Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Why Forums Are a Great Marketing Platform

There are thousands of forums on the internet. Do you know that forums are the best place for marketing. Imagine thousands of people hanging out in the forums everyday and they are simply waiting for you to feed them with information.

No, I am just kidding, they are not waiting for anyone. They just love to hang out in forums but then again, why would you want to let go such a great opportunity to promote your product to thousands of people?

Some of the best forums include Digital Point and Warrior Forum. Of course, you can search for forums in your niche. You can also search for forums out of your niche for more exposure but always start within your niche.

The best way to start is by promoting through your signature. Most forums allowed signatures after your sign up while other will have to reach a certain number of posts before you are allowed to have signature to prevent abuse.

So, once you have reached the requirement, you can put up your own signature with a link to your landing page, blog, website or affiliate links although it is advisable not to put in affiliate links. It is best to include landing page link in your signature to promote your product.
Of course putting up signature is not enough. You need to participate in the forum so that people can see your signature. One rule of posting is no spamming. Therefore you should only reply to threads that interest you.

By using Google Analytics to assess your urls, you will be able to track the referring sites to your pages. This way you will be able to judge which forums bring in more traffic so you can focus your marketing on those forums that bring in the most visits and sales.
This is why forum marketing is never dead. In fact, you can always use this way to promote any products you have created.

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