The importance of forums for your marketing is that they’re full of people looking for, and giving, ideas about your niche. You can usually place a link to your site, including to a sales or product information page, after a comment you’ve posted. This provides you with traffic that is interested in what you have to say and offer.
Here are 6 points to keep in mind.
1 Never bother getting into an argument or disagreement with another member. Instead, whatever response you’re dealing with, remain supportive and giving help. You’re there to promote your products in the end and not get involved in debating for debating’s sake. You want people to feel they can trust you, especially when they come to think of buying your products.
2 Post on a regular basis. Otherwise people will forget you’ve been there. Not everyone will see all your posts. In contrast, build up the demonstration of your knowledge so people will eventually be searching for what you have to say on a niche topic.
3 Before you post, pause to think about exactly you want to convey as your ideas at this point in a forum discussion. Remain, as said, aware of others’ possible responses. That way you’ll appear more credible in the niche.
4 However, it’s usually best to keep your posts short rather than long – it makes it easier for others to quote you and so get more notice on the forum.
5 Fill out your profile, with links to your sites or other key places of importance for you, such as social media.
6 When you post, instead of having to write a long post, link to relevant content of yours where people can go to see more developed ideas on the topic, if they want to.