For the last several weeks I have been on a kick of linking to great articles that are already on the internet about search engine optimization and industry-related topics. This post is me, myself, and I. I think the SEO blogging community has not sufficiently praised the power of forum involvement to get traffic for your site.

Let me explain, if your site is submitted to all the top directories, you blog every day, and spend the time on quality content, it isn’t enough. You’ll have the infrastructure for a higher traffic site, without the traffic. Although there are many great ways to get traffic to your website, this post is solely about forum involvement.

Go to Google and search for your related industry forums. I’m willing to bet most industries have some sort of a forum-based organization to share ideas. Create an account with the forum(s). Make it your personal goal to interact with the forum and help as many people as possible. Your writing, research, or perspective will draw people’s attention. If the first date goes well, they’ll be viewing your website and blog. Boom, traffic!

Disclaimer: Don’t try to build extra links while interacting on the forums. Most forums have strict policy on spamming and will often block your account.

Anywho, that’s my two-cents on forum interaction for traffic. If y’all have any questions, please contact us.

 

Jacob Hines — HikeMySite.com

Online, Local Exposure for Small Businesses — SEOWeb Design

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