To start off, you should know what a backlink is. When you link your website to an external source this creates a backlink. Creating a backlink through forums is a very tricky but also a very popular and successful link creation method. The trick to create backlinks and get the most out of them is to make your site worthy of it, make sure it’s easy to access, easy on cross devices and easy to understand. If not, google bounds your growth and it becomes difficult for you to get the most out of your backlinks.
The Optimization of sites
- Take care of the procedural errors
These errors have a very detrimental effect on the backlinks and hence your growth as Google monitors everything about your website and can significantly reduce your progress.
- Make sure your content is captivating and meaningful
The content is at the heart of everything. It’s the core of writing and even the point of everything written here is to provide you with content that’s relevant and informative to you. Make sure the content you write is valuable to everyone who reads it or to anyone who is looking at it for guidance.
- Make it all relevant
Along with the quality content you make, be sure to make the site relevant to the forums where you are backlinking to. That is because Google checks for the relevancy of the forums to the backlinks and due to that if there are not enough relevancies you can get penalized for it. Even make sure that the theme of that page matches the forums.
- Do not backlink to controversial forums
Forums with a controversial or questionable background should be avoided at all costs because the disputes of those titles can affect your backlinks for the worse. These forums should be trustworthy and respectful so the backlinks even at the worst doesn’t get into any disputes.
- Take help from the Social media
Not having them won’t hurt your site but having them will surely help the credibility of the website and also help increase your user base to the site. Social Media websites like Google+, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Pininterest, Instagram are a few of the must haves but having a link up in other minor Social websites cannot hurt.
- Keep it niche related
You have to keep it all related to the forum theme, always. Creating comments on the same forums bloggers also help a lot. Try to make relationships with the bloggers and keep interacting with them; it is sure to help you get more viewers to your sites. Make sure your backlinks are spread out so it’s easier to be found. Make a name for yourself in the forum by making friends and creating new and innovative threads that are obviously related to the niche, this will help create credibility among the forums and will surely lead to more response. Earning respect always goes a long way.
- Be respectful, original and don’t spam
Be original about the content because it’s what this is all about, the content and creating highly original content is hard due to the daily increase in contend and increasing plagiarism. Respect other bloggers and you will get respect in return which will be beneficial to your backlinks which you will directly notice as you see your viewership increase, slowly but surely. Follow the forum rules to the book and don’t ever spam because these are the reasons which will get you banned from the forum as it is not tolerated by the admins of any forum.
- Steps on how to create backlinks on forums
Niche related forum search So the first step to create backlinks that work to your benefit you need to find the forums that match the base theme and the content of your sites and JUST the forums that are related to your website, site backlink on irrelevant forum or irrelevant site on a forum are a no go as google will make it harder for you to make your website grow as a whole. To help this as just a small tip, if you want to search for food related forums, type ‘food inurl: forum’ in the google search box and it will initiate a google search of food with the word “forum” somewhere in its url.
- Get acquainted with the rules
Once you start making posts and creating backlinks, you will spend a lot of time on that forum and maintaining it. Being in the forum creating posts and replying to others while maintaining quality content on your own website will not be an easy task and will require your active participation to the forums or all the forums where you backlink from. Also make sure if that forum enables you to backlink, if not it’s advisable to skip on those ones.
- Register, confirm and verify
Register for the website by most likely “Sign Up” or “Register” buttons generally located at the top left or the top right of the forum. Fill in the entire details and be honest, thorough and detailed because to create a credible base you need to give in all your details. Confirm your email ID and then wait for the admin to confirm your ID because mostly they don’t let you create threads unless your details are credible enough and they give you the green flag to get started.
- Post and Grow
Go through the rules one last time before posting to avoid getting banned from all forums and then post your niche related thread. Make sure to write in your link so your website starts getting noticed, this kind of links are Post Links and the other type is Signature Links which are a special setting somewhere in the forum setting and are easier to imply.
Content may be very important but backlinks lay the foundation of your websites as they mean nothing if they are not found by people or search engines. Backlink helps give them a place where they a noticed, and help them appear more in searches. Let your content be seen.