Going The Right Way For The Benefits Of Forum Posting

by Sneha Rastogi · 31 comments

This is a guest post by Sneha Rastogi who works at LinkBuildingWorks that offers link building services to webmasters. She is sharing this post today to guide us the right way that should be used by people when they participate in forums to build backlinks.

What do you think about forum posting?  I mean how much do you think it has benefited you in getting backlinks?  Are you one of those who feel that forum is a place just to drop links and then leave? Wait then!!

I think someone has misled you and you need help!! Forums, more than for any other cause, are for sharing knowledge and share ideas about topics we all are willing to discuss.

This does not necessarily mean that forum links are of no use. I am suggesting you the right way to go about forum participation, so that you do not earn a bad reputation. Believe me, it generally happens, when people just drop links to their website and leave. To achieve success you always need to walk the right path. Avoid participating in actions which are referred to as spamdexing. 

Forum link posting can be arduous. But, it possesses value in terms of branding and the number of targeted visitors. Let us learn some ways of this process so that you play a safe part and win a fair game.

Signature Based Link Building

It is one popular way to proceed, and, posting forum signatures is a pretty clear-cut process. When you are using forum signatures, you are in a way building brand image. These signature links are the images, links, or text provided at the end of every post that you make on a forum.

Find forums that allow links in this section, especially those in which you can choose the anchor text. But you have to be very careful in this process, as; it becomes crucial to follow all rules on the forum regarding links in your signature. For example; you should be careful as to how many characters and links can be added, what is acceptable, and what is considered as spam. Also make sure that the forum is directly pertinent to your website. If done, keeping in mind all considerations, signature based link building can be very fruitful.

Sponsoring Contests

This can be another way to earn extra links through forums. There are many forums that put forward interesting contests like; photo contests, poetry contests, etc on daily basis. Give out prizes to the winners and get a link in return.

Few Guidelines:

Stick To Relevant Topics — Do not go for any forum that catches your eyes, just because you need links. I would advise you to stick with what you know or what will benefit you. If you are looking for a forum related to SEO, participating in a forum which talks about money making is considerably of less importance. Relevant information will bring you relevant links.

Interact On The Same Ground — While you are in a conversation, start off slowly, as, the group should not feel that you are trying to sell something from the start! It’s important to be participative and contributive.

Your Bulletin Counts — To pass on your voice you can start your own posting area rather than contributing to other places. By doing this, you can earn long term value. VBulletin is relatively inexpensive software and has proven itself as a winner.

Let’s talk about two significant advantages of forum links:

  • Outbound Links Are Limited – All links to your website, which you have earned through forum link building, are placed on pages with 5-15 outbound links.  So, you can relax, as, you are not “lost in the crowd.” What happens is that, if you are placing links on pages with a high saturation of other outbound links, users will overlook your link. But you have chosen the right option for yourself – forum posting. With only 5-15 outbound links, there is no chance of this harsh consequence. So, you get a better visibility for your links.
  • High Ranking Forums – Forums usually enjoy high ranking, and forum links are quite valuable in search engine point of view as forums are continuously updated with fresh relevant contents.

Summing Up, As To Why You Should Use Forums

Forum posting helps your website attract a fair amount of classified traffic, get quality back links and most importantly you build a brand image through your valuable contributions to the forum. Forum participation can be effective if we do that in the proper sense.

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R.Baylon March 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Forum posting helps a lot in showing others that you are knowledgeable in your field and willing to help others. That’s what brings traffic to your site.

You get targetted traffic that knows you and the services that you offer and some of these guys are willing to pay for your products or services.

Michelle March 12, 2011 at 11:58 am

I agree, forum posting is one of the best way to attract readers. People normally get drawn to forums because it’s where the community offers the best advice and this is also when the readers notice the links. So, creating traffic through forum posting is a very effective advertising strategy.

Cheolsu June 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Forum posting do bring in a significant % of traffic provided Forum Signature is used to the best benefit of the website and the website links in the signature are related to the Forum.

Vami July 20, 2011 at 12:30 am

Very interesting post, we know that forum can give you additional traffic to your site. But you must need to participate and be relevant to their forum topics always give inspiring advice or point of view so that reader on that forum will be considering you as one of the interesting forum member and they will click your links..

Alex@Emergency Personal Loans August 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm

I have had a ton of success posting to forums. I always make sure to add some useful information. I also try to stay away from forums I have no clue about the subject. It isn’t fair to the members, and I would hate that on my forum. Great Read.

Kostas@Online Opportunities August 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

Forum posting is one of the easiest way to get backlinks and if someone combine forum posting with blog posting and guest posting he/she will certainly see results

cyn August 16, 2011 at 9:00 am

I’m a firm believer that forum posting works. When I was selecting which web host providers to go to, I frequently visited webhostingtalk.com and that’s a reputable forum where my signature link does help me a lot.

Davis October 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I for one have always found forums as one of the most useful places on the internet. I do agree that forum posting is like killing two birds with one stone. You do get the backlinks that you want, but at the same time, you also get a lot of new information as well.

Akash Kumar October 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I see forum posting as more of a reputation building and making name for yourself rather than getting links. Links from forums hardly carries any weight nowadays, but if you are getting it as a complement for you time and posts do use it.

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