This is a “not so new” method of getting free traffic. I am sure a lot of you have heard about before, but very few people do it. I have no idea why people don’t do this because it’s such an easy way to drive the best traffic to your website for free.
In here we are going to go over forum posting, how to do it, and how to use it to generate a right amount of traffic to your website.
Don’t Skip This
Before we get started, I know a lot of you might be tempted to skip over this. I bought many info products on list building when I was trying to figure out how to build my list. A couple of the reports said to post in forums. I always skipped because I didn’t believe you can generate much traffic at all through posting in forums. A couple of time per day, but I was wrong!
Once I started to post in the Warrior Forum, I noticed the power of high-quality posts every single day. If you want to build your list as possible, forum posting should be part of your everyday strategy.
Find A Couple Forums
If you are in the internet marketing niche, I can tell you right now the only forum you need to join is WarriorForum.com. Yes, there are other internet marketing forums out there. But The Warrior Forum generates most traffic by far.
If you are in another niche, you might want to find a couple of forums to join. Finding forums is easy.
You can use Google to help you find forums. Head over to Google and search “Your Niche + Forum.” Once you search that, Google will return a bunch of forums. Go through them and figure out which ones are the most active and join the most active ones. But, before you join make sure they allow you to leave a link in the signature. Most of them will, but there are a few that won’t allow it.
Adding Your Signature
Before you start making posts, you want to leave a link to your squeeze page in your signature. That way, below each post you make there will be a link to your squeeze page. This will get exposed to thousands of people.
The signature was responsible for driving a couple of thousand visitors to my squeeze page.
You Know More Than You Think
It seems like each time I tell someone they need to start consistently posting on forums, they always tell me “but… I don’t know enough to help out other people”. Feeling like you don’t know enough is not an excuse for not posting.
I can guarantee you that you know a lot more than you think. You are going to find some threads you can post if you browse through some of the threads in Forums. The main problem is some people lack confidence. They are afraid they are going to give their opinion.
This isn’t going to happen unless you say something completely false. Forums are meant for opinions. Sure there might be times where someone doesn’t agree with you. That happens to me all the time, but as long as you aren’t rude to them, they won’t be rude to you.
If you feel like you don’t know anything about your niche, then you can still do forum posting. Make sure you do a little bit of research before you make a post. There’s nothing wrong with going to Google to look up an answer and then reporting back with what you learned.
So don’t let the fear of “not knowing anything.” Or the fear of getting into an argument on the forums stop you from making daily posts.
Post On New Threads
Say you want to get the most out of your forum posting. You should try to post on new threads that don’t have many (if any) replies yet. If your reply is within first 3 to a new thread, you have a much higher chance of someone reading your response. Which means they will be exposed to the link in your signature.
If 10-15 people have already replied to a thread, so your reply will get stuck somewhere in the middle. And most people don’t read that far down which means they won’t see your reply/signature.
Value Value Value
This could go without saying, but I am going to say it anyway because it is crucial. When you guys make your posts, you need to make sure you are adding value to the forum. Don’t go out and make as many short little posts as you can, that’s not helping anyone.
Make sure you read the persons question. And then do your best to give them an answer or chime in with your opinion.
Your Forum Posting Strategy
The thing I love about forum posting is that it doesn’t take long to do at all and I find it kind of fun. You get to engage with others who have the same interests as you. And they drive traffic to your squeeze page at the same time, sounds like a pretty good deal to me!
So how many times per day should you be posting on a forum? I would say to make about five high-quality posts every single day. Five posts do not take a long time at all. And you make five posts for nearly a week straight. You will see how much traffic you can drive to your squeeze page on a daily basis.
So if you are like me; and you have always put aside forum posting and said it’s not for you; I challenge you to try it for one week.
Make five posts every single day for one week and watch how many new subscribers you get. After that week you can decide whether it is something you want to continue with. Once you see how many new subscribers you gained from doing it, I am sure it is something you will want to keep doing.