You can always use forum marketing; it is like article marketing that way. If you need to quickly raise your site’s traffic levels and don’t have a lot of money to spend on professional services, forum marketing is always worthy of your time and effort. In the following article we shall be looking into three simple forum marketing tips to help you get started.
Forum marketing can help you build a good reputation for yourself in a nice and honest way. Obviously you shouldn’t ever do any direct advertising on your forum because that is often seen as spamming. Many new Internet marketers put their affiliate links into the bodies of their posts because they think that doing so is going to get them rewarded and noticed by their fellow forum members. Unfortunately this tactic usually results in little more than failure because as soon as someone reports you to a moderator you will most likely get banned. Affiliate marketing and forum marketing don’t mix well so you shouldn’t ever attempt to make it work.
You won’t get anything out of forum marketing if you do not contribute something of value. This is another way of saying that replying to posts and answering questions is not the only part of forum participation, there is a lot more than that.
For example, if your targeted niche is “Internet marketing” and you’re focusing on providing value on IM forums, you can be different from the others and actually give away free reports, share your marketing results, provide case studies, etc. There aren’t a whole lot of forum members who will do this sort of thing and that means that your competition levels will be low. This isn’t the level of work that most are ready to do so you’ll have plenty of space to spread out.
You can get a decent idea of what to do when you really understand how much forums are in terms of socializing. A good guideline is to just treat people nicely and with respect, and then just get a feel for how people are at any forum you are at. Avoid getting into arguments with people because they never turn out well. Never sound negative even when you have a valid point. It is all about perception, and that is true no matter where you go or what you do. Remember to show people rather than tell them about you, and that will be more powerful than anything else. We have seen highly successful results from forum marketing as have a lot of others. If you are a total rank beginner, that is all right because you just have to get your feet wet and get started.