3 Reasons Why You Should Join A New Forum

by Venkat · 33 comments

This is a guest post by Venkat from BlognSEO.com.

Forum posting has become one of the most popular and commonly used tactic to drive traffic and to get easy backlinks to your blog/site .

Many a times you start posting in forums which are already established with good user count and good amount of posts. So you are not noticed in the forum until and unless you post huge number of posts daily or you stick with one category and talk like an expert. Even then, all you can expect is a few tens of clicks to your blogs which are listed in your signature.

As a new member, you are always underrated and people tend to respect the already registered members .

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Now the basic idea is “you become the senior member ” of a forum.

Now here are three reasons that tells why you should join new forums:

1. Because They Are Unexploited

New forums Don’t have high number of members so when you register, you are noticed unlike the already established forums. The other major plus is that the outbound link number is low, so the value of the link also increases. You get the opportunity to exploit the forum for backlinks and traffic as users come by.

2. Respect

Active and regularly posting members are not only respected by the members but also the administrators. Make your way through the post count and try and increase the post count so that when the new members hit the forum, you are already established and you are ready to be showered with some respect. Its basic human nature that people tend to click on the URLs of people with high post count. You better aim at that.

3. Moderation

Once you are established as a good member, admins are more than ready to give you the job of moderators and when you become a moderator, people tend to show 2 times the respect compared to a regular member. When the forum gets established and when they start making money, you can even expect a part of the revenue as a moderator and the admin wouldn’t dare to loose a member like you.

The above reasons were the Advantages of new forums and here’s a list of tips on doing it rightly.

5 Tips For Forum Posting On New Forums:

1. Talk Like A Expert : Talk like a expert , people respect members who can give appropriate answers to their questions and help them with their questions .

2. Do Some Research : Even if you dont know that answer to some question or concept, do some research and learn about the concept and then post it . It would not only increase your knowledge but also would bring some respect .

3. Maintain Professionality : Post only on what you know and what you can do to help people. Maintain professionality around the forum be it in your posts , actions or even avatars.

4. Dont Try To Increase Your Post Count :  When you are dedicated to a  forum or a subject, the post count increases without your notice. Just concentrate on the niche and the post count will be increasing on its own. Trying to increase your post count or setting it as your primary goal would destroy your professionality and thus the respect owned.

5. Formatting : Posting in a particular format attracts users and they tend to remember you by watching the format of your post. The most widely used formats include colors, text size and “regards” .

Well thats the end of the guide to better posting and do not hesitate to join new forums !


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Dennis Edell May 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Hey Venkat, excellent article for your first guest spot.

I feel it prudent though to point out a big downside, more likely then not to happen nowadays.

You spend 6-8 months building all you mentioned above; then suddenly come to realize the forum is a bust, going nowhere.

That’s a lot of time and energy wasted. New forums are really risky to be spending so much effort on, especially now; they’re not as popular as they once were.

I know from personal experience, you spend the same mount of time on an established forum, and most likely you WILL gain the same benefits.
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venkat May 29, 2010 at 11:03 am

Well you got to choose the forums you join , you cant just blindly stop on a forum and post hundreds each day . You have note a few things when you join a forum

► the Webmaster , webmasters owning a blog tend to run their forums for longer ( because they know what it takes to get members ).
► posts of the admin : regular posting admins show that they love their forum and they want people to join in the discussion.and more are the chances of you getting noticed.

many other things like the theme,the quality of posts and the knowledge spread out can be taken into account before you join and dedicate crucial hours into a forum.
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Andy May 28, 2010 at 9:05 pm

Great advice. Only issue is that the next new forum I find will be full of people following this advice!

venkat May 29, 2010 at 11:04 am

yes for sure , thanks for commenting
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Colleen May 29, 2010 at 12:24 am

I think #3 is huge. Through forum moderation doors will open and relationships developed that may otherwise might not have happened.
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venkat May 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm

indeed. Thanks for commenting
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Asim June 1, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Well, its really very important post and one can get a very good and effective idea about the usage of the forum posting, not only you can generate more and more traffic through the effective utilization of the forums but you can also get some very good and relevant back links too from some reputable sites…
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venkat June 5, 2010 at 6:05 am

Indeed . Thanks for commenting.
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Sharon June 12, 2010 at 3:52 am

Hey Venkat, well written article 🙂 (Im about to check our your blog too!). I think forum posting is a method a lot of people neglect. I know I certainly do. If I’m going after links I usually head straight to article directories and blogs…youve made some good points here and I’m now planning on doing some forum linking as well.

kelly September 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm

I agree with this completely. I think if you’re going to try and get your site out there joining a forum is a good way to do it because you will find people who are already used to using the internet a lot and have taken the step to pursue their interest, which is ideal if you find a forum matching your own business.

George May 26, 2011 at 9:53 pm

No doubt search engines perfectly gives us thousands of accurate answers and I use it almost all the time but I like trying my search in the forums as well. In forums the members I feel are more experienced and I get the chance of interacting with the members and clear my doubts

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