A few years back forum posting was one of the best techniques to build high-quality links. Although it is still used to build backlinks, according to many SEO Experts this is not useful anymore.
Everyone has his own opinion…
…but according to me, this is still a great strategy to not only build backlinks but to also get traffic if used properly.
In this article, I am going to tell you how to do forum posting properly without spamming, and not only this but I will give you a high-quality forum posting sites list.
What will be covered in this article?
- How to do Forum Posting Properly?
- High-Quality Forum Posting Sites List
The intro is completed, so let’s start the discussion on our topic…
Forum Posting Properly for SEO
This technique plays an important role in your SEO and it gives diversity to your backlinks profile.
What will be covered in this category?
- How to search for quality forums?
- Things to avoid
- How to do Forum Posting for SEO?
How to Search for Quality Forums?
This is the first and most important step to start with. To search for the quality of a forum or any site we must rely on third-party matrices like Moz etc.
Always keep in mind, you only must do niche posting.
You can type following in Google to search niche related forums.
- keyword “forum posting”
- keyword “discussions”
After selecting a forum do research in Moz site explorer. Only choose those forums which have DA 20+ and low spam score.
I know that this is not an official criterion announced by Google to check the quality of a site but Moz is a trusted site and we must rely on it.
Things to Avoid!
Due to the huge spamming of this technique in the past few years, we must be careful as Google will penalize you if it detects any spamming activity.
Following are the things one must keep in mind:
- Never add your link in signature (huge spam)
- Always post on niche related forums
- Also, avoid adding links in profiles. (my opinion)
How to do Forum Posting for SEO?
This is the final step but be careful, to avoid spamming do not just drop links. This is a very risky technique due to a huge abuse in past years so be careful (…saying repeatedly).
First, carefully read the discussion and try to solve the problem. If it is not possible to solve the problem without mentioning or referring it to some great piece of content, then place a link and refer the audience to the discussion.
If you do so, you will not only get traffic but high-quality links.
Now, I am going to provide you a quality forums list.
Quality Forum Posting Sites List
Here I’m going to divide this list into some of the top niches.
This is the list of some quality forums. I will update this list, as I find more forums. So keep visiting to stay tuned.
Forum posting is one of the best link building techniques and I hope after reading this article you have understood it completely. It does not matter how many links you build, the thing which matters how many quality links you build.
Do not run for quantity…run for quality! Always keep this in mind and you will never fail.
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