Sometime back I wrote a blogpost on how engaging in blogs and commenting can bring traffic. Now after reading the post you will someone posted a comment saying how he found out about my blog after reading a comment I posted on the shoemoney‘s blog.
This is powerful stuff and this is what blogging is all about. Its about building relationship with your readers and providing content and sharing ideas on a common topic. Today we will expand on this technique and take it to the next level. This is another simple yet again powerful technique to bring more value and even more readers to your blog.
Everybody from the blogging and internet marketing industry know what and how powerful forums and yet many of you do not engage in it and those who do so do not do it properly. Lets say your niche is internet marketing. Now there are quite a lot of forums related to this niche but I will mention the ones I am active on.
These forums or any forum for that matter have hundreds and thousands of members and they are real people. Forums are the places where people from different walks of life hangout. They discuss stuff and share thoughts. And it is so easy to tap into this vast source of knowledge and information. All you have to do is participate in whatever you can. But no matter what you do please do not spam. Provide value and they will automatically follow you to your blog.
Its a no brainer when it comes to building traffic and followers using forums and blogs. It so easy specially compared to SEO, SEM, SMM and all those complicated softwares and procedures that we follow after reading guru report of some kind. All you have to is read, engage and share. You can get hundreds and laser targeted traffic by following this simple yet overlooked powerful technique.
Here are some of the benefits of engaging in blogs and forums:
This is the most obvious of the lot. The more you engage the more traffic you get. Period. But dont just engage, build relationships and provide value. This will result into repeated visitors and ultimately followers.
We are not just looking for one time traffic that dies down slowly after a period of time. But our real intention should be to build followers in the form of subscribers or followers on social networking sites. I cannot stress enough the importance of this enough.
Many of you really dont realize but you are also building backlinks to your blog when you are commenting on those blogs or posting on all those forums. Even though they are not so varied as we would like it to be but you will be surprised by its impact in your rankings.
Last but not the least is the simplicity of this method that we discussed earlier. Its so simple even my mom could do it.
Remember no matter what the niche is, there is always a forum and blog for it.