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Using forums for advertising



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Using forums for advertising

Almost everyone knows about using signature lines for SEO and backlinking.

However, you can use forum signatures as a form of advertising to attract real visitors to your site.

Even if you are just using your signature line as a form of advertising (such as where people see your link and click on it), it's still important that the forum be similar in niche to your site, otherwise click through may be low.

So for instance, if your site is about sports cars and you post a backlink in a cooking/recipes forum, you're not likely to get many click throughs as the people on that forum are looking for info on cooking.

Please share any other techniques you have for using forums for advertising (not just SEO/backlinking).

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robertman11

Forums are great ways to get real visitors and back links. I hired a guy to post on popular forums for me with my niche related link in the signature. Using forums for advertising




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angie828

I agree that forums can be an excellent place to advertise a site. You can get some decent traffic to your site if you know how to do it right.




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seocenter3

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priya

When I started my blog, I used only forum profile/signature links to build backlinks. They helped me grow from nothing to top 10 in some of my keywords. It implies, they are not only useful, but necessary to succeed.




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ricky44

Forums are a great place to advertise what you need to. be this in form of a signature link or just talking about the site in the thread if it is applicable.




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evie

I feel that forums are a great way to get your site out there. Why not use them to advertise as long as you use the forum correctly and are not spamming it.




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postcd

signature posts are probably not usefull for higher serp positions, signature links is an google forbidden activity, they treat it as influencing of serp position. read google for more.




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priya

Really? I thought signature in forums get you climb up the ladder in SERP. can you share the url were google says forum signature is forbidden? :|




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angie828

I feel that forums are a great way to get your site out there. Why not use them to advertise as long as you use the forum correctly and are not spamming it.

Yes if you spam then you are doing yourself a disservice and you will not get anywhere. Best to never use any form of spam on a site.




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ralph101

Forums are a wonderful way to get some advertisement for your site. I think that you can attract many users to your site if you do this.




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Sylvester

Yes if you spam then you are doing yourself a disservice and you will not get anywhere. Best to never use any form of spam on a site.


Spam will only discredit your account. When you spam on a forum you are not only likely to get banned but it will also reflect badly on the site you are trying to link to. Others will quickly pick up on the fact you are a link dropper and spammer and will point you out in other threads as someone to avoid.




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Jadster

I personally use my own forum and forums that I work on to promote my links. I feel that using a forum to promote is a very effective as well as beneficial way to promote.




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Ashlyn

I personally use my own forum and forums that I work on to promote my links. I feel that using a forum to promote is a very effective as well as beneficial way to promote.

About how many click throughs or forum member sign ups do you get from promoting on forums?




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Jadster

About how many click throughs or forum member sign ups do you get from promoting on forums?

Depends on what site I am promoting on. 1 of them gets me a good amount of clicks as for the other, not so much.




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Jade

Depends on what site I am promoting on. 1 of them gets me a good amount of clicks as for the other, not so much.


And, how do you keep track of which forum signature lines produce the most click throughs?




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Layla

Advertising on a promotion forum is a good way to get new people coming to your forum. It helps when the promotion forum is very active, then you won't have to post as many ads there.




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tangee

Spam will only discredit your account. When you spam on a forum you are not only likely to get banned but it will also reflect badly on the site you are trying to link to. Others will quickly pick up on the fact you are a link dropper and spammer and will point you out in other threads as someone to avoid.

So true. Or you can also be put on a list, not sure what it is called, but it starts with an A, and then you will not be able to post on some sites.




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Jolie

So true. Or you can also be put on a list, not sure what it is called, but it starts with an A, and then you will not be able to post on some sites.

Is it called Askimet? That works on Xenforo forums and also blogs as a plug in.

http://akismet.com/




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Kat1

Is it called Askimet? That works on Xenforo forums and also blogs as a plug in.

http://akismet.com/

Yes I am almost positive that is what she was referring to.




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tionna

Forums are a great way to advertise. I have seen it done a number of times and I know that there are many that are successful with it.




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spykaushik

I think Using forums as a quality back link and more traffic your web site. not a advertisement.




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Ashlyn

Forums are a great way to advertise. I have seen it done a number of times and I know that there are many that are successful with it.

You should be able to easily get a backlink if you are a very good, contributing member of a forum. Just post often and they will either let you have a signature line or use the forum promotion section to advertise your site.




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