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Thread: Minimum Budget - get traffic from forums

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    Smile Minimum Budget - get traffic from forums

    Forums are all over the internet on every subject that you can imagine.
    Enthusiasts gather together to chat and exchange information, and just to
    meet likeminded people. To take advantage of this, all you’re going to do is
    get involved in the conversations. It’s as simple as that.

    As a couple of side benefits, being involved in forums will help you to really learn a lot about your chosen niche. And YOU’LL probably make some new
    friends too – what could be better than that.

    When it comes to forums, here are the important rules you MUST
    follow:

    1. Write forum posts that really do add value to the conversation. The quickest way to get banned from a forum is to write irrelevant or “sales pitch” posts.
    2. Behave yourself. Avoid profanity or being argumentative or critical. Be a friend to the forum!
    3. DON’T get sucked in to spending all day posting to your favorite forums. They can get downright addicting, but you’ve got work to do elsewhere. Spend half an hour on a forum. Find a couple of the most popular threads. Leave a couple of comments, and come back in a
    day or two to add another.

    Where are you going to find forums in your chosen niche? Well, you can always run a Google search. I also recommend you visit big-boards.com. You will find a huge database of forums in all kinds of niches that you can tap into.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebTrafficSeller View Post
    When it comes to forums, here are the important rules you MUST
    follow:
    1. Write forum posts that really do add value to the conversation. The quickest way to get banned from a forum is to write irrelevant or “sales pitch” posts.
    A well thought out post is more likely to entice the readers to open your signature links.

    Don't forget that the posts are also crawled by the search engines and appear in the search results. So longer posts will more information will generate more traffic to your signature.

    Quote Originally Posted by WebTrafficSeller View Post
    2. Behave yourself. Avoid profanity or being argumentative or critical. Be a friend to the forum!
    Many people are doing business on the forums especially the webmaster forums. No one wants to do business with a loose canon.

    Quote Originally Posted by WebTrafficSeller View Post
    3. DON’T get sucked in to spending all day posting to your favorite forums. They can get downright addicting, but you’ve got work to do elsewhere. Spend half an hour on a forum. Find a couple of the most popular threads. Leave a couple of comments, and come back in a
    day or two to add another.
    This is true that you can waste a lot of time on the forums. But let's say that you are replacing watching TV with the time on the forum. This can be a more productive use of your time in that you may find clients or educate yourself through reading the forum posts.

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    Making reputation on forums you spend your time can change many things for your future business if you don't have one already. The more reputation, the more people will follow you.
    "Brand yourself" as you would do it with any product/service.

    ~Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike30 View Post
    Making reputation on forums you spend your time can change many things for your future business if you don't have one already. The more reputation, the more people will follow you.
    "Brand yourself" as you would do it with any product/service.

    ~Mike
    Agree very much, but dont choose any forum for this. Even if you find a lot of forums for your niche, not all of them will be important. Check out the most important forums about your niche. You can make your decision based on 3 parameters:
    • Number of members (usually the more the better)
    • How active is the forum? (Are people posting on the forum or just that their are a lot of members but no activity...)
    • Quality of discussion happening on the forum
    My tip: It is better to join only a few and build your presence there and consistency works.

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    Forums do send through a little but of traffic for me. I really only am active in a couple of big forums.
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    Forums can definitely rank and get traffic to our site but the opportunity we had right now may not be available in the future. Forum Admins will be more strict to protect their credibility and may avoid links in their forums due to thousands of unwanted links.

    In line with the question in this thread, you can hire many persons in just $80 for 200 forum postings. Try to post jobs in getafreelancer.com..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlam1989 View Post
    Forums can definitely rank and get traffic to our site but the opportunity we had right now may not be available in the future. Forum Admins will be more strict to protect their credibility and may avoid links in their forums due to thousands of unwanted links.

    In line with the question in this thread, you can hire many persons in just $80 for 200 forum postings. Try to post jobs in getafreelancer.com..
    I'm sure you can hire people for forum posting, but participating in forums is also fun and you get to learn a lot! And if you hire someone you miss that opportunity...

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    Hiring someone to post for you is like letting someone walk around town with your face on. Personally I dont recommend handing someone the ability to post things under your name. I have enough trouble being responsible for what *I* say without allowing someone else to potentially toss a land mine out there when I'm not watching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robjones View Post
    Hiring someone to post for you is like letting someone walk around town with your face on. Personally I dont recommend handing someone the ability to post things under your name. I have enough trouble being responsible for what *I* say without allowing someone else to potentially toss a land mine out there when I'm not watching.
    This applies to everything from article distribution services to blog commenting and forum posting. Imagine if someone writes an article that's not really that great and submits it to EZineArticles and it gets accepted - people are going to associate that with you and your site. If someone is commenting on blogs for you and manages to post nothing but spam or irrelevant statements, it looks bad for you and your site. The vicious cycle continues.

    Like I always say: If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.
    (Or at least have someone else do it and then require your approval first!)

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    Agreed. Delegation is a good thing handled correctly, but you really take a chance when you allow someone to use your name.

    A good reputation takes a long time to make, but it can be destroyed in a flash.

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