After a long time am writing an article based on Forum Marketing. Its been a while since I have taken up other topics besides Social Networking and SEO. Since Prasenjit has already shared an article of Affiliate Marketing. I was wondering whether I should go with an article on marketing as well. So here goes.
When you are just starting out, its best to use strategies that are free. Forum Marketing is one among such strategies. Here are a few effective forum marketing tricks that can be applied for the betterment of your blog.
- Posting articles frequently:-
- Knowledge of the Niche:-
- Value Addition:-
It has been said quite a number of times, and will go on being said still. Posting articles as often as possible is one of the most important marketing strategy. Thus, its no wonder that Forum marketing will have its share of the same pie too. A high activity index on the forum will attract the notice of the forum moderators and members. This in turn builds up a classic member community with your own piece of space. If you can make yourself a powerful member of the community, then the other members will start to respect you and interact with you on your threads. Posting frequently and participating in on going discussions is a sure shot way of obtaining a higher profile.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (German Playwright, Poet, Novelist and Dramatist. 1749-1832)
I am not trying to be overly poetic by citing quotations. But the fact of the matter remains that your knowledge of your niche and the experience you bring with it should be shown to people, to establish your level of expertise. No before long you might come across a situation where handling multiple forums might become problematic. The best way to deal with this is to create a schedule and follow any new threads being posted. This will certainly help you in the long run because the more organized your forum marketing is, the higher responses you get. But of-course one thing that goes without saying is that , quantity matters. To start off with forum marketing and make it effective,you must join forums of your chosen niche and post regularly, to make yourself visible to others. It might be a little stereotype in the beginning but as you start making contacts and start taking part in active discussions you will start getting interested and exposure as well.
It’s a big mistake to think that you will become a hotshot just by posting anything for the heck of it. Value addition is one of the unsaid but very much solid rule in forum marketing. The forums are made so that it grows. To increase your market effectiveness you must provide value to the forums that you join. It’s a classic example of “reaping what you sow”. To gain traffic you are needed to add value to the particular forum. This helps in building up relationships with your readers as well. Establishing your status as an expert in your chosen niche will make people seek you out for your take on the product. What could be a better way to attract traffic?
Its said that Forum Marketing is much easier form of attracting traffic. But patience is a virtue you will need for this to work. After all you will have to establish yourself as an expert, gather the know-how, hits and tricks and more importantly search out quality forums of your chosen niche. So, happy hunting…….