The Secret to Generating Traffic in Online Forums


Feb 14, 2005
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The Secret to Generating Traffic in Online Forums

The Secret to Generating Traffic in Online Forums
By Daegan Smith the owner of

The internet has made the world a smaller place. It allows people from different countries to communicate with one another to share ideas and opinions. One of the best places to generate more traffic for someone who has an existing website is through Online forums. By just following some simple tips, more people will visit one site in no time.

1. For this to work, the person should be online most of the time. Since frequent users do the same and always have questions to ask, a great idea will be to give an answer that can help that individual.

The person has to remember that there are also other people who will answer the posted question but if one offers the best answer that is a plus to that individual. It will establish credibility on the part of the person and that user will likely visit the website to see what else can be offered. This will also allow that person to refer the site to other people creating more traffic.

2. Some people believe it pays to be nice and this is true. Forums are also a place where debates occur. By giving an answer in a nice way though one disagrees with the other person, it establishes a sense of respect.

If people see how friendly and courteous one is, this will also entice the users to see what one has to offer in the website.

3. Being an active contributor to the Online forum is a great way of getting noticed. There are a lot of things people want and need to know and by looking for it and informing the person how to also get it, this will make the person a handyman in the web. It will be better if one can write something short about it so the user will have a brief idea if this is relevant in the personís search.

4. Everyone has a certain calling card in getting something done. By putting it in whenever posting an answer in the forum, this will make people know who the good Samaritan is and will want to know more about the website and the services one can offer.

Most people post the name of the person which could be real or fictitious, the email address and the website address so one can easily be reached.

5. Whenever one posts something that is needed by a user, it is advisable to think of a way to make the person go back and visit ones website. If one needs advice on how to pick the right diving equipment, the person...

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