Monday, June 1, 2009

Five Benefits of Forum Marketing

Internet forum marketing allows you to market your business through online discussion groups. First, join a forum and start adding posts to the discussions. You are not allowed to advertise or market directly through your posts as this is considered spamming.

After registering as a member of the forum, you can create your own signature file.

In this signature file you can hyperlink a keyword phrase back to your website, which can bring traffic to your site.

1. Always remember when you are posting you are helping out someone. It is a great feeling when you are of any help to the other person. If you believe in the law of when you give you always receive something, then online forum marketing is the place for you.

2. You get to learn a lot for free. Even if you don't feel the urge to post, you can read other people’s posts. Hang out in forums such as the Warrior Forum and you can learn a lot of things that can help you grow your business.

3. You’ll get free advertising from your signature profile. People read your posts and view your signature profile and will likely click on the link for your website. This type of traffic is very passive and a great source of sales.

4. Search engines would give you credit for a backlink when you hyperlink your keyword phrase back to your website. Your website can get top Google rankings because of the backlinks obtained from forum marketing. Try to regularly post on these forums several times a week. Try a Google search and you should get a large list of forums and discussion groups. Find the few which has any form of relevance with your business.

5. One other huge benefit is to acquire ideas for articles to write on your blog. This can be accomplished by going through the different kinds of questions people ask. A good question usually stimulates a lot of discussion, and such questions can be made into very good informative articles.

These are several good reasons to include internet forum marketing as part of your advertisement strategies. Be consistent and reap the benefits.

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