If you are new to Internet marketing you’ve undoubtedly wondered what the best ways of getting traffic are in these post apocalyptic days days of the Panda, the penguin and god knows what other mammal Google has hit us with.
Let’s face it the dream is getting free organic traffic and that’s getting harder and harder to do with each Google update and going down the paid route just isn’t an option for many people.
So what can we do to get free traffic? Well one thing that still works is forum marketing and in my opinion this method of marketing will be around for a long time.
I remember what it was like when I was new to selling online and it was more through fluke than anything else that I started to make sales and that was when things were easy! However those first sales and also freelancing jobs and long standing partnerships came as a result of forum marketing.
Blog commenting no longer has the power that it once had and it was only today I was reading that the days of guest posting are numbered as Google gets more and more tyrannical.
Forum marketing is not complex, essentially you will be responding to threads on a forum in your niche that gets consistently high targeted traffic.
Now we’re not talking about spamming here, were talking about providing value and building relationships with other forum members. If you do this correctly you will earn the trust of people within the forum and a also have the opportunity to establish yourself as an expert.
If you are doing forum marketing correctly then you don’t have to be reliant on Google for traffic. By helping people out with their questions you can forget about trying to get your site to rank high in the Serps , because you will get traffic from forums in your niche.
Forum marketing works well as long as you provide helpful answers to questions and and concentrate on adding value. Once you have established trust people will start clicking through to your site from the signature link below your post.
With forums your content can get exposed to hundreds of people browsing that forum. There is no better way to get traffic in my opinion and the beauty is it will not cost you a dime.
It’s a long process and you will not make sales overnight as you need to have a good reputation before people start trusting you. This is generally reflected by the amount of “likes” or thanks you have received, but once you have established yourself a couple of posts a day should be enough to bring in some sales.
Just be smart about how you tackle it, forums can be great for building relationships and your brand, but if you are just posting with the intention of getting people to click your signature link you will be onto a loser.
There are loads of forums on the internet and there’s sure to be one in your niche. Just try searching Google with your “keyword” followed by “forum” and you are sure to find a large selection to choose from.
If you are not using this traffic generation method then you really are missing out, so do yourself a favour and get into Forum Marketing today.
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