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Unformatted text preview: et quality traffic around! Forums have stood the test of time even in the face of social networking sites, YouTube and Skype. They remain the best places for thoughtful discussion and information gathering (provided it is information from the 'right source'. But even then, what is the 'right source'? Alas, that is a discussion for another day). What many courses teach about forum marketing is to browse the forums for posts you can reply to, and then take five to ten minutes to post a long, detailed reply to each one. While this tactic is certainly doable if you have lots of time on hand, it does take up a lot of mental energy. You certainly don't want to spend hours every day replying to posts or creating threads instead of building your business. I'm not saying this tactic is bad or anything, just that it takes time! And if you enjoy taking your time to post on forums, then please don't stop! A short-cut to the suggested tactic above is to use the articles you already have and turn them into mini-articles that you can post as replies on forums or even as thread starters. If you’re interested in this method, read the terms of service of the forum first and spend some time lurking to find out if this is allowed. Some forums have a place right on the forum where you can post articles. Others allow you to post articles for discussion. But others frown on members posting articles and will delete your post since articles can easily look “spammy” on a discussion forum if you don't do it right. Here's how the steps are done: Step 1: Seek forums in your niche. One of the easiest ways to find forums in your niche is to use Google or your favorite search engine. Simply enter your niche’s keywords alongside the word “forum” or “discussion” or “message board.” A great resource for finding forums is the http://www.big-boards.com. It is a forum directory that has a large database of forums. © Copyright Fabian Tan, All Rights Reserved Worldwide Page | 9 10 Lazy Traffic Blueprints 2 Step 2: Next, of course, you need sign up for a forum and create your signature file that includes a link back to your website. You'll want to create a really 'stand out' signature file so it gets more click throughs (Provide a really compelling benefit in your signature, then have a call-to-action, for example Click Here To Get Your Free Report! Or Click Here To Discover The Secrets Right Now!) Step 3: Next, look for topics to reply to. Once you have found a topic that you want to reply to, look through your rolodex of articles and pick an article that is suitable as a reply. You may want to add your own words to make the reply more conversational or to add any details that may be missing from your original article that will be relevant to the thread topic. Step 4: Do this for 5-10 threads per day but don't post 10 replies in 10 minutes or something like that. It will certainly look suspicious. The key is to give content but not make it look like you just copied and pasted blindly. Edit your articles so that they are relevant to the thread topic as stated in Step 2. This is a faster method for forum marketing than just writing from scratch every time you post on forums. And it will get you lots of targeted visitors who are actively looking for information! © Copyright Fabian Tan, All Rights Reserved Worldwide Page | 10 11 Lazy Traffic Blueprints 2 Blueprint #4: Pull In Tons Of Hassle-Free Traffic And Profits From Classified Ads! Now it's time to visit and start using one of the biggest, busiest sites on the Internet: http://www.craigslist.org (which gets a whopping 10 BILLION page views per month). There are two ways you can use CraigsList to drive visitors to your affiliate link: 1. Start posting (free) classified ads on the site. CraigsList.org i...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2013 for the course BUSINESS 2111 taught by Professor White during the Spring '12 term at Georgia Southern University .

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