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Finding Forums That Cover Your Niche

Posted in Social Networking Sites by lawrenceiross007 on June 7, 2009

Finding and participating in forums that cover your particular niche (divorce, country music, house painting) – are an important resource that can help grow your business. Here are just a few reason to join and participate in these “forums”:

  1. Network with people who share your interests
  2. Get content ideas by following which conversations attract the most interest
  3. Drive people directly to your website by putting links in your posts and signature
  4. Getting questions answered
  5. Finding potential content contributors
  6. Getting valuable back links to your website from links in your posts
  7. Find people who can help you with your business e.g. web designers, marketers, etc.

Forum Etiquette

  1. Before participating in a forum spend time following some threads to get a feel for how it works
  2. Try to make thoughtful and valuable comments
  3. Avoid pointless and meaningless comments like ‘good post’, ‘I agree’, ‘lol’, etc
  4. Avoid blatantly promoting yourself, your website or your products
  5. Choose the best forums and participate regularly

    How Can You Find Relevant Forums
    My first port of call is Big-Boards (www.big-boards.com). This wonderful site lists hundreds of forums covering every conceivable subject.

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