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Old 3rd February 2014, 02:33 AM   #1

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Default How Has Forum Participation Helped You?

I am into Business Development, and I want to know whether forum participation has helped anyone in generating leads for your company? If, Yes then, Can you list down some other Sales & Marketing/BD forum to participate?

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Old 14th February 2014, 03:30 PM   #2
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I can't verify that this forum does or does not help with building quality relationships or leads because I just joined today.

But I do know that there are a bunch of like minded people here so you'll have a better time by brainstorming with others than focusing on leads. Unless what you're selling is for people who own their own businesses or want to eventually.

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Old 17th February 2014, 05:47 AM   #3
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I have to agree with MWCC. Approach the forums as a place to share ideas, contribute knowledge and read/ask for advice on areas that may help you and others.

Leads will come from having a trusted presence on forums, but I wouldn't make business development your sole focus of being here. People will see straight through that.

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Old 19th February 2014, 06:39 AM   #4
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Fourms are comment type sites its very beneficial to us because of visit are daily here.

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Old 21st February 2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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I am new here as well however, of the 10% that I have explored thus far, I can tell you that there is a wealth of beneficial information. You will find some posts full of hot air and some one-line responses that will irritate you but all in all, I am enjoying my participation.

This is one of the more lively forums that I have become a member of, I also read blogs and articles etc. My main goal is to attain and share information where possible and if I gain, I give and we're all here to grow our business, but we must first grow our knowledge. As for gaining traffic, I am not one of those members that would put my eggs in a forum basket for traffic.

If you become a member of a forum, it is best that you be there to learn and teach and grow the community and not necessarily to advertise your product, but to learn ways of doing so effectively.

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Old 29th April 2014, 11:16 PM   #6
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off course, Forum Participation has much helped me for Link Building But I don't do Forum posting as Link Building ! I do forum posting for sharing my mind & learning many thing.

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Old 30th April 2014, 01:05 AM   #7
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I can't say whether Forum Posting can help you to generate leads or not, but being active member in the forums you can get benefited.

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Old 15th May 2014, 01:34 AM   #8

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offcourse in forums you daily doing discussions with different peoples than you also generate leads from here i think

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Old 21st June 2014, 03:06 AM   #9
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I'm sure participating in forums can help you to generate leads. I had many clinents who found my on a forum and decided to visit my site (I had a link in my signature) and then - become my customers (I made a website for them).

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I've been active on forums of all kinds for almost 20 years now, and I can tell you, categorically, that they've been one of the best marketing tools I've ever used.

How to get the best results from forums

Forums really exist to help you build useful, co-operative connections relationships that are mutually beneficial for everyone involved.

When you build awareness, credibility and trust for yourself as a forum member by contributing to discussions, answering questions, sharing ideas, insights and information, helping to solve problems or even introducing people who can help each other other people will be more interested in what you might have to offer.

But it takes a clear vision of what you want to achieve, plus time, effort and genuine self-discipline to actually achieve it.

If you're not familiar with the myriad benefits of forums, here's a handy place to start: http://beginnersguide2forummarketing...tting-started/


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