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Best forums to join to add links to?

I have heard a number of members here mention link building in forums. So I am just wondering if anyone would be keen to share some of their favorite forums link link building?

I haven't joined any forums for years so I don't know of any that I would find useful for this. There has also been mention of being able to add your link to your tagline, which forums allow this?

Do you have to be part of the forum for a while and then earn this privilege with time and adding quality discussions?

How many discussion forums are you part of and how often do you visit and join in?

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idealmike

Nice topic Lynne! Forums can be useful for so many things in so many ways. For building links and traffic to your site! For establishing yourself as an expert in your industry or niche. For representing a business, brand or your own site/blog. To find people to network with, other business owners, other webmasters, bloggers, affiliates etc that you can network and share circles with etc.

Some people have been doing foruming for many years and have very old, established accounts on some of the biggest forums in their industry. Remember forums were the first type of social networking site before the social networking sites of today! To some of those people they are their main source or large part of their income and go on getting them traffic, clicks, sales/conversions from their posts.

For this reason, foruming can be very quite lucrative for someone that gets into it and does it consistently and correctly. It's all about building up a name for yourself first. By being helpful and that and being a regular user/poster. Never stepping on anyone's toes and only earning more and more respect for your outstanding contribution to that forum community.

Then in time, when you have the respect and the rights and privilege, posting your offers, services etc. Dropping more of your sites links in your well formed posts/replies etc without doing it too much blatantly but when it's a good time to. Some forum threads can last for years but can go on to become bigger in time as well and thus rank higher too in the SERPs.

I could go on about the benefits to it but really it's like anything. Results only come from correct consistent use of it. The more you chip away, the bigger you become. The more posts you create yourself, the more chances there are of dropping links in those posts.

But just don't go OTT and start joining loads of forums in your niche and then just posting quick duff posts with links in them that wont work and is something Sanfora would do hahahaha oBest forums to join to add links to? which will get banned likely anyway. But you have to earn the respect of the community first before you do all of that. Once you're big enough and they respect you enough or you know the owners or are on some good par with them then you can get away with posting anything pretty much. But the more respect you have, the more chances you have of your thread being good when you advertise/sell something too.

I have heard a number of members here mention link building in forums. So I am just wondering if anyone would be keen to share some of their favorite forums link link building?

When I launch a new site. Or even sometimes when I want to sell one of my sites. I'll sometimes post my site as a post to some of the top Internet marketing sites to announce it, ask for reviews, questions etc on it or to list it for sale. That way, I get a link from a post on one of the top Internet marketing forums, get a link in the post to my site, and drum up some notice of it at the same time. Sometimes I'll even use them to list some of my sites for sale even though they are not just to get a link but also to "test the water" if you know what I mean.

But I'll also try to join some forums that are in that niche as well. I'll literally search for "niche keyword forums" and see what comes up. Sometimes I may even join them in advance to registering a domain or starting a business so that I can do some of that initial building up of my peon account into something that is somewhat developed so I have more respect when I do post to it later on.

The reason why is simple. Relevancy. Related links. I can build high quality relevant and related links to my site from sites that are in the same niche as my site is in. Each one of them, especially if it's a natural do follow keyword friendly link that is getting me traffic!

It sounds like a lot of work. Sure. Meh, yeah and no. It only takes a few seconds to register to a forum. And you only need to spend 5-10 mins minimum a day really every day or every now and then. It will take dedicated work yes but like said, it's one of those things that is worth having and nothing worth having is ever easy to come by!

I haven't joined any forums for years so I don't know of any that I would find useful for this. There has also been mention of being able to add your link to your tagline, which forums allow this?

It doesn't matter that you haven't joined any forums in years. The process is still just about the same as foruming is an old technology and hasn't really evolved much up to now. Although there are some good forums out there and modern looking and easy to use today. And they're a bit easier to use/register/login using some social profile login, fb, twitter etc. Most good forums have that option.

You have to ask why is it you are doing this again though? So you can build some links to your site right? But not just any old links. Links from high authority forums that are in the same niche as yours. These are worth doing all this for.

