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  Post #16 (permalink)   02-23-2016, 02:33 PM
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Forum posting is good for increasing traffic to your site, but has no effect on SEO rankings directly. Increased traffic should translate to more sales.
That's not true. Forum posting in most cases does impact SEO. To Google there's no difference between a link from a blog post, forum or website. Both are outbound links and will pass page rank. Sure the blog will likely be valued higher as forums tend to have a lot of outbound links and duplicate content but if the forum is of good quality then it will impact SEO positively. Especially forums such as webhostingtalk.com where they actively ban spammers and those pasting copy/text martial.

How much benefit you get for SEO is also going to depend on some factors such as which posts you're replying to (quality forum, unique content, high pagerank of the forum) and how you've setup your signature.

For example if you link to your website using:

http://www.yourdomain.com/

Or:

CompanyName

You're missing out on the possible SEO benefits. For the best effect you'll want to link to your website with keywords that you're looking to increase your index rank for.

E.g:

"web hosting florida" links to your web hosting page

I would not recommend linking your company name because very quickly Google will already show you as the top result when someone searches your company name. You're building links using a keyword you're already ranked for.

The only acceptation to this is forums that use rel="nofollow" on outbound links (very few do this) or poor quality forums that Google doesn't value thus ignores or holds less weight to outbound links from the forum.

I've been studying SEO for over 6 years and using what I've learned. I plan on writing a e-book on this very subject.

PS: I'm a big fan of this forum, it's one of my favorites.
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SenseiSteve is right all of the outbound link on modern Forums (this one included) are "no-follow" so you don't get much "SEO Link Juice".

If you contribute and are genuinely helpful, then hopefully you will get more traffic that way.
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SenseiSteve is right all of the outbound link on modern Forums (this one included) are "no-follow" so you don't get much "SEO Link Juice".
I hate to be so up front about it but no he isn't right and nore are you. Every forum is different, some will use nofollow links for all, some won't use it at all and some will use it for certain links.

On this forum I checked and the links from the signature do use nofollow but links contained within the posts themseleves don't.

So posting a advert using good keyword stratergies in the following forum will have benefits to SEO:

http://www.hostingdiscussion.com/sha...pecial-offers/

Taking the latest post as a example:

www.zomex.com/libs/images/forumlinkexample.png
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We have always advertised on forums but you have to do the other things also, Facebook, Twitter and even eBay if you have a special running. The main thing is get your name out there.
Hey CarlC, can you tell me more about ebay advertising?this is interesting for me since I didnt know it can be used for advertising hosting products. Did it work well for you?
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  Post #20 (permalink)   06-16-2016, 11:42 PM
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Forum advertising is one of the best way to get genuine and suitable clients. here you can even discuss about your announcements, new techniques, new technologies and SEO related things also. It will boost your online business and provides Best Website visibility.
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  Post #21 (permalink)   06-17-2016, 03:15 PM
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Hey CarlC, can you tell me more about ebay advertising?this is interesting for me since I didnt know it can be used for advertising hosting products. Did it work well for you?
the problem with ebay is you have to compete with what is know as kiddie Hosts.

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the problem with ebay is you have to compete with what is know as kiddie Hosts.

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Agree, that should not be your market though.
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Agree, that should not be your market though.
That is true, but a lot of people even with mission critical websites will just look at price, so we all have to compete with these people on ebay
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  Post #24 (permalink)   07-16-2016, 07:25 AM
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If the forum is popular and full of potential clients, yes, it may help. Its also important no to spam forums. Anyway, getting link from forums hasn't got the same weight as it did in the past. Google is getting...
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Forum advertising is one possible ways to get new customers. However, you will also need to advertise on other forms of media, such as Facebook or Google Adwords. In essence, you will need to have a holistic campaign to advertise and brand your services
 
 
 


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Yup. I have heard some people say that 80% of their hosting customers come from forum.
 
 
 


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Forum posting is a good choice to increase your website's traffic, but make sure to choose high traffic forum sites that are related to your site as well
 
 
 
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