How to Use Online Forums To Get Traffic?
One of the best ways to get targeted traffic to your site is by participating in online forums. The point to keep in mind is that it will not yield instant results as you need some time to get established and build your reputation in these forums in order to get steady traffic inflow to your blog. These forums also help in link building as most of them have a good authority on Google. You can use a link to your website in your signature, this will serve two purposes, increase back links to your website and let others know where to contact you.
There are hundreds of forums dedicated to every niche in the blogging world. You need to Google with the keyword your niche+ forum to get the list of forums where you can become a member and participate actively in order to interact with fellow members in the forum. You do not need to register with every single one of these forums, find ones which have a large number of active members and discussions.
Instead of using your own name in your signature, you can use some keywords which are relevant to your website in order to improve your site’s visibility in search engine rankings and make it easy for others to remember your blog. Also, make sure that you fill out your profile completely in order to let others find more about you when they visit your profile. Include keywords and link to your website in your profile. provide your contact details such as your email and IMs so that others can contact you easily when required.
Once you have joined a forum do not jump right away and start participating, take some time to understand the kind of discussions which are going on. Make yourself familiar with some of the members which participate actively in the forum. Also, take some time to read the rules and regulations for posting in the forum in order to avoid being banned from the forum temporarily or permanently.
Once you have figured your way it is time to start participating in the forum. Important point to be keep in mind while posting in these forums is to make sure that you do not offend others either directly or indirectly. The best and the only way a website or business can flourish is by getting lots of traffic. One cannot rely only on a single service to get traffic, the more diversified the better it is for your blog. Forums can be a great source of traffic to your blog but nothing matches the traffic a blog receives from search engines.