In this article I am to going to discuss how you can use forums to generate traffic to your web page and to your free offers. It is an ideal way that you can generate traffic to build your list.
There are plenty of forums online that have been created for a specific purpose and that is to appeal to people with a particular interest. Therefore you will find forums on many different topics and it is very easy to find a forum that is related to your own business niche.
Therefore using a forum to drive traffic is an ideal situation because the people on that forum are likely to be your targeted prospects. That is, they are people who are interested in your particular niche.
When you drive any type of traffic to your website you should be finding targeted traffic so that the traffic you generate is quality. By that I mean that the traffic or the people are going to have an interest in what you have to offer.
When you look for forums related to your particular niche you need to make sure that they are active and that lots of people are using them and visiting them each day and you also need to make sure that they allow you to add a signature.
When you create your signature use it to offer something of value that people on the forum will want and offer it for free if they sign up to your list.
Using a forum in this way enables you to build your list rather than just generate traffic to your web page.
The reason why building your list is better is because you then control the communication with those people. You don’t have to rely on them visiting your web page again and again.
Since they are now a subscriber you can email them and build up a relationship with them that you have control over.
So that people on the forum have visibility of your signature you will of course need to get involved.
Therefore the way that you generate traffic using a forum is by posting helpful information and adding value to people on that forum. When people read your helpful advice they are then likely to want to find out more about you and to click on your signature link.
Using forum marketing in this way is a great way to build your own online reputation too.