There are many ways to get backlinks for your blog or a website. One such effective link building technique is forum marketing i.e. getting a backlinks for your blog or a website from a forum. But every process has a right method to do it which helps to achieve successful results.
Forums are one of the best place for someone to of express their opinions. One can also find good number of audience in forums. More than that search engines with high weight age to the links coming from forums. Below are some rules about forum marketing which will help you to have desired results:
Become Part of the community: Do not do it with only motive of getting a backlinks or do not rush in getting a link back. Fist become the part of the community, listen what they are talking about and participate in it. It is vital to first build rapport with your fellow forum members. All this increase your credibility, which eventually allows you leave a link in your threads or signature.
Avoid Controversies: It is very important what your posting are. Think before you reply to any already created thread or you create your own thread. Do not write anything which hurts anyone sentiments and arouse any controversy. Be polite and diplomatic. Even if any other forum member posts something objectionable on your post, then try to ignore it. Do not get into any arguments. Let forum administrator handle this.
Do Not Spam: Some people think that creating a forum account and abandon it after spamming is a shortcut for getting backlink. Truth is that there are no shortcuts. Search engines algorithm avoids such links with giving you no result. So genuinely become part of the forum community.
Be proactive: Don’t be just a follower some time become the leader. Start threads with viable topics for discussion. It is one of the keys to successful forum marketing. This will help other forum members get to know about you and also stir healthy exchange of ideas. Not only this you can also get to learn a lot from this by asking queries and question from other members.
Do not Promote Yourself: Another important thing to remember is that forums are not the platform for self promotion. Do not promote your own self via your threads or posts. It will make you lose your credibility and sometimes can get you ban on the forums also.