How To Promote your Blog in Forums without Turning into a Spammer

by Place for Bloggers

blog reply spammerHow many times we see comments in forums that look like:

very nice

Those kind of forum replies considered as spam.

Many new bloggers search Google for forums related to their blog niche and start bombing with backlinks to their blog, usually as part of a signature, thinking those will drive a lot of traffic to their blog. Reality shows different.

Next time you reply in a forum consider the following tips.

Be valuable and contribute something in return.

Don’t just comment on the first thread you see. Use search box to find a question on a topic you know. Even if you aren’t sure,  suggesting an answer is fine. No one expect you to give the ultimate answer in any reply.

Choose your forums based on their traffic and credibility

  • When replying in a forum with a lot of traffic more people will see your answer.
  • Highly rated forums are more likely to appear higher in search engines results.
  • Forums published by a known corporation (e.g. forum) are considered with valuable content. People are more likely to click links in such forums.

One link per reply is enough

Even if you feel you have more than one link you can contribute to the discussed topic, choose one. Remember the goal of replying is bringing visitors to your blog. Show related posts and increase the time users spend on site.

Use keywords as part of link text

  • It will help you increase your pagerank.
  • It helps to create catchy links.
  • It help you mask the URL of your blog

Sometimes post reply in forums without leaving a backlink

Why is that important? don’t know if you believe in KARMA but sometimes it is good just giving without receiving .

Another reason is for that time you’ll cross the line and a forum moderator will take a look in your replies. In such a case those replies might prevent you from being banned. But you’d better play by the rules.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

macmcoco March 17, 2012 at 5:47 am

I am going to promote my blog. You good advice


Ryan Bug February 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

Thanks to this article writer, I have try your ways to get my backlink on forum.. It’s sucesful ! I get about 10-20 person visit my blog after i thread the post at forum..
Thanks again


Myrna Ganda February 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

I think you are rigth in theory on points 1-3, but in practice its not often to see real dicussions and open forums in comment sections.
I think a bit of the problem is that a lot are commenting just for the link back to their site.
A lot of commentors just decides what to write without even considering if there is a discussin or question earler on in the comments.


kaki abdou September 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

this article is awesome i’ll start in the ways i advertise my blog and thanks a lot because i’ve already been banned twice


Backlink Checker July 4, 2011 at 10:58 am

This post was indeed an awesome one. I’ve encountered a lot of spamming when I was still a beginner, but now, I’m starting to learn from all of those helpful articles like this. Thanks!.;)


Hassan Raza March 20, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Thank you very much for this info!


Place for Bloggers May 6, 2010 at 10:10 am



siderwheypROTEIN October 23, 2009 at 10:17 am

hi, the information in this site is very useful.

I feel good seeing this kind of website being established.



Ang September 29, 2009 at 1:10 am

Its gonna be a long road with a lot to learn but fun along the way.


raj September 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Thank for your valuable advice.


tradereader September 27, 2009 at 6:37 am

Yes you are right many people use this formula to generate their back link. so they just write small text and they URl which they want to promote but at the end of day people surf for good content and information may missguide due to this


AutoAlert September 25, 2009 at 6:31 am

A very important piece of advice by the author.I did the same mistake and was criticize for trying to promote my blog. I guess one has to learn from one’s pitfalls.


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