Have you ever approached discussion forums from a marketing point of view? Did you know that making as few as 5 posts per day can make a huge difference in your Internet business?
I know in my case I was able to jump start my Internet business in the first couple of years concentrating primarily on forum marketing. There are a couple of keys to making this pay off.
1. You need to consistently add posts to various threads that appeal to you. All you need to do is join three to four discussion forums that relate to the theme of your business.
Start hanging out in these discussion forums getting a feel for the type of discussions that are going on. This can be a tremendous source of free training if you are new to Internet marketing.
However, eventually you will want to begin to participate in the discussions. Make every post you enter one that provides quality to the conversation.
Never make a post just because you are trying to increase your post count. If you make a quality post other forum members will respect that and it will enhance your credibility within the forum.
2. Write a well written signature file. Take a look at some of the other members to get ideas on how you can do that.
I know I personally wanted to just promote one or two specific website URLs. If you focus on doing that you can generate a lot of meaningful traffic to any website you want to promote.
Be precise with the words you write. Nobody wants to read a book in your signature file. I like to think of my signature file as a short classified ad similar to what I would use in my resource box when doing article marketing.
3. Do not underestimate the long term value of posting in discussion forums. Many of these threads are archived and can bring traffic to you long after you have made your post.
They can also be a tremendous source of search engine traffic. Many search engines will rank a thread for a targeted keyword phrase.
The more discussions you are participating in the more potential traffic you can get. This can be from forum members directly or from long term search engine traffic.
These are a few helpful tips on doing forum marketing. If you will just make five posts a day, and consistently work it that, it can have a huge impact on the success of your Internet business.
Any serious Internet marketer can afford to spend that much time every day doing this valuable form of Internet marketing.
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