Which is more effective social bookmarking or forum posting?

by daya1
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After random updates, I am not sure which is more effective social bookmarking or forum posting?
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackThunders
    Forum posting is more effective than social bookmarking because forum can help to get good amount of quality backlinks than social. If you use more forums than social you can increase your search engine rankings as well.
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  • I donĀ“t know about bookmarking. But I did a test yesterday on the WF forum. Unfortunately there was something wrong with the forum yesterday, so the results could have been better on normal days.

    I postet a reply in this thread, linking to a video of somebody, relevant to the thread. Before replying the video had 50 views. Now it has 71 and the number is still growing. If it would have been my own video and if I would have posted it on numerous forum I could have got a few hundred views and dozens of opt-ins. So, in my opinion, forum marketing can work.

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  • Profile picture of the author gPlayer
    Originally Posted by daya1 View Post

    After random updates, I am not sure which is more effective social bookmarking or forum posting?
    Both are effective. But in different way. Social bookmarking is effective for indexing website fast and forum posting is to get targeted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelvv
    forum posting is definitely more effective than social bookmarking,as it provide quality backlinks and help in improving the traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author ndotreviews
    I am giving equal importance to social bookmarking as well as to the forum posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjanaa11
    Social bookmarking and forum posting both are effective... social bookmarking will be used to increase your website's populartiy and form posting will give a strong back link....
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    • Profile picture of the author TheProgrammer
      Originally Posted by sanjanaa11 View Post

      Social bookmarking and forum posting both are effective... social bookmarking will be used to increase your website's populartiy and form posting will give a strong back link....
      I agree on your social bookmarking point. But on forum posting..Oh really? NO, forum backlinks count as low quality links. They're only good for targeted traffic.
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      • Profile picture of the author priyakhan
        Both are equally important, However Social Bookmarking increases the visibility of your website/business. Whereas, Forum Posting helps in making strong links and good site backend.

        I would like to recommend you to do both equally and happily
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  • Profile picture of the author smileverse
    In my view, quality forum posting is effective than bookmarking. I do have a little experience with that.
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    • Both methods work well and can help you get traffic and backlinks. Social bookmarking provides greater exposure for your website or blog, while forum posting can help you interact more effectively with industry influences and others bloggers or webmasters in your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnbritto495
    As per SEO point of view, do not follow any one method to get valid back links.Follow the both method. Both are more effective to get valid back links.
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  • I think both are equal. But i like more social bookmarking..
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  • Profile picture of the author b4uindia
    I think both are good methods to get backlinks. If you post on related niche forums and get backlinks from forum posts then they are quality backlinks however on other hand if you singup to 1000s of forums and put only 1 backlink in signature and donot even post anything to forum that is low quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasono
    Both have its own advantages. Also, it's always better to use both strategies in your backlinking. Bookmarking is great to quickly index your site by the SE crawlers and it can also bring great traffic especially if the bookmarking site is socially active. Forums can also bring good targetted traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author ownergolan
    The one you do manually and drip feed (could be both) :]
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  • Profile picture of the author mayankgangwal
    I would say forum is good. But if you are doing bookmarks on Good PR websites then it will help you in getting crawl your website fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    Social bookmarking and forum posting are two completely different techniques. I wonder, on what grounds you are comparing them. But if I have to choose for one, I would go for forum posting. It allows me two way communication with people of similar interests.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris-
    Even before Google updates in the last couple of years, the question shows a fundamentaly mis-understanding of effective backlinking!

    To do effective backlinking, it needs to be done in a way that it not obvious to the search engines, because if they can see that you are doing it for your own site, they will penalise you, because it's obviously against their policy.

    So, to do backlinking that looks natural (ie. looks like other people are doing it, not you), you need to use a wide variety of DIFFERENT types of backlinks. So any question of which one type of backlinks is "better" is the wrong question . . . if you do lots of social bookmarks and nothing else, Google will penalise you, if you do lots of forum links and nothing else, Google will penalise you!

    So the correct answer is BOTH, and other types as well. You need to do a LOT of different types of backlinks, including the two you mention, and articles, video, video embeds, document shares, blog comments, directory submission, RSS feeds, and others. You need to do ALL of those, not just one type!!!

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  • Profile picture of the author DylanC
    In terms of effective backlinking, having a variety of of backlinks is the best way to go. But posting in targeted forums has the additional advantage of bringing good traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author farabi
    As i know both are helpful for SEO. Social Bookmarking helps you to get a good traffic and if the Social Bookmarking site is do-follow then its also helps you to get quality Backlinks. Forum posting helps you to get quality back links if the Forum Page Rank is good and If the Forum is do-follow. You can also get a good traffic from Forum posting if the traffic of the Forum is high.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author tafas
    While creating forum backlinks, should we use forum posts or profile backlinks? There are many xrumer guys offering thousands of profile backlinks. Are they really helpful?
    and most of the forums use no-follow nowadays, how can they help in serp?
    Any evidence?
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  • Profile picture of the author diomack824
    Hello nice got a lot of info from this thread, but my question is, do SBM and Forum posting is good for newly updated google search engine(Penguin)?

