Use Online Forums To Generate Website Traffic

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Many online marketers and even some real world (offline) business types already appreciate that using online forums is a super way of increasing website traffic , traffic that's guaranteed to be already targeted to whatever niche your site, product or business relates to. So how can you best use this knowledge to start driving more traffic and sales to your products and sites?

Individuals can differ wildly in terms of what they're interested in but most folks do enjoy interacting with other like minded people and this is precisely what occurs on online forums all the time. Forums can provide you with a ready made targeted audience/market in whatever interest area you choose, a market to which you can immediately advertise your products and services which will be directly related to the subject material of the forum in question and therefore directly related to the interests of the forum users in question. Most importantly this that this can all be done for free!

Whilst there may be no financial expenses required you will have to spend a little time and effort to really benefit from this strategy. Once you act on this however and begin to put the time required in you will begin to benefit in a couple of very important ways whilst continually increasing your website traffic as you go.

What you should do and how you should do it!

Your first course of action should be to find and join forums relating to the products or niches you're targetting. If you find  many different forums relating to your area of interest you should spend a little time to assess the quality of each,the quantity of posts and how regularly they're responded to etc. Everything else being equal, the more active the forum, the more people you'll be able to connect with and ultimately the more cost effective your time will be. If time constraints are not an issue for you at the moment you can always join numerous different forums and stick with the ones that prove to be better source of traffic for your sites and products.

The most important thing now is to show a little patience, you can't expect to benefit before you've put some time and effort in. Initially your focus should be to become a net contributor. Join in the discussions, answer questions were ever possible, post relevent and genuinely helpful advice, suggestions and tips and generally try to make yourself useful and valued. Avoid trying to view each post you make as your shot to make a sale or a lead. Trying to sell yourself or your wares within the body of the posts you make is generally not tolerated and will usually see your posts deleted or modified and can easily lead to you losing your posting privileges, if not being banned from the forum in question altogether. This should be avoided at all costs. For the purpose of clarity; do not place links or sales copy within the posts you make.

How does this work and how will i benefit?

First of all, you will absolutely generate website traffic that you are currently missing out on, directly to your sites and products. Whilst putting links within the body of a post is usually not allowed, you are generally permitted a link within the signature line which will be below each of your posts. Some folks will just click through out of sheer curiosity. What's most important however is that those you interact with, help or even just respond to will be significantly more likely to click through your links and also much more likely to purchase from you or sign up to your list etc. If they've come to trust and respect your contributions, they may also direct others to do so. After a period of time this can become a very powerful way of driving both targeted and more importantly trusting customers to your sites and products. The fact that you haven't tried to sell can be a real advantage here, as people generally don't like to perceive they're being sold to.


Whilst perhaps not as immediately obvious, you will gain in other ways. Through using and regularly contributing on forums you will learn what those in your chosen markets are looking for or what problems they have. Then you will be able to use that information to more successfully appeal and market to them in the future. In short, you'll learn what they (your potential customers) are looking for and you'll then know how to best pitch it to them. Keep posting and reading and you will discover forums an invaluable source of free and very useable information on top of being a great way to continually increase targeted website traffic to your products,sites and services as you go.

In the beginning it takes a bit of time to get things going but a little perseverence and consistency you will quickly see yourself gaining significant levels of new and highly targeted traffic, heading straight in the direction of your sites and products, which is just what you want.

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