Forums can be a great tool for promoting your website’s link to a niche group of interested people.
However, most people do not do it right.
With a focus on promoting links, most webmasters simply spam forums and never contribute anything useful or worthwhile. Not only will this not get anyone to click, you will likely end up getting banned from the forum and your links will be removed.
Quality vs. Quantity
Whenever you are logging into a forum, remind yourself of the magic mantra:
- Give more; take less.
Remember to contribute more in value than you are getting from placing a link there. This builds a great deal of trust with the members of the forum, making them more likely to check out your site.
It may seem counterintuitive, but the member who appears the most selfless is the one who will get the most benefit. This is because you are giving a lot of value to other members, and you are giving a signal to the moderators of the forum that you are not there to spam.
Because of that, an occasional link to your website inside of a relevant discussion will not only be condoned, but you will also be thanked for providing such “valuable” information.
PM With Influentials
Seek out those members who appear to be influencers in your niche. These are the members who can help you make a leap to the next level.
Make it a point to contribute to all discussions that they contribute to, PM them with your point of view and questions, and get to know the individual on a personal level.
After a few value-filled messages, you can request for a backlink or a review of your website. They’ll likely accept and be happy to help.
One of the most popular ways of inserting a link is within a forum signature.
Everyone knows that this can bring in traffic, but why aren’t a lot of people clicking? It is because we have not provoked them enough to get curious and check us out.
The best way to fix this is through flame baiting.
Here’s the technique: Every niche has its own controversial topics that can invoke heated discussions and passionate debaters. Periodically start a topic on one of these controversial topics and let the flame grow.
So many people debating back and forth will get curious onlookers to click on your link and check out your site.
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These are just a few ways to promote your website via forums. But these simple techniques are sure to get you valuable visitors.
Do you have any tips to share on promoting via forums? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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