10 Steps Towards Successful Forum Marketing

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  1. Vfdehfv

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    1) Find The Right Forums

    Find forums with a similar niche. Every time you post or create new threads you will expose your backlinks to people of the same interest. Not only is this good to directly promote your product or service, you will gain relevant backlinks. Relevant backlinks are important for SEO! Besides SEO, driving traffic from relevant niche forums means highly targeted traffic.

    2) Think “Long Term”

    Creating an effective forum presence takes time. Although you may have the ability to gain tons and tons of high quality traffic, it may take some time. Join conversations and help others to create a valid contribution! The more value you put into each and every post, the more you will build authority and trust. When first starting out forum marketing, make sure you build credibility for yourself, for others, and forum administrators. The last thing you want to do is get banned.

    3) Forum Rules And Guidelines

    It is important to be familiar with forum rules and guidelines. Each forum is different and may have different policies when it comes to forum marketing. Take the following for example:

    a) are affiliate products allowed in signature links?
    b) can I have a signature link to another forum?
    c) can I promote my own business in my signature links?
    d) are new users restricted from certain capabilities; signatures, profile pics, etc.


    4) Username And Avatar

    Choose a professional username. This will tell people that how serious you are about your business. Make sure you upload an avatar so you can start to build credibility and authority over others. These two aspects of forum marketing is essential to create a successful presence.

    5) Introduce Yourself

    It is best to introduce yourself at a new forum. In my experience, many regular users or administrators strongly urge this act.

    6) Don’t Be Hasty

    Make sure you create a good first impression at all costs. Newbie forum members can be easily resented by other “older” members if disobeying rules.

    7) Valuable Contribution

    Think of every post you make on a forum, whether a comment or thread, a way of building your authority, recognition, and expertise. This one aspect of forum marketing is very important and will determine your success in the long run!

    8) Market Your Website

    Add your website in your signature link. I recommend you create a narrow niche website for many reasons. It is very easy to build authority when you have a whole website dedicated to one narrow niche. Your signature link will appear with each forum post you make, which is great for not only direct traffic but SEO.

    9) Avoid Negativity

    Do not run into any negative arguments or thoughts. If you want to run a professional forum marketing business you have to be profressional yourself. Create a positive atmosphere at all times and you will quickly gain credibility and respect.

    10) Track Marketing Efforts

    Create a progress chart/traffic chart for how many visitors are gained from each forum. This will give an estimate of progress and the potential high quality traffic that forum can bring each month to your website! Some form of progress will provide information on whether a successful forum marketing campaign is being build or not.
     
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  2. GamingOn

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    These are some helpful tips. Will keep up with these tips next time I start a forum. ^_^
     
  3. jennaentrust

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    I would suggest people to remember:

    1. Consistency is the most important
    2. Followup with questions from customers- this could lead to future business and referrals
    3. If one forum site does not seem to be successful don't give up- keep trying!
     
  4. touroperator

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    A million of thanks for sharing helpful tips. this is true that if your do not follow the rule of forum then you can get more benefit thats why i also support this type of knowledge.
     
  5. firstchoicecar

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    These tips are really useful,Many thanks for freely sharing your ideas . You have quite a lot of creative energy and talented expertise, AND no one can ever take that away from you!
     
  6. Shahrier

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    Nice write, and very useful.

    It's also helpful for me ;)
     
  7. ThirdSEO

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    I had a good laugh when I read this and then saw that your username was Vfdehfv :p
     
  8. Ken Peterson

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    Informative post. It is really helpful to become best forum member.
     
  9. mbitsol

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    nicely written very informative.
     

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