Why forum posting is better than others?

Why forum posting is better than others?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by kochii12, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. kochii12

    kochii12 New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Why forum posting is better than other off page activities like social bookmarking sites, blog commenting, directory submission, social group advertising...?
     
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  2. elcidofaguy

    elcidofaguy Active Member

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    Who said it was better? It all depends on how much contribution and effort you put into it... For example no one appreciates spam commenting on a forum or blog.... In addition it all depends on how much traffic the web resource get... A great comment on a blog post which is ranking high and gets tons of traffic will yield better results than a forum which no one uses... Besides commenting on forums and blogs etc will not help your website rankings as in general those comments and links posted are nofollow....

    If you want to do serious off-page stuff - then focus on SEO techniques such as guest articles or PBNSs...
     
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    basicblogtalk Member

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    I'd admit that I've got the same opinion to him...!

    Forum is nothing different from social media and blog commenting. It is the best for building community, and interact with other people.

    The few marketers did the mistakes with marketing their business because they expect traffic from forums and social media while they didn't spend the time for build relationship.

    I made a lot online sales through Facebook and forum posts because I did well with building relation.

    Thus, the recommend is you can do various of Forums and social media activities. However, what you have to keep in mind is relationship...
     
  4. Mark007

    Mark007 Member

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    Forum posts are never the better compared to other off page techniques. Forums only help to generated a handful of traffic through signature links. They never contribute to link building.
     
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    mohan sharma New Member

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    I am of opinion, Forum is an important part of link building process with them you will get genuine back links and quality traffic as well.
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    Forum posting can be good depending on the forum that you are posting on, the amount of traffic the forum receives, if they have dofollow links/signature as well as some other factors.

    BUT forum posting isn't better than all off-page SEO activities. Backlinks for example are extremely important for the rankings of a website.

    Cheers, Dean.
     
  7. PaulAdam

    PaulAdam Member

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    It is one of important activities performed in off page seo. But, you need to pay equal attention on every activity.
     
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    Nekurokaze New Member

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    Hmm... strange. In my case the co-workers said that social sites are not necessary better than forum posting cuz it will require difference strategies. Forum posting is seem to be more common and newbie friendly as they said. But yeah I agree that forum posting is not 100% better cuz it can easily become oppurtunity for spamming.
     
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    Ben Member

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    I don't know if forum posting is really better but it can help get you seen and help build a following and some familiarity with people. Some people don't realize how many people visit forums so posting on forums can get you seen by a lot of people easily. :Good:
     
  10. Rahul Sharma

    Rahul Sharma Member

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    It depends on the forum posting, If forums will give do follow link then it might be helpful and better otherwise forum posting has no value.
     
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    Anna Richart New Member

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    I agree with you, it also depends on the forum. Some of them do not allow to post link or put no-follow link, it would be useless to increase rank and get traffic.
     
  12. ulterios

    ulterios Global Mod

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    Forum posting isn't always better than some of the other promotion and marketing methods, it will depend greatly on the forum that you are posting on.

    There are a lot of junk and spam filled forums out there that have no real quality members to market/promote to. If a forum has nothing but spammers and junk posts on it then the good quality members will not join or if they do then they will be less active.

    Forum posting can be great but make sure that your efforts are being made on a quality forum like this one. ;)
     
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    forum and blog commenting activities are effective when you share useful information without any spam activities.
     
  14. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

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    Very true but it seems like there are always too many forum members that just think that spamming is going to do them good. Maybe one day the spammers will realize that they will get better results for their goals without spamming.

    Cheers, Dean.