Resources I Use in This Week's Training
are my notes for my video section of info on Forums and
Building links through forums and yahoo answers is one
of the best ways to build credibility in your niche while
also driving traffic to your site. Here is how to do it:
Answers: If you don't know already, Yahoo Answers is a
part of the Yahoo website where people from around the
world go to ask and answer questions about anything and
everything you could ever think of. Used properly it's
a great way to drive traffic to your site. Used improperly
it is a quick way to get yourself banned from Yahoo.
these key points for success:
Log into your account or start an account if you don't
- Go to an area of YA that corresponds with your blog.
- Look for questions that you could answer.
- Answer the question and then leave a link to your site
under the 'What's Your Source'.
- Make sure that the page you are linking to actually
corresponds with the question. If not, people will flag
- If possible link to internal pages of your site. Search
engines like to see links going to all parts of your site,
not just the home page.
- Do not put a link in every question you answer. If you
do people will notice and will report you. Instead, go
to YA with the idea of contributing and helping people
and drop your link every 5th time or so. In other posts
make sure to drop links of other resources that you have
no relation to so that people don't see you as coming
on and being a self promoter.
- YA gets ranked very highly in all the search engines
and people are likely to come across your link by searching
YA but they will also come across it by typing questions
into google or other search engines.
posting can be much trickier. If you make a mistake or
two it is very possible that you get kicked out for good.
Here are tips for posting on forums:
Do a google search of forums in your specific niche or
area of interest.
- When you find the forum do a quick check to make sure
it is an active forum and people are actually posting
there. Do this by looking at the amount of posts in the
- VERY IMPORTANT. Go read the rules
that all forums have! The idea of forums is to get a group
of like minded individuals together to help each other
out. If it is evident that you are only there to self
promote you will get banned so quickly.
- Forums you are
looking for are the ones where you are allowed to post
your link in your signature line and are heavily active.
If you leave your link on a certain forum that doesn't
mean that you should immediately dismiss that forum, but
you may want to consider looking for another forum.
Forums will have different rules for posting links in
your signature line. Some forums allow you to do it right
away, others require you to do a certain amount of posts
before you can post a link. Whatever you do, follow the
rule. When you are allowed to post your signature do so
by going into your member profile and adding it.
a keyword as your anchor text in the link in your signature.
- Contribute, contribute, contribute. Get in there and
add value to the forum. The more people see that happening
the more they will pay attention to the link in your signature.
It also builds a great deal of credibility in your niche.
- The idea behind forum posting is to drive targeted traffic
because this is your target audience, but it is also a
great way for search engines to see lots of incoming links
coming in from important sites.
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