Fed Up With Article Marketing? Try This Often Overlooked Method!

24 replies
Hi Guys,

I though I would post here with a method that is sometimes overlooked when you want to make money in your niche.

Article Marketing is awesome but I always say that you should use it in conjunction with other methods for best results.

So what is the method I am talking about :

Forum Marketing!

If you do a search on Google I am sure you will find a forum in your niche and then all you need to do is join up and provide QUALITY content, I am not talking about spamming with your affiliate or website links but more about joining and helping to solve problems.

You will get quite a bit of traffic from your signature.

Let me know what you think and if you have used forum marketing with success.

All the best

Chris
#article #fed #marketing #method #overlooked
  • Profile picture of the author dhudiburg
    This is absolutely one of the best, free methods of driving traffic. Plus, you get to know your niche much better by participating in forums.

    Thanks for the reminder.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[310651].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author lcombs
    Forum marketing is probably the better of the 2 for start-ups and quick responses.
    Article marketing is great for SEO and traffic over time.

    I can write an article in about 1/2 - 1 hour that will go viral and generate backlinks and long-term traffic.

    I also try to spend about the same amount of time per day in the forums.

    One post in a forum can generate as many hits in one day as an article will in a week but, then it gets buried and is never heard from again.

    LC
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311234].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    It's a shame though a great deal of forums really suck .. If many would follow the master Allen then this would be a much better world ..lol

    James
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311250].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Scott Woodside
    This is exactly how I launched a very successful pen business in 1977 by forum marketing. We did three million our first year.
    Signature

    Scott Woodside

    The number 1 Choice for Audio Production!
    Member, Screen Actor's Guild
    http://www.scottwoodside.com

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311382].message }}
    • Well I'm a huge fan of article marketing (obviously since I run a plr article site). But I agree that forum marketing is awesome!

      However I would also state that I think it's only good if you know how to do it correctly. I've seen a lot of people waste time on forums claiming to be "working" when really they are just chatting.

      So yes, I love forum marketing as long as I can still feel like I'm being productive and implementing other methods of online marketing.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311440].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author esr
      Originally Posted by Scott Woodside View Post

      This is exactly how I launched a very successful pen business in 1977 by forum marketing. We did three million our first year.
      What kind of "forums" are you referring to from 1977? Or did you mean 1997?
      Signature
      Free Report > > > > > "Backdoor Blog Promotion"
      Quickly increase your site traffic, and your profits, with this free top secret promotion tool. http://www.theblogbuilder.org
      "If you don't take effective action, you're robbing yourself of the life you really want."
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311538].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author Franck Silvestre
        I think these are the oooooooooold school forums.

        Originally Posted by esr View Post

        What kind of "forums" are you referring to from 1977? Or did you mean 1997?
        Signature
        Former Body Guard, Now REAL Traffic & List Building Coach
        >> HOT WSO: Six Figure Solo Sellers <<

        Winson Yeung said: "...Definitively A++ recommended WSO"
        Kevin Riley said: "Franck, glad to see you bringing out MORE and MORE GREAT stuff"
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[336075].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    Yup, I totally agree! Forum Marketing is one of the most effective way to drive traffic to your website.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311530].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author spressnell
    Yes, that is great advice. I totally agree.


    Shirley
    Signature

    Hidden Ways to Wealth--clear away the “gunk”
    about money using innovative energy tools
    http://bit.ly/11atk2


    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311557].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author philk49
    It seems articles don't get buried like forum posts do.
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311770].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      Participating in forums is SUCH a great way to build exposure and brand yourself, as well as drive traffic to your sites. I love forums!
      Signature
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311780].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author warrior2008
    Yup! For Sure, I agree with the sig link anchor text approach on forums
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311818].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    Quality content
    Signature

    - Insert backlink here -

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311821].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    hey it's working
    Signature

    - Insert backlink here -

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311822].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I though I would post here with a method that is sometimes overlooked when you want to make money in your niche.

    Article Marketing is awesome but I always say that you should use it in conjunction with other methods for best results.

    So what is the method I am talking about :

    Forum Marketing!

    If you do a search on Google I am sure you will find a forum in your niche and then all you need to do is join up and provide QUALITY content, I am not talking about spamming with your affiliate or website links but more about joining and helping to solve problems.

    You will get quite a bit of traffic from your signature.

    Let me know what you think and if you have used forum marketing with success.

    All the best

    Chris
    Great point Chris, its what many forget to do. Well done,

    Norma
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311833].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author SaSeoPete
    I like that idea.

    I have trouble finding forums in certain niches that allow signatures though. Like the diet niche. I have a great free report and (I think) a well written autoresponder series but I am struggling to find forums that will allow me to place a sig in them.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[311869].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author BizBooks
    Forum marketing also leads to article marketing...!

    sometimes you write a post for a forum thats just too good to let sit as a response in a forum, and with a little tweaking is an entire article...

    ...like this one!!!!!

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[312039].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author yaji
    I agree! Most of my articles come from my forum posts!
    Signature

    Thanks, Yaji

    Hypnosis Weight Loss Fun Info about Hypnosis Weight Loss | Cheap Car Insurance
    Cat Dandruff All about Cat Dandruff. A Must-Read for Cat Lovers

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[335876].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author P_Cerrito
    Thank you for the info. When I signed up to WF I put a link in my sig just for fun to one of my sites so I could be like everybody else but it's just a hobby site and not intended to convert. I always wondered if forum posts were worth the time to intentionally drive traffic. Since I've never been the forum type- I never realized how much people participated till lately. I can see how it could work.
    Signature

    "We are the architects of our own lives"
    Power to attract wealth, success, love, and romance ...

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[335896].message }}

Trending Topics