Search Engine Optimization – Secrets Of SEO Part Five

August 11, 2012

Search Engine Optimization

As I mentioned before, now we are moving to the fun stuff.

I will be covering close to a dozen ways to build links! I go over where to find these links and some tips and tricks for each! But not all of them today!


Many people overlook the power of forum marketing but it has so many benefits it’s not even funny. I say the only downfall is that it takes a long time to do this right!

Forum marketing is one of the many ways to generate a lot of Backlinks to your website; it can also send a lot of traffic to your site, which will help you get more sales or email subscribers.

There is definitely no shortage in niche communities, you can find a forum in just about any niche you can think of these days! I found one a few weeks ago on Bee Keeping; I mean who would have thought?

You can instantly build a good reputation in these communities and reach out to your prospects with just a few forum posts and a very enticing signature that shows them the links to your website.

Remember to start off slow when jumping into a conversation at these forums because the advocates in the group will notice if you’re trying to sell something from the start! It’s important to be discreet and find some common ground with people!

You don’t want to bust onto the scene, spamming the threads with a lot of “me, too!” responses, because it won’t be long before you find yourself banned or simply ignored.

Be helpful, share tips, resources and information, and approach forum marketing in a similar way that you would approach social networking, by offering help and slowly building awareness of your brand.

This is how you will search for forums in your niche market. You would simply do a Google search like so:

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Just replace “forex trading” with your main keyword and dozens of forums will pop up for your niche!

When creating your signature box, be sure to feature a free report or resource to entice people to click your link in the same way that you would create your article marketing resource boxes.

The easiest way to direct traffic to your website from a forum is by offering something of value, at no cost.

Focus on building a list of active subscribers that you can follow up with in the future with both free content, balanced out with promotional offers.

To locate some of the TOP forums with a lot of traffic, simply visit: They show you how many members and posts a particular forum has, to make sure there is a lot of traffic there. This is a very good resource for Forum Marketing.


Some people outsource their blog commenting as they want to do it in mass.

Personally, I write my own comments because I want to say something meaningful.

This is for 2 reasons:

  1. So your comments will get approved
  2. You build a solid online reputation

Of course there is software to automate you finding blogs that will give your sites some good Backlinks!

Commenting Software

My highest recommendation is – allows you to search for blogs and posts on a topic. Below is a list of features I pulled from their sales page.

Web Directories

You can grab quick links by submitting your site to web directories. This can build tons and tons of links to your site at the click of a button or you can outsource this.

If you prefer automation, there is a software called “Auto soft” by GSA, and it costs $49/mo or $150/yr. This is GREAT software to have if your budget allows. You can download a free trial at their website:

As I mentioned earlier, you can also outsource this to as they do all kinds of SEO work for building links to your site. If you’re short on time or simply don’t feel like doing the manual work, this is a company that I recommend!

Below is a list of services that they perform; they are pretty organized and give you reports and so forth for the work they have performed for you.

SEO doesn’t have to be hard; link building is pretty much the only task associated with SEO that dampens my mood sometimes. With services like these, you can focus on other aspects of your business!

OK, we’re not halfway through link building, so we’ll take a break.

Speak to you soon.


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