Using the Forums
The next thing that you’re going to do is make sure that you’re using the forums regularly. Remember, each time you post on the forums you are basically posting another advertisement for your website. You never know who is going to see it, so spend as much time as you’re able – without giving the impression that you are spamming the forum – on answering questions, giving advice and providing useful and valuable content.
Another thing that you should keep in mind when it comes to forums is that you might want to expand your horizons a little bit. Many forum users tend to stick to just one or two sections where they most enjoy posting. That means, if you stay in those one or two sections, you are going to be advertising your link to pretty much the same people. But if you go out and post in other parts of the forum you are likely going to be showing your signature to a huge, new group of people.
Responding to the posts made on a thread you created is important as well. Some people are going to arrive at the thread and only read the last few posts. That means that your particular post may be a long way back and they aren’t even going to see it but if you reply to other posts – and remember you need to say something valuable not just reply to be replying – then whoever visits the forum will always be able to see your signature in one of your replies.
You may not always be able to create a signature with a link in it. However, you still should be able to include some sort of information in your signature and even if you can’t – like if the forum doesn’t offer a signature – you’ll probably be able to include website links in your bio. However, relying on your bio to send traffic to your website is rather iffy, and you have to make doubly sure that you write informative, valuable posts that people will make people want to find out who the author is and check them out elsewhere on the web. Is a much better idea to find a forum that offers a signature, but if you do have a particular forum that is very active or is laser targeted at your audience, you might still want to participate once in a while to have access to those users.