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Old 17th November 2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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The Importance Of Forum Marketing

There are many nice people in the online marketing forums and internet business forums that help each other out. People give advice and suggestion on your problems and some post articles.

The following are the reasons why you should be participating in forums when you are promoting any internet business.

Trust

You will seem knowledgeable about the discussed subject when you help someone in the discussion and giving a good answer to his problem. As long as you give good advice and not spamming the board, people will think that you are someone trustworthy.

Joint Venture
In the introduction part of the forum, you are given a chance to blurb about your business and the business people might be interested with your business.

Back links

Forums now allow members to insert links to their signature. We know that the more links to your internet business website, the greater probability for more visitors and search engine visits.

New ideas for your new products

The responses and posted article can help you improved your current business or you can create something new form these.

If you think there are other benefits of joining the forums, please feel free to add...

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Old 17th November 2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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There's also the very real possibility of making new friends.

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Old 30th November 2006, 01:47 AM   #3
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what u missed out is that forum brings highly targeted traffic to your site as well.

the more targeted your traffic the more successful and popular your product will be.

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Old 6th December 2006, 09:49 AM   #4
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Even if someone doesn't post messages, I don't know about you all, but I learn a lot from just reading the posts. It also boosts my motivation and confidence, knowing that other people have issues with certain aspects of their business and knowing that I'm not alone dealing with them!!

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Old 7th December 2006, 06:46 AM   #5
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Forums not only help promote your business they can lead you to new friends and give you a place to ask for help or vent frustrations.

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Old 13th March 2007, 05:31 PM   #6
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Forum is really important in helping you getting your site out in the open.

It also helps a lot in generating traffic to your site.

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Old 14th March 2007, 07:11 AM   #7
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Great post aleish

I believe posting on forums is a key element not many take advantage of, because they don't want to take the time and energy to participate, and there is probably no better free resource known to business people who market on the Internet, than using forums as a marketing avenue.


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I agree with your points, and great post Aleish. My observation: those posting here and other forums agree on some level as we are all in the same "group". The majority are not with us yet:
I do a fair amount of public speaking to various and diverse audiences where I talk about branding yourself, of course online, etc. comes up. I have a forum with a free and paid site so I always mention my forum. You might be amazed how many people have only heard of forums and even seeing internal forums in their own companies for service/training and overall communications - still don't "get it". A few have even said they believe forums and blogs trends will die (I am sure they said the same thing about the internet). Many will go to the forum and are amazed about the opportunities and I am surprised because my forum is new? See what I mean?
Get this: Many of our clients will pay for service which includes the paid version of the forum, but don't take advantage of the abundant info and service from my partners or the marketing and networking that could result in participating on the forum - They would rather pay more for my time than get support online - I am baffled by this, but I guess it just takes time.

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Thanks aleish....

For me, forum is where we share and gain something from others.

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