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Forum Traffic – How to Get Traffic From Forums

Posting To Discussion Groups

Forum Marketing is the fastest way to drive FREE traffic to your website. Discussion groups or forums are places where people can post questions, answers and comments on different topics related to that group’s interest.

Being active on Internet forums that are related to your niche is an excellent way to gain traffic.

To find relevant forums, just go to any search engine and enter “your keyword + forum.”  For example, if you are selling products related to home businesses, search for “home business + forum.”

Find the most focused forum with a substantial number of active members. Check the dates of the threads posted on the forum to see how active the forum is.

When you join active forums that focus on your niche and post useful and valuable posts, members will start noticing you and paying attention to what you have to say.

Forums are not a place for blatant ads! Spamming forums will result in lots of trouble.

One good way to promote your product or affiliate product is to look for posts with questions and provide useful advice. Then you can put your link and a simple headline promoting your program. This is an accepted form of advertising.

Forum Signatures

In most forums, you are allowed to have a link in the signature, which is under every post you make on the forums.

If you frequently contribute to a forum, you can add a  link in your signature. This can be  link to an affiliate program or to one of your own products you’re promoting. Make sure the link is relevant to the forum you are posting on.

If your signature is related to the forum topic and if they find your posts helpful and informative, people will click on your link and visit your blog.

Get to know the forum first, become active in it and become accepted as a member of the community before promoting anything — even in your signature.

Always keep any promotions low-key, honest, and unobtrusive.

You’ll get several benefits from forums

1. Build credibility.

2. Get links from high PR sites.

3. Get direct traffic from forums.

This is very targeted traffic and your credibility is built even before they land on your blog, so traffic from the forums is easier to turn into sales. You can sell your own products or recommend affiliate products as your readers are already convinced you’re an expert in your field.

Being active on the forums and providing good information is the key to getting successful in getting traffic from forums.

Look for the posts that gets 5,000 , 10,000 views and then write something similar and better. Not only will you get thousands of views you will also drive hundreds of people clicking on your signature file. Do this many times a day and you can easily hit your first 5,000 visitors within 30 days just from forum marketing.

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