Forum Posting – 7 Tips On How To Help Others And Drive Traffic To Your Site

Forum Posting: 7 Tips On How To Help Others And Drive Traffic To Your Site - Check out these tips on forum posting best practices - help others, build the community and the traffic and rewards will come!

Forum Posting: 7 Tips On How To Help Others And Drive Traffic To Your Site - Check out these tips on forum posting best practices - help others, build the community and the traffic and rewards will come!Forum posting is often discarded as the “old”method of generating traffic to your site, but in fact it has stood the test of time and has proven resilient in the face of all the Facebooks, Twitters, Pinterests and other super popular social media sites.

Below are tips on some best practices on how to use the Warrior Forum specifically, which is the biggest forum for internet marketing online.

If done properly, it can drive a significant amount of targeted traffic to your site.

1. Don’t be a jerk

You need to approach this forum with the helping mindset.

You need to approach it in a positive mood, and be aware that it’s a great place for:

  • idea sharing
  • learning huge amounts of IM-related stuff
  • helping others before you ask for help
  • forming great, long lasting friendships and potentially partnerships that can help you a lot in you business and life.

If you start talking down to people, start pouring negativity on someone’s idea, or enter into arguments over many posts and threads, then this community is not for you.

In other words – don’t be a jerk. 🙂

Be a helper, a cool guy or girl that supports other members’ journeys, marvel at the great ideas and strategies that members come up with, and be cool and relaxed in your posting.

2. First give, then take

Try and help as many people as you can on the forum.

Now, you might think: “Well, how on Earth can I help somebody in the internet marketing forum? What knowledge or experience do I have to share with others?”

Do not underestimate what and how much you already know!

If you’ve been struggling to start a business online for some time, you must have learned a great deal about building sites, SEO, squeeze pages, installing WordPress, plugins, tweaking themes, making videos, sales letters, commenting routines, social media etc etc.

You must have recognised yourself in at least one of those topics I listed just above. 🙂

When you check out the forum, you’ll realise that not everyone there is Frank Kern, Alex Jeffreys or Ryan Deiss.

Members ask so many basic questions which are in fact a great opportunity for you to offer help first.

Once you start engaging with the community and helping people, you will start learning so much – it’s a vast place where all your IM questions will be answered.

So, help first, and you will be helped, too.

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3. Build up your post count

There are some subforums in the Warrior Forum which require you to have at least 20 posts under your belt in the general IM forum.

When you think about it, 20 posts are a sign of a serious member, and you should reach that post count rather quickly.

However, regardless of these requirements, building up a solid post count shows other members that you are serious, that you are in it for the long haul and that you know your stuff.

It will help them to start to like, know and trust you.

4. Choose your name carefully

Once you register, you can not change your user name unless you become the War Room member – and pay $97 per year for the privilege.

So if your desired name is already taken, think of the next best name for yourself and, once you are certain you are happy with it – sign up!

5. Use images in the signature

Did you know you can have an image in your signature, instead of just a link and text?

It costs $60 per year, but it’s well worth it as you will likely create a product (or products), such as an ebook or a video course, and you can put the book cover or other image in your signature, which will of course link to your squeeze page, sales page, or wherever you want it to redirect the members who click on it.

An image in the signature has shown to increase the clickthrough rate to wherever you are sending the members.

6. Post regularly

As with your blog, you should get into the habit of posting regularly.

Your posts do not have to be huge. It’s sufficient that you provide value succinctly, and the members will appreciate your info and insights.

And don’t only respond to posts in threads. If you have something interesting to share, write a post and start a thread.

This will give you increased exposure and more traffic to your site.

7. Thank other members often

When another member responds to your post or question, click the “Thanks” button to thank them for their time and effort, and show your appreciation. That button is there for a reason.

You can see that on the left side of the forum threads, in the column where the names of the members who post replies are shown, the numbers of thanks given and received are also shown.

This is a kind of a social proof that you are helping as well as appreciating the help of others. It’s a nice touch, and helps differentiate genuine contributors from energy vampires. 🙂

Ok, so these are the 7 tips – hope they help you on your journey to master the signitraffic!

Although this is an IM-related forum, rules are usually very similar across all other niches and their forums.

In other words, you don’t want to be a jerk, you want to genuinely help others, and the rewards will come.

Do you use forum posting as traffic generations strategy? If yes, please share your tips and help the community! 🙂

 

10 Comments

  • Great tips on using forum posting to get website visitors. With this method, anyone can get started driving free traffic to their websites with some time and effort. Thanks for sharing this valuable content.
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    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 21, 2015

      Thanks Christopher, fully agree – time, effort and consistency is key. All the best in your business!

  • Boris Qs
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    Reply Reply July 22, 2015

    Oggie, thanks for posting these simple but effective tips on using the warrior forum. You talked about building up post count, just to add a little on that you mast have at least 10 post counts on the forum before your forum signature will start showing.
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    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 22, 2015

      Great point, Boris, thanks a lot for including it here. Hope your business is steaming ahead!

  • Tony Brayley

    Reply Reply July 22, 2015

    Hey Oggie,

    Excellent post for traffic generation. You’re right about people regarding forum-posting as the “old method” for driving traffic. Until the QSC , I had actually forgot about using this method. It kind of reminds me of article-marketing (at least, that era of traffic generation). Thing sure have changed online, but I guess the Warrior Forum has stood the test of time!

    Great looking blog, by the way! Keep up the good work. Cheers!
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    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 22, 2015

      Thanks a lot, Tony, yes the WF rocks on, 🙂 and it takes persistence. Thanks for stopping by and all the best for your business!

  • Lynne

    Reply Reply July 24, 2015

    Hi Oggie, Have been trying to get back to visit your site… Thanks for taking the time to stop by my website too by the way…

    Great article, and full of excellent tips. A lot of it is common sense, but it is interesting to see how many people seem to forget that when interacting on forums…

    Will be adding you to my ‘watch’ list… wishing you all the best 🙂
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  • Craig Frazier
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    Reply Reply July 28, 2015

    Great post! I signed up for the Warrior Forum as well but have found it a little complicated to get started. I need to spend some time in there figuring everything out like it appears you have.

    I love your site and am saving it as one of my favorites so I can keep in touch after the quick start challenge!
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    • Oggie

      Reply Reply July 29, 2015

      Thanks a lot Craig! Best way is to start in the Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum (as I write this I see there are 2,168 members viewing it at the moment, not bad at all 🙂 ), check out the topics and start answering questions. You’ll get it really fast, it’s simple and effective. Hope this helps. Good luck! 🙂

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