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3 Reasons why Forum posting is essential for bloggers

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3 Reasons why Forum posting is essential for bloggers

Forums are often places go to look for information of something that they are unsure of or perhaps looking for help with. This is why forum posting is great for bloggers, you can easily answer peoples questions and help them with anything they are stuck with. There are many forums online so you should have not problem finding one in your niche that you start answering questions on.

As well as being able to help other people, there are also many benefits to being active on forums, especially if you are a blogger and there for forums are a key place to hang out. Furthermore answering peoples questions is a great way to build a community around your blog and easily boost your subscribers.Here is some of the best reasons to be active on forums.

Backlinks

Forums are usually high ranking Page Rank domains and there for great places to build backlinks back to your blog, improving your own Page Rank and website authority. You can either add your website address to your user profile or if your blog posts answer peoples questions then you can provide them with a link back to your website.  This is also going to provide you with more traffic from people that are looking for answers off you. However you do not want to be posting your website on every post you write as this may be considered as spam and you could potentially get your account deleted.

What you also have to remember about forums is that there is not just that one person looking for an answer to that question you are answering so when someone else searches that question then seen as forums usually rank highly they are probably going to visit the forum and therefore click on the link back to your website so you can easily build long term traffic.

Build your authority

Everyone wants authority online and forums are great places to grow your authority. By giving people the answers that they want then people are going to trust you. This is very powerful online as people are going to come to you for trusted information and therefore going to visit your blog for information that they know they can trust.  Once again this is the perfect opportunity to build a community around you and your content.

If you are trusted online then people are going to link back to your blog from their website as they know that they are sharing information that they can trust. Furthermore they are also potentially going to share your content, bringing you more traffic and readers to your blog.

Networking

Forums are a good place to network with others in your niche and find potential clients. You can easily get chatting to a load of people in your niche and network with them. Networking can bring a hole range of useful stuff to your blog. for example you can find potential guest bloggers or other blogs that you could guest blog on, or even just people who share your interests.

Final Notes

Forum posting can be great at helping your blog. However what you need to remember is people come to forums looking for quality information that answers their questions and this is what you need to provide them with, not waste your time spamming forums with links back to your blog.

I am the founder of Startup Today. I am the main writer and have put in many hours of work into creating this blog. If you want to find out more about me then lets get in contact.

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