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    NEVER underestimate the potential and benefits of Forums!(Wow Amazing!)

    Hello,
    I just thought I should share this with you:
    NEVER underestimate the traffic potential and benefits of Forums!

    There are many ways to generate traffic from forums one of the most common ways as I'm sure everyone knows is the use of signatures.

    However I'm sure many people wonder how much good can that really do? Sure it's good for backlinks but what about traffic?

    I personally also first doubted the potential traffic I could generate from my signatures however I've definitely changed my mind due to some recent events.

    Just in one day I've received about 35 unique visitors and 64 hits in day just from forums alone! If I've added statcoutner and google analytic earlier I'm sure I would have seen big traffic amounts.

    I know this isn't much for some of you but I mean being able to get 64 hits a day from forums with just a little time isn't bad. I've only spent about an hour on the forums while actually engaging in good conversions and having a great time!

    So it's a two for one!

    I'm definitely going to see how the traffic continues to flow. I am actually getting good conversions from these traffic as well!

    I think the key as you probably already know but need a friendly reminder is to post QUALITY posts. Engaging in conversions that are around your niche will help a lot. Don't go around link spamming your signature as many do.

    I personally think doing that actually has a negative effect instead sure you get some backlinks and possibly a trickle of traffic but what about your trust and reputation?

    I guess the moral of the story is to make use of this resource right before you but do it properly and don't degrade this to many other methods out there that was once quality.

    I know this isn't anything new but just thought I should share my results and honestly this post gets me more attention to my signature as well right? No harm trying

    I also have to say that now my site ranks on the first page for anything related to Viral FBML and all the backlinks I had were from forums!

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    True, you should place something related to the forum in your signature too though and that's the biggest problem for me. I really love webmaster forums, but simply don't have websites/products/services related to it. That's where selling signatures comes in handy
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    Quote Originally Posted by humbledmarket
    I think the key as you probably already know but need a friendly reminder is to post QUALITY posts. Engaging in conversions that are around your niche will help a lot. Don't go around link spamming your signature as many do.
    One thing to be careful of is copying and pasting the same post into multiple forums... as most forums tend to consider that a form of link spam. That and starting many many threads simultaneously on the same topic.

    Adhering to those little pieces of forum etiquette help ensure less reported posts and thereby a longer stay in the forum. Doesnt matter how many backlinks you have out there if they go away with your login.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

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    I love the forums... Yes, there's the benefit of getting backlinks and traffic. BUT, you also get to have interesting conversations, and, for the most part, you miss out on the "Get Rich Quick gurus". As long as you actually participate (not just plug yourself and copy/paste posts), it's a win-win.
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    I see a lot of site owners trying to promote unrelated niche sites on the webmaster forums. When you consider the time and effort that it takes, is it worth it? What I mean is does it make sense to promote a plumbing related site on a webmaster forum? It makes more sense to concentrate on the plumber forums and engage in the discussions to drive the traffic. Another point to ponder is the steady decline in the price of renting a signature link.

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    i never bothered with having a signature before but now her i go! thanks for this

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    I do agree that forums are one of the best places to share our knowledge and interact with other people. It will also benefit us in other areas such as gaining traffic and increasing the reputation of our business.

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