    Thanks
    Dio
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  • Profile picture of the author JerrickYeoh
    I believe forum posting is more effective while social bookmarking does not seem really work in SEO, backlink and traffic. The impact of social bookmarking seem to be lower compare to last time
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  • Profile picture of the author GeraldNitram
    Both can be considered as methods that can help you to build your links. About their effectiveness, it would depend on your own tests. There are some who say that their social bookmarking campaigns have been a lot better than their forum posting campaigns, and vice versa. If you're going to pick between the two, I suggest that you should work on both instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author lindasofia
    Both are effective but I think Forum posting is more effective than social bookmarking because forum can help to increase quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author adumpaul
    I think forum posting is much more effective than social bookmarking.
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  • Profile picture of the author lukealuns
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    • Profile picture of the author giuseph90
      In my opinion I don't think you can really that much use on a website that doesn't have that much targeted traffic at all so I vote for forum posting since that's the most of what you get from forum posting.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumit1
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    In seo techniques combines to produces results .Both forums and social marketing have their own benefits .Forum back-links are strong and helps in building batter search results .
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  • Profile picture of the author shikshaasagar
    Forum posting and Bookmarking are most effective technique to build links.
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  • Profile picture of the author rajnish
    Both are important techniques for increasing overall performance of a website.Social Bookmarking helping in generating traffic on a website.While forum posting is the most important technique in SEO for building back links for a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Actualprep
    Both link building techniques Forum postings & Social Bookmarking are equally important for a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Both are equally good, for social bookmarking it just depends on how well you socialize with your users and it depends on how well you participate in forums, not just posting and responding to every post but how meaningful your contributions are.
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  • Profile picture of the author krishdir
    according to me both are mos effective way to create quality backlink which also provide with instant backlink approval.
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  • Profile picture of the author addyj672
    I think differently, forums is most spam by different members and its effectiveness become less after anti-spamming update known as google penguin. Similarly bookmarking on high PR website is effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author rastergraphix
    forum posting and socail bookmarking both are effective but the forum posting is the great source of quality backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author addlinkweb
    definitely forum posting on high PR and niche forums while keeping your website link in signatures will help much greater than social bookmarking, Forums posting will generate multiple links of your website and it can also help in generating traffic also
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  • Profile picture of the author sudama88
    Hi,
    Forum posting is more effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author bragi
    Hi-both are effective-it is useless to waste time researching which of these seo methods are the most effective-just build quality links.
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    • Profile picture of the author HD Node
      In addition to the very valid points that others have raised here, you need to consider your niche. I have worked with clients that are involved in areas where forum posting isn't possible. It's not that there aren't active forums in their niches, it's that the forums don't allow signatures and have highly scrupulous moderators who will delete a post (even if it adds value to a discussion) if there's even a minuscule chance that the link it contains was left for promotional purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Power Marker
    Both are effective in different ways. These are different links with different purposes. One for targeted traffic while the other mainly for SEO purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author pushpa joshi
    Forum posting is more effective than social bookmarking because forum can help to get good amount of quality backlinks than social. If you use ...

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  • Profile picture of the author perry strickland
    thanks its very helpfull information
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  • Profile picture of the author tskailey
    Everyone must understand that both are very important in terms of indexing,branding,online presence and connections. In my opinion, one should learn how to make a awesome post that would get the attention of everybody (NOT SPAM) instead of asking oneself what is more effective, SB or FP

    But this thread is Great !
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  • Profile picture of the author freeair
    Both are equal, the only problem on social bookmarking are:
    1. the links and serp rank are only temporary, i did a massive sb linking.. All sb sites are quality and has high PR unfortunately, links were removed or links were there but the effect in ranking is temporary.

    2. Forum Posting same as social bookmarking. You need to update or post everyday so your links will ping(im talking about your sig) on the search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    Originally Posted by daya1 View Post

    After random updates, I am not sure which is more effective social bookmarking or forum posting?
    Both are equally important to me. Social networks provides tons of visitor to my sites. On the other hand forums provide targeted traffic. This two source are really working and reliable.
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  • Profile picture of the author markhenryblogs
    As of my point Forum and social bookmarking both are same effect
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  • Profile picture of the author Elfen Lied
    Social bookmarking is much more effective then forum posting. It will increase your site page indexing in search engine and also improve your keywords ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author makson
    I think both are important but at my point forum posting is the most effective one.
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  • Profile picture of the author century90
    Both are effective technique of link building, if we are comparing both, Forum posting is better than the social bookmarking but get good result we should be used both using one you can't get good result.
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  • Profile picture of the author perfect
    Personally I prefer forum posting and participation.
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