Do Your Homework: Prior to joining any forum, you must do some research.
- Join relevant forums that are in some way related to the promotion’s primary sales market. For example, someone involved with a health related product, many types of forums could apply everything from holistic medicine to stay-at-home moms.
Choose forums that allow sig tags. If it’s possible to read the rules before joining and pay attention to them. Your time is important, too. It is better to find out that a forum doesn’t allow posts with sig tags before you go to the time and trouble of joining.
After You Have Joined: OK… you have chosen two or three forums that meet your requirements…now what?
- Keep your sig tag short and update it regularly. The ideal thing is to limit yourself to one link, preferably to your main website.
Never create posts that are nothing more than an advertisement. This all but a universal rule and only displays the marketers lack experience if he does so. At best this kind of post will be deleted by the monitors….at worst, it is grounds for being banned.
Work the room. Be an active member of the forum. Plan to spend at least an hour each day there and take the time to get to know the users. Take the time to introduce yourself with intelligent questions depending upon the forum’s topic.