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Have you ever run a forum posting service are they still profitable?
Hi yeah so, forum posting. It's quite a big a deal. Very underrated and underused. But also largely abused as well. But still, it can be a good thing to do on different levels. If done correctly it can have several benefits. It can be done by yourself, for yourself. Or done for others by yourself. Or others for you. Or by you by others for others if you outsource it.A Few Questions on Forum posting
What is forum posting?
is as it says, posting on forums. Online community forums can be a great way to build high quality, highly related links to your site as well as targeted traffic, brand awareness, keyword ranking, CTF, DA etc. Forums are user driven so it means if you get a lot of respect on those forums, your posts, threads can go on to become huge residual money makers in time and help in other ways as said.
How does forum posting work?
Forum posting works by simply posting on forums! By finding active forums that have a lot of members in them, that are related to your niche. That you can join and then create posts and talk and interact with the members on those forums and be able to create your own posts with links to your site, services, products etc. If you have a lot of respect your threads can get a lot of views and get you a lot of traffic. When you have multiple high ranking threads on multiple forums in your niche it can really help your SERP rankings in time and help you to get more customers, clients, conversions etc.
Why should I do forum posting?
For these reasons stated. But also because you want people to respect you for knowing what you are talking about in your niche. So they are an excellent way for you to establish yourself as an expert on those forums when you are daily talking about them and sharing your knowledge and expertise. Even if you are just Googling it!
Eventually you gain some respect and you might be able to post a new thread with your links but if you add valuable replies to peoples threads with your answers you can put links in them such as if they are valuable, that kind of thing. And of course or just have a link in your signature area that shows in all your posts. And in time as these are indexed by Google they can often rank high for years.
You can also build some insanely powerful internal links to your forum profile on those forums too. By getting a lot of people to follow you and by posting comments and things on peoples profiles, posts, threads etc, that creates more internal links on that forum to your forum profile where you can have links to your site.
Can I buy forum posting work and should you?
- Establish yourself as a trusted expert authority in your niche.
- Helps you to build trust and respect by the people in your niches community.
- Helps build links and traffic to your site from all your posts/threads.
- Can build high authority internal links if you do it a lot overtime.
Yes sir! And whether you should is a no brainer if you want what it can bring. But getting it right is another thing. Like any industry there are good and bad sellers who provide that sort of thing. So long as you do your research and stick with sellers who have a proven track record and come highly recommended you can find someone that will understand what it is you need and the angle you want to take in your forum posting campaign. They are experts at forum posting and are able to find ways to cleverly post your links by weaving them into existing threads and that.
And if done right, in time, it can have a good effect. But you want to make sure you hire the right person or team for the job! Try not to buy those really cheap services as they often take a spam and go approach or don't put much heart and soul into their writing and talk a lot of dribble and don't say much and just post a link that kind of thing is just going to end up giving you a bad name in time. Especially if they are creating the account and posting with them using your business name or something as the username and profile of those accounts linking to your site. You could loose respect for doing a sloppy, blatant, self promotion style of forum posting!
Can you sell forum posting work as a service?
Yes! You can provide work as a freelancer providing forum posting as a service. If you already have some forum posting skills and experience and are quite forum savvy and know about forum etiquette and even the flying spaghetti monster. Then you will have a head start if it's something you already do for yourself or have done. You will simply need to start a new service
and then state out what it is you'll do and what skills, experience you have and what it is people will get exactly. Such as how many posts you will create on how many forums in how long a time. How many words minimum your posts will contain, that kind of thing. Set a price and away you go! Make sure you promote your service and provide a good service when you get a sale and Godspeed to you!
What are some important things to know about forum posting?
Forum posting can be a double edged sword. What it can give on one hand, it can take away with the other too. It's a formidable beast of a thing that should be treated with absolute fear and respect and never abused or treated with contempt. It can have a lot of good benefits when used properly and in the right way. They are great ways of building related backlinks to your site which are worth their weight in gold. They can be helpful to improve keyword ranking for your targeted keywords. They can last a long time and go on to send you a lot of direct organic targeted referral traffic for many years. They can help you to gain respect from the other leaders and forerunners in your industry such as even your rivals and competitors or partner sites and businesses.
Did I miss anything? Basically, a lot of good things. But if you over use and abuse it and take it for granted. It could turn round and bite you in the bum! You don't want to get your business or a representative of your business banned as a spammer do you so you have to be really careful and respect all the rules of all the each forums you're using and try to win friends and influence people.
What are some good tips to know about forum posting?
Don't under estimate it. Don't over do it. Take it easy and let nature take its course instead of trying to force it! Be smart, be positive and enjoy yourself. Take small baby steps. Even if you can do 1 post a day or a week or some other action like finding new forums in your niche to join and joining them and trying to post at least once a day and learning those forums, see who's most active, who has the respect already, who the big fish and little fish are. Get in the good books of the good people if you can. Find ways to win people's attention and favor without them thinking there's something in it for you the first time and the second time they'll be more willing to read it out and okay it. ;)
If you know what I mean!?
So yeah, that's basically forum posting in a nutshell right?
Have you ever sold this as a service?
Did you find it profitable and worth doing?
Is there still money in it and a demand for it?