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Can It Help Grow My Forum?
Question: Iíve got a forum and
itís a ghost town. How can I get people to my forum? Ė NobodyLovesMe
Dear Nobody Loves Me,
Building a forum into a happeniní place is a LOT of work. Donít be
discouraged if your efforts arenít paying off yet. It does take
That being said, there are ways to boost your forum and keep
boosting it, without having to spend a lot of money. Let me share
one of my favorite ways to get traffic, writing articles.
You may not be familiar with article sharing. Basically, you write
and share your articles with other websites and newsletters that
need content. They publish your article with your author resource
box (including your website URL). This helps both of you. The
website publisher needs interesting, informative content and you
need the exposure.
But, what does this have to do with building your forum? It can help
you in two ways.
1. In your author bio, include a link directly to your forum so
people that click through your link can sign up immediately and get
chatting with the other members.
2. Or link to your website and have your forum prominently displayed
on every page. The more incoming links you have pointing to your
website content, the more important the search engines will think
your site is Ė and youíll get more natural traffic from google, msn,
So, how do you take advantage of this method of generating traffic?
You can start today.
1. Choose a topic. You can even use your own forum posts for
inspiration. If youíve recently answered questions in a post on your
forum about any topic, turn it into an article. (Of course you may
only use the materials you yourself have written and any and all
names should be changed.)
2. Include your Author Resource box. Make sure to think about this
part a lot. Many people just skim over it and, frankly, have useless
resource boxes. What do you offer to the visitors? Do you have a
free incentive for joining? Think this one through. Make it
3. Submit your Articles. Find article directories where you can
share your articles.
4. Then, donít sit and wait for traffic, repeat the process over and
over and watch your forum grow.
The results will be long-lasting as your articles will float around
the web for years and years to come.
Nicole Dean doesnít pay for
advertising Ė ever. She uses Article Marketing to get free
advertising on websites and in newsletters worldwide. You can use
articles to get free traffic, too. Visit
www.EasyArticleMarketing.com to find out how.
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