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  • 1. How can we increase traffic through forum postings
  • 2. What Are Forums?
  • 3. Forums Forums are an online discussion site and is a form of Social Media Marketing. Most of the time when you hear about this form of marketing, sites such as Facebook or Digg come to mind. However, forums are another powerful tool for business owners.
  • 4. Forums are also good for exposing your business to the community and you can pick business up on the back of it. If you are an active poster and can build up a good reputation within your industry as an expert then this can also help you receive business.
  • 5. When you are just starting out with your Internet business, you want to keep expenses down to a minimum. Yet, you must still attract people to visit your website. Without traffic, you have no business. Fortunately, there are many free or low cost ways to attract visitors to your website. One of the best free and easy techniques to make money, build traffic, and increase sales is through the use of online Internet forums.
  • 6. Internet forums are websites that focus on the exchange of information. Some people are asking questions and others provide answers. And others just want to vent or discuss topics that are related to their niche. Most forums are targeted to one particular area. An advantage of using forums is the fact that almost all of the people on the site are interested in the same topic.
  • 7. Almost all forums allow you to participate for free, but in most cases, you must first register in order to participate. You can find forums related to your website by going to Google. Once there, go to Groups and enter your keyword information.
  • 8. An important matter related to forums is the fact that you must take the time to read their terms of service. Those who repeatedly violate the rules will quickly be banned and prohibited from using that forum in the future.
  • 9. Using Forums to Build Your Network Marketing Business
  • 10. Forum marketing has been one of those evolving entities that has changed with the times, but has at no time become unpopular or ineffective. It is still one of the most effective forms of free advertising available on the net today. If we can write, have an interest in a certain product or service, own a website we'd like to promote. Adding posting to forums to your daily routine will go a long way in making your website hum with new, targeted visitors.
  • 11. What Is Forum Marketing?
  • 12. An effective marketer let’’s the knowledge he/she possesses build credibility for any products that might be attached. What do I mean by attached? The signature or addendum is one of the most important parts of forum marketing. It’’s also quite easy to use. After joining, find the signature portion in your profile. Add a couple lines in the signature with a URL to your website, product or service. It’’s that simple.
  • 13. Adding Signature Most forums allow you to add a signature (sig) file to each posting that you make. Develop a signature file that promotes the website or product that you are promoting. Your sig file should read like a small two or three line classified ad. When you set up your account, check the box to indicate that your sig file should appear with each posting that you enter.
  • 14. Here is a sample of an effective signature line: “Who Else Wants Original Content Without Writing a Single Word. Discover the secret. Click here today: Your URL” That’s a signature. It goes on the bottom of every forum post and if you”re smart, you”ll attach it to your email as well.
  • 15. Benefits of Using Forums
  • 16. While the post and subject matter is important, the signature is a must, and it should be crafted to garner curiosity without being obnoxious. In other words, you don”t want to post a six word post and have a 50 word signature. With that warning, you can go about the business of posting informative comments and ask questions in the forum. Your signature will be automatically added to the end of every post, and you are now marketing. It’’s that easy.
  • 17. Using Forums Effectively
  • 18. Posting in forums can be some of the best things you can do if you know the basics of navigation and etiquette. Etiquette means that you have to approach a forum as if it’’s your community. You wouldn't spam your community or aggravate your neighbors. The same holds true in a forum. Here are five ways to effectively gain credibility and acceptance in any forum you join.
  • 19. First, introduce yourself. Say hello, talk a little about yourself and start reading other people’’s posts. Avoid writing a sales advertisement . You will just aggravate the masses. When reading others posts, if you read something interesting, comment on it and quote the part you are commenting on. There is nothing worst than 20 posts later, you throw up, “Wow, I really agree with that,” without a snippet of what you are talking about.
  • 20. Answer questions: If you are an expert on a particular topic, feel free to jump in and answer the question. Forums are designed to relay information in a community environment. Ask questions: People are really nice in forums and if you don”t obviously look like you are “Internet Marketing” they will answer any and all of your questions.
  • 21. Read and post in popular threads. Just because you are trying to find leads to build your network marketing business, doesn't mean that you have to post in the least trafficked subject on the forum. Many forums give you the count of how many views and/or posts a given thread has. Since it’s human nature to be more interested in posts that have a lot of action, that’s where you want to be. Don't pick out the post that has been up since last November and has had 3 views. Tumbleweeds are rolling through that topic. Move on before it kills your marketing efforts.
  • 22. Avoid trying to “game” the system. What does this mean? Some “savvy” network marketers will sign up on a forum with 10 different screen names all coming from the same IP address. When the forum moderator gets around to reading the logs, you will stand out like a sore thumb as posting from a number of different names.
  • 23. Make many posts in the forums that interest you. If you are into online advertising, don”t spend time trying to post in the organic fertilizer forum. You will not only be a fraud, but you won”t be able to stay interested long enough to be effective. You are looking for forums that interest you so that you stay there for a long time. Post often, read as much as you can. There is a fine line between marketing and wasting valuable time. Know the difference and you will be just fine.
  • 24. Since word of mouth advertising is an extremely good way to build up your business, do not be afraid to ask your friends on the forums to refer you to others. Doing so will make your business internationally known. Contacting other Internet Marketers on forums can also help you, as you may be able to get involved in some joint ventures.
  • 25. Using forums to make new friendships, make others see you as an expert, and link readers back to your website will all help you increase the traffic to your site.
  • 26. GOAL
  • 27. The goal is to increase browsers to your site so you want to include links to newsletters and articles on your site. As people visit the site for additional information you expand your mailing list and give yourself more website traffic. If you have any specials or discounts, if you have written a special article on your website or posted specific and new information, or if you are offering an online training session, advertise it by posting a link on the forum. Others will be interested in taking a look at what you have to offer.
  • 28. Here are some key points to consider in forum postings. Remember that your main goal is to promote your website--->
  • 29. 1. Look for message boards that generate a lot of traffic. The more traffic on the board the better your chances of getting more traffic to your site and making good connections with others. Avoid forums that contain spam.
  • 30. 2. Use your real name and if possible post a picture of your self. If you have a logo of your site, better post it also. It is one way o letting people know you and the website that you are promoting.
  • 31. 3. Success in getting your post read is your main concern. You won’t waste time for your forum postings just to be ignored by the readers. Make sure your subject is catchy and you are at the right topic.
  • 32. 4. Proper choice of keywords is also important. So make sure you use good keywords in your message boards.
  • 33. 5. Signature files that links to your site are also vital. Use them every time you post. The signature must explain briefly your products. This will also count as sites that link to your website and thereby increase you popularity and rankings. So make them unique and creative.
  • 34. 6. Make sure you are contributing something worthy when you participate in these message boards. Once you start to become a valuable contributor others build a trust in you and will feel safe making purchases from your site.
  • 35. 7. Forum etiquette. Make sure you observe proper rules in forum postings. Avoid violent reactions, and comments. That won’t help you. Attacking others or attacking in defense will drive business away from your site faster than you can blink an eye. Always READ your posts before hitting the submit button.
  • 36. 8. Lastly, always, always ALWAYS obey the guidelines if they exist, and use common sense if they don’t. Respectful use of other people’s forums to draw traffic is often welcomed as long as you are a useful, positive contributor to the community.
  • 37. Make sure you look into posting of forums to get a boost in visitors to your site. This is a very easy way to get free traffic on your web site.
  • 38. QUES?? --Ashutosh Sachan