The Importance of Forum Participation in Promoting an Internet Business

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Many internet business owners are really lost when doing anything with regards to their Internet business and this is sometimes because people try to do it alone without any external help. Contrary to the notion that the internet is an unfriendly place, many online marketing forums and internet business forums are filled with very nice people that help each other out. This sometimes can be seen in some people offering free software and advice to other people on the forums. This article lists three compelling reasons why you should be participating in forums when promoting any internet business.


This principle is based on simple human nature. We work best with people we can trust and we promote and run internet business joint ventures with people we can trust. Some of the people that help others a lot also get help in return as people trust them so when they make a recommendation on that forum they get an affiliate sale as opposed to others simply because they are so helpful. The greater the degree of trust people have in you, the easier it is for you to make a sale online.

Another reason why people join forums is to carry out joint ventures. There are many successful business people in forums with huge marketing email lists which they contact from time to time and they are looking for good products to recommend to their members. If you have a product that you are selling and its good and if you have good relations with these large business owners, you could always get a mention in their large subscriber lists and you could make some serious money in such a deal. Thus Trust and friendships developed online can and do translate into internet business money.


Most forums allow people to add links to their signatures. The more links to your internet business website that you are looking at, the better for you in terms of visitors and search engine visits as well. Always use the anchor text that you are interested in when adding a link to your signature in any website forum. The more links with suitable anchor text pointing to your website, the better your search engine rankings will be period.

Another point about web forums is that there are people who love to spam the forums. What this mean is they put advertisements in places they should not be doing. This is usually against the terms of use of the forum and what happens is the person can be warned and then banned. Always contribute nicely to the thread and then if you think your product solves a problem, point to your signature nicely in your thread.


The resultant publicity for any new service or product in large forums cannot be understated. Since there are so many large business owners in those forums, what happens is that once you have a new product that is good or popular and if you offer an affiliate program, you will be able to receive good publicity for any product that you are promoting in an internet business. This has a snowball effect because people on one forum are usually in several forums and sometimes a new product can be discussed in many forums at the same time. Imagine how much such a "publicity storm" could kick up on your internet business profits!

In conclusion, participating in internet business or internet marketing forums and helping others along is a good thing. You gain valuable backlinks from the search engines which boost your search engine rankings, valuable publicity and most importantly you gain trust which is very important in the internet marketing community. Spend time cultivating your contacts in internet marketing forums and see such online networking reap huge dividends later.

Joel Teo is the successful owner of several successful internet business ventures.Click here to learn how you can start your own successful internet business today.

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