Forums are labor intensive yet have proven to guarantee some great results in driving more traffic and bringing more user engagement to a blog or a website. Where search traffic brings more ads, a forum will bring you more comments and business. But if you don’t know what you are doing with the forum, you are likely to damage more than do good. I will be explaining everything on things to remember before promoting your blog via forum.
Things To Remember Before Promoting Your Blog Via Forum
Below are some of the things to remember before promoting your blog via forum :
- Shopping for a Forum
Not every forum is equally created. Some forums have more targeted affairs whereas others come with broad topics. Some of the forums come with a self-promotional feature and some of them are pro-business. The communist forums are the most popular ones as they get immediate attention.
Make a serious commitment to your forum if you want to use it for promotional purposes. Every forum has a personality of its own, and the more interesting the style and approach of your forum, the better benefits it would have for you.
- Use your profile
Select a non-offensive and appropriate user name that would be easy to remember and comes with minimal details. Never include your account links, only spammers think of doing that. Include a link of your website if that is the right spot for it. Search for the good forums and see how people have put up their details.
- Use Signature
If your forum gives you the leverage of a signature, than use an anchored link to your signature. Understand the policies of putting up a signature. Send the management a private message to be surer about it.
- Respond to comments
I don’t understand people who start a forum and expect it to run on its own. You have to be active on your forum. Respond to the topics you have started a discussion over. The conversation would only grow when the main person is around. Avoid always linking to your stuff, consider linking to other resources that would give your users a better experience. Post appropriate links on the blogs. And that is what would be the starting point of your success.
This is all on the things to remember before promoting your blog via forum.
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