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Negative side of forum posting

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by katereber, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. katereber

    katereber Guest

    A common method of forum posting is to pay someone to sign up with as many forums as possible and make a post something like this: " Check out this great website: [link] ". Sometimes a link isn't even used and only the url included as text in the message.
    There are numerous mistakes there: The topic of the forum often has nothing to do with the topic of the website being promoted The text "check out this great website" won't interest anyone in anything Not including a link , no one will cut and paste a url from a text message.
    Including a link , the message is uninteresting and the link is probably out of context. No one will click. Any SEO benefits will be marginal at best
    Just one of these mistakes would defeat all your efforts, but too many people make all the above mistakes at once.

    Hi there, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this.. If so, you can remove this anytime.. Thanks.
     
  2. aStroke

    aStroke Regular Member

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    This is probably the wrong place to post this. Many people are already aware of the crappy benefits a forum link has.
     
  3. dario1977

    dario1977 Regular Member

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    unless you are farming for "Thanks", place the link where you've copied the article from

    Code:
    http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/forum/f38-marketing-and-pr/negative-side-of-forum-posting-64267.html
     
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  4. Barbarossa

    Barbarossa Regular Member

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    Sorry for going offtopic but I love you avatar. I used to be a die hard fan of The Curse of Monkey Island. Your avatar brought back great memories.:eek:
     
  5. babychai

    babychai Newbie

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    yeah i like The Curse of Monkey Island too. unfortunately i didn't finish the game.