View Full Version : 9 Steps Towards Successful Forum Marketing

04-07-2011, 02:37 AM
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.

04-14-2011, 01:01 AM
:DThanks for the input everyone!:D

I Also Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND 3 Additional tips:

1) Create A Narrow Niche Website - The More Narrow The More You Come Off As An "EXPERT" Or Authority Figure

2) Add Your Website To Your Signature Link - A Great Way To Gain High Quality Traffic

3) Place An Autoresponder To Your Website - It Can Take 6-7 Interactions Before People Will Take Action Towards Your Products Or Services. Without A Way Of Reminding Your Viewer's Of Updates And Products, You Will Far Fail To Reach Your Potential Sales And Online Success!

I hope this helps you all! Have any other forum marketing tips to add?

04-18-2011, 07:49 AM
Great tip for beginners and for start up forum! Thanks for sharing

04-19-2011, 02:39 AM
Sounds good,
These are some valuable points for forum marketers. With the help of these points we can make forum marketing more effective.
Thanks for nice sharing.

jasmine bell
04-30-2011, 07:03 AM
Full of valuable tips, really a great stuff. thanks

04-30-2011, 12:30 PM
great tips for any beginner

05-22-2011, 11:50 PM
Nice tips! Thanks for your information! Seems useful to me! I do consider forum seriously!

Sabrina Gage
05-24-2011, 10:58 PM
Thank you for your tips. Forum marketing is a long way to go.

06-15-2011, 11:33 AM
Thanks for providing useful information.

07-06-2011, 03:46 AM
These are the tips, Which a beginner should keep it in mind before start Forum Posting. Forum Posting is very important task of SEO.

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06-27-2013, 06:27 AM
Thanks for sharing the wonderful post...

06-30-2013, 11:04 PM
The tips you share above are great. Through this tips, forum marketing will be more effective. Thanks.

06-30-2013, 11:57 PM
Asking questions in the thread titles and comment boxes can help a lot in building forum activity.

07-01-2013, 12:42 AM
Interesting post, Thanks for the informative post.