5 Benefits of Joining an Online Marketing Forum
By now, you probably must have heard about or know what an online marketing forum is. Yes, there are plenty of them and they usually keep popping up in search results every time you are searching for questions related to blogging and online marketing! Isn’t it? But the question is – why should you join a forum and how can will it benefit you as a blogger? My post aims at explaining all these major benefits in detail…
1. More niche knowledge
No one is born as an online marketing ninja, right? Those who are an expert in this field today have gone through years of perspicacious efforts and dedication.
Screenshot of a typical IM forum
Internet Marketing forums is definitely a great place to consummate your current niche related knowledge as you get an awesome opportunity to learn and share your ideas with other like minded people in the industry.
2. Awesome opportunity to build quality backlinks
Most of the popular internet marketing forums enjoy high authority, credibility and obviously a decent amount of traffic. So, while posting a reply, if you believe that your link is going to add some true value to the thread, then please do it! By doing this, you are not only creating a quality backlink for your website, but at the same time, you are also attracting a highly targeted stream of visitors to your website. That’s the best form of traffic that you can ever had for your blog – it converts and it engages!
3. Opportunity to build your social media network
Social media icons just beneath the user avatar
Most of the IM (abbreviated for Internet Marketing) forums allow their users to link to their social media profiles. And the good thing is, these social profiles are often displayed beneath the user’s avatar whenever a new reply or a thread is posted. A great reply or a thread is more likely to attract people to follow your social media profiles, thereby giving your social network a real boost! Again, I would like to point out that these are targeted fans/followers – the best type of fan-base that you can ever had for building a great social network.
4. Get help in a forum
Whenever you are in any kind of trouble, just start a new thread under an appropriate sub-section and the entire community would be there to help you out! Isn’t that awesome ?
5. Stay informed of all the major updates
Whenever there is an algorithm change, a new penalty, Google PageRank update, OR anything that can possibly affect the normal lifestyle of a typical webmaster, these forums get updated with tons of new threads very quickly! So if you are as active on these forums, as you are on Twitter or Facebook, then you won’t be missing out any important update that might probably affect your website tomorrow in a positive or a negative way!