The Value of Forum Posting

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I've started to do forum posting in DO Follow forums related to some of my niches. I am wondering how much if any value there is in this in terms of backlinks. If there is any value at all, I have to think this is one of the easiest backlinking methods available as it only takes a minute to post and theoretically create a backlink.

Any input would be appreciated.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnnyDeez
    I would think you would be well served to run a test on this idea.

    For example:
    Group 1: build 10 sites and do no backlinking at all to them. Wait 3 months and see where they are at (I am assuming you're picking niches in which competition is low, and, you still have a shot of establishing some ranking without links).

    Group 2: build 10 sites in the SAME niches, backlink to them with forum posts for a month or two. Be consistent and use some kind of system for this. After 3 months, compare the two results.

    Not only will you then know whether or not your process has legs, but you will have some fantastic content to share on the Warrior Forum or your own personal blog.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author dbwebdesignz
      Originally Posted by JohnnyDeez View Post

      I would think you would be well served to run a test on this idea.

      For example:
      Group 1: build 10 sites and do no backlinking at all to them. Wait 3 months and see where they are at (I am assuming you're picking niches in which competition is low, and, you still have a shot of establishing some ranking without links).

      Group 2: build 10 sites in the SAME niches, backlink to them with forum posts for a month or two. Be consistent and use some kind of system for this. After 3 months, compare the two results.

      Not only will you then know whether or not your process has legs, but you will have some fantastic content to share on the Warrior Forum or your own personal blog.

      Good luck!
      Perfect test to conduct, with this you will know if it has any credibility or not
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  • Profile picture of the author smoor2012
    I'll let you know since I am in forums alot myself and seeing what works and what doesn't. I try to help people out all I can and get people to my blog as well. I think anything you try you need to give it some time, but you are right about forum marketing being easy. Simply discuss things like we are doing here for quite awhile and see what results you get over time. Have a good day.

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  • Profile picture of the author alphaomegalady
    You should do what JohnnyDeez said and share the result here. I'm curious
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  • Profile picture of the author paulrigby
    If you participate in forums that related to your niche, It will be very much beneficial for your site. Since the person may bring business by seeing your site in the signature.

    I never mind in participation do-follow or no-follow forums. But it should be related to your niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Hayes
      I agree with this, its more natural to have do follow and no follow mix and if the niche is relevant i believe it helps even if no follow for backlinks.

      Originally Posted by paulrigby View Post

      If you participate in forums that related to your niche, It will be very much beneficial for your site. Since the person may bring business by seeing your site in the signature.

      I never mind in participation do-follow or no-follow forums. But it should be related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Website Promotor
    Forum posting is one of the best method for getting back links as well as traffic to your site. Just keep posting on the forums related to your niche and relavant to your services and products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Val Wilson
    If you consistently post in forums related to your niche, it will have a beneficial SEO effect. But you will also get a lot of direct traffic from forum posting, especially if you set yourself up as an authority figure by providing real value and genuinely kelping others. It can be a very powerful way to generate targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    Forum Posting have benefits but I am confused about crawl timing of forum posting
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  • Profile picture of the author marketwarrior06
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    For some of my personal blogs i just use forum posting. And believe me or not all of them are in a good position with a PR of 2/4 and good amount of visitors.
    So i should say that Forums are really awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author seofuture
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    • Profile picture of the author simmydell
      Forum posting is a great source where you can share knowledge as well as get backlinks and traffic to your site. Just keep continuing the forum posting and you see the result, your site rank well.
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  • Profile picture of the author platnumcn
    Don't focus on geting backlink from dofollow forum as this is not so important after google penguin, just write interesting and useful information to reader, make them click your signature if they interested your posting. Also don't mind if the post is related to your niche, just give useful information to other's is the key to sucess now to deal with google penguin.

    For example, this kind of post is great for people, and this webmaster is smarter to get traffic. http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...backlinks.html
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    • Forum posting works for those who provide engaging information and compelling answers. Start new threads, leave comments related to your niche, and try to help other users find answers to their questions. If your posts provide value to other users, you will get traffic and backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    As far as backlinks? Not much.

    However, you can drive VERY targeted traffic to your sites, offers, whatever, via forum posting. It's one of my favorite methods. The traffic isn't enormous but it tends to convert very well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gadgetroid
    We have just started exploring this option and think its a fantastic option - not least for what we will learn in the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author adam337
    Forum posting is not only for backlinks, its a great way to get targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author meochain
    Forum posting is a great relevant backlinks and drive targeted traffic to your website or blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author amberrosevn
    It is one of the effective means through which websites can be pulled to the top Search Rank Web Pages. Forum Posting has varieties of benefits as:
    - helping to get traffic and backlinks
    - helping adding signature to a profile. This signature is visible below the post and one can make use of anchor text in the signature.
    -helping adding a link of your site or just an affiliate referral link with an anchor text that would make people click on it. Your signuture will automatically appear under every post you make in forum.
    These will help you to gain some traffic to your site.




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