. :-)
Post interesting questions. That makes our site and its content more attractive.