The Hidden (and Powerful) Benefits of Frequenting Forums

Written by Diane Hughes


Copyright 2005 Diane Hughes

While most people understandrepparttar benefits of forums from a "gathering information" perspective, many donít think aboutrepparttar 147271 hidden benefits of forums. The most common reason for visiting is to ask questions or get advice. That's a good enough reason to go, but there are other - more beneficial - reasons to become a forum frequenter.

Besides providing a wealth of quality information, forums can also be powerful promotional tools. There are three distinct ways forums can benefit you. And all it takes is a few minutes a day to help others in need.

Link Popularity

I think youíre probably familiar withrepparttar 147272 term "link popularity" by now. In case youíre not, it refers torepparttar 147273 number of incoming links pointing to your site from other sites. Forums can serve as excellent link popularity boosters.

Each time you post a question or response on a forum thatís spidered byrepparttar 147274 engines, you get one extra link back to your site. Every time your signature (along withrepparttar 147275 link in it) appears, it counts as an additional link. Since Google puts a lot of weight on link popularity, posting to forums can give your rankings quite a boost!

ACTION STEP ONE: Create a powerful signature line to use in your forum posts that includes benefits torepparttar 147276 reader and your URL.

Establishing Yourself as an Expert

In addition torepparttar 147277 extra help with your siteís search engine rankings, forums also give you an outlet to establish yourself as an expert.

Countless people flood to forums in search of free advice. Give it to them! If you haverepparttar 147278 answer to a forum visitorís problem ... tell him/herrepparttar 147279 answer. (Even if this is something you would normally charge a fee for.) By doing so, you showrepparttar 147280 others reading your post that you know your stuff.

How You Can Make Your Ad Command Attention

Written by Ronald Gibson


Copyright 2005 Ronald Gibson

There are lots of ads for lots of product out there , so it is very easy for your ad to get lost inrepparttar shuffle. To avoid this, you must do all that you can do to make sure that your ad gets noticed. Here are some things that you can do to ensure that your ad commands attention.

1. Place colorful graphs, pie charts and other charts in your ad copy. Use charts that will grab a person's eye and also support your product claims. For example, if you are selling a product that boosts website traffic, a screenshot of your site's traffic stats can be very effective.

2. Highlight buying incentives like free bonuses and money back guarantees. You could place them in boxes or in front of a different colored background.

3. Use short sentences or sentence fragments inrepparttar 147213 body of your ad copy. A short burst of words can catch a skimmer's eye with one quick glance.

4. Highlight allrepparttar 147214 important keywords and phrases in your ad copy. You could use bolding, underlining and color to highlightrepparttar 147215 important words. I see keywords both bolded and highlited in yellow in many ads nowadays.

5. Always remember that we live in a visual world. Place attention grabbing pictures above and within your ad copy. A powerful technique is to use before and after pictures of people using your product.

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