Forum marketing – the latest trend, or have you heard of it for years now? Well, it’s definitely not new. Forums have been around since the beginning of the internet in one form or another. They used to be called “bulletin boards” back in the old days, but never the less, used as a place to communicate between a group of people usually with a common goal in mind. This goal usually is some kind of club with an interest relating to computers, but not necessarily.
So what then is forum marketing? There are many kinds of forums, but if you want to market your website or a product your promoting, then it’s a great place to hang out. Forums are a place for very serious users of marketing, business, and internet hobbyists. Why do they hang out? Mostly to learn the latest techniques in what ever the forum is about, such as internet marketing or promotion. What works, what doesn’t, how to get traffic, how to build a better website, it’s all there and more. It’s a great place for “newbies” in any subject to get their questions answered.
There are other advantages to forums, such as the ability to find business contacts with whom you can learn from and even start a partnership if you wish. Also posting on forums is a great way to get your website a boost in page rank, since you can post a signature file that utilizes your web address in a text link. This text link can be tied to a keyword used to boost traffic to your site, which is one of the best ways to get more traffic. Another good thing about forums is the bonding and trust that is built up over time as users answer questions for each other. If you can answer tough questions consistently for your topic of discussion, you will eventually be seen as a guru which builds some really great “rep” for you in the business world.
So no matter what your business or hobby, if you have a website to promote then go out and find a forum that is based on that topic. Just go to Google and I’m sure you’ll find one, they exist for nearly every topic under the sun. Hang out for awhile, and if you like what you read then sign up and start posting! It will be sure to boost your marketing efforts, and who knows it maybe even be fun, right?