Unfortunately, you don’t want to get involved with just any forum for a variety of reasons. One item that is extremely important is to ensure your ability to put your links in your signature at every forum you join. Never been to a forum? No problem – your signature will be a space at the end of your posts, and in most forums they allow you to include links to your websites, etc. This is similar to having a resource box under your article, where you’re control of what you want to mention there. You will discover, in time if you do it, is the signatures are more abbreviated in terms of content and allowed space. So when you’re joining a forum for the purpose of promoting your website, you need to be sure that the forum allows you to have a link in the signature. You will also discover that all forums have a frequently asked questions section and a rules section; those are the places to check for signature file rules. One other thing, if you don’t see sig files, at the bottom of the posts, containing links, then that’s usually if not always a solid indicator. But if posts do have sig links, then you’re gold and can join; however, we always encourage people to take the time and read the forum rules just to be on the safe side.
When ever anyone engages in marketing, they’re not doing it for a trickle of traffic; they want massive traffic. Right? It may be best to view your marketing at forums from the standpoint of overall traffic volume rather than any other way. Please do spend as much time as you possibly can in locating as many forums as possible. Avoid picking forums that seem “close” to your market, and instead only go with those that are actually in your niche market.
So don’t get lazy and just pick a few forums that look good; find all that exists in your market and that look promising.
See if you can work out a way to just perform an experiment with a method or two, and be sure you track your results. Internet marketing can be frustrating, to be sure, but you have to give your self time to learn a little bit and then it is action time. It can get a little nerve wracking when you want to do something you have never tried before and are really feeling hesitant to squeeze the trigger on it.
Figure out how you can use it without causing an unreasonable time commitment with implementation.