me and my friend recently made a new minecraft server based on factions, we have everything set up and monetized but were having trouble expanding our playerbase and community. we made a discord server that is also not getting much attention. any ways to promote a new server?
The MCF Discord has a section that has basically become a server advertising area as well.
Interesting I will have to try that too. You also can try asking your existing players to bring their friends and/or etc. Remember though don't offer expensive rewards if any at all or else they may "game" the system.
This site is a good place to start, you could also try planetminecraft. I'm not sure if the minecraft subreddit allows server advertisments but even if they don't there's probably somewhere on reddit you could post.
Spread the address around and if people like it I'm sure they'll stick around.