That and if you do gain the respect as an authority and expert in your industry, niche or business and people like you. Foruming can be very effective for gaining tons of traffic, links, sales and conversions for life. Provided the forums stay up!

Most big ones do though and get bigger in time too.
Do you have to be part of the forum for a while and then earn this privilege with time and adding quality discussions?

Yep. Start by adding quality replies to peoples posts. Answer their questions helpfully and expertly. Introduce yourself, engage with other people, start following people (if it allows it), reach out to people. Try to figure out who the big users are, get their respect. Keep going in that direction and grow with the community because what you put into it could be directly correlated with what you get out! Best forums to join to add links to?
How many discussion forums are you part of and how often do you visit and join in?

Probably about 50+ Internet Marketing forums. And possibly hundreds of others in many different niches as well that I've joined over the years. To be honest I need to get back into the forum marketing and promotion thing just to promote SEOClerks as an affiliate!

Some I use more than most from my bookmarks folder.
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Lynne

Mike it seems this discussion was made just for you lol. Thank you for all this feedback. I have just joined two today. Warrior Forum and Wicked Fire. I set up my profile and one of them I also introduced myself. I think it is a good enough start for today!

Yes I can imagine that spending time on these forums to try and build a name for myself first is essential.

I've noticed that the two forums I joined each have a paid membership too. I never thought about it before but obviously they must have a paid option otherwise how will they make money lol.... anyway I was just wondering whether you signed up as a paid member to any forums and found it worthwhile? I can see that with Warrior Forum if I go for the paid option I get to have my link showing in my signature...



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chetaseo

I have heard a number of members here mention link building in forums. So I am just wondering if anyone would be keen to share some of their favorite forums link link building? response: I am currently into internet marketing forums,...My favorite link building in forums is placing my link either in anchor text or directly in form of signature. there are rules that guide such in the sense that once you register, you can input your link in the signature settings or you need to complete some number of quality posts before being eligible to create signature links. Also you can put your links with its promotional message in the ''buy, sell trade section'' marketplace of the forum, thus getting a good backlink in the process. but most times this comes with some conditions of reaching a certain number of good quality posts before being eligible to do so.
NOTE that your signature links is visible everyway you make a post on the forums.
I haven't joined any forums for years so I don't know of any that I would find useful for this. There has also been mention of being able to add your link to your tagline, which forums allow this? response: if tagline means signature, then almost, infact all forums allows it, its just that some forums allows you to reach some number of posts before being able to post link signature while some forums allows posting of signature links instantly.
Do you have to be part of the forum for a while and then earn this privilege with time and adding quality discussions?
response: EXACTLY YES, or else you can be suspended or banned completely from posting. posting good quality content earns you a great reputation on such forums
How many discussion forums are you part of and how often do you visit and join in? response: i belong to about 35 forums and i post in them regularly on a daily basis.



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Everett

Probably about 50+ Internet Marketing forums. And possibly hundreds of others in many different niches as well that I've joined over the years. To be honest I need to get back into the forum marketing and promotion thing just to promote SEOClerks as an affiliate!

Wow, that is a lot of forum bookmarks, I bet you have folders for every type of niche out there, don't you?

I never really had success with forum backlinking. I never saw any result other than a backlink, and no change in position on my ranks. Perhaps the forums I joined weren't that good, or my keyword was too competitive? Who knows! Is there really a true benefit of posting your links in your signature or on your forum profiles now? With all the Google updates, does this still work anymore? If you could answer those couple of questions, if you have enough experience, that would be amazing.



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itommy

I agree with the list of forums that idealmike shared on the previous post but I didn't use all of them.
I only use some which are best quality forums I think such as
webmastersun.com
warriorforum.com
seoclerk.com
digitalpoint.com
blackhatworld.com


I think they are best forums today with huge traffic and more active members there. Also, you can get a bit more traffic from signature links or if you can get backlinks on these sites then that's great thing which will be more benefit for SEO for your website.

Hope it helps!



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augusta

I take advantage of the forum.signature that I join to advertise my links.Just sign up with a related niche forum and Market your links through the signature profile..



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