Do you need more traffic for your website? Do you like free offers? Do you want recognition? All those things you can get with forum marketing. But in order to be successful, you must follow some basic steps. Just read on.

The first thing you need to do is to find forums for your specific niche. How you may be asking now? Just go to Google and type in “marketing + forum” where marketing is your niche keyword. Select forums that interest you and register in as many as you can.

The next step is to go to your account setup or the profile section in each forum, where you will put your signature file. This is the area that you will use to put some advertising for your business. An example of this is: “For free marketing tips just go to”.

Do not try to sell your products or business to anyone in the forum or the forum moderator will delete the post and you will lose your opportunity to get some free exposure. The correct approach to advertising in forums is to help others by answering questions or making comments on whatever is being discussed.

Try to go to the most visited section of each forum in which you are registered and then begin resolving problems, answering questions or making comments. Every time you make a post in the forum, your signature file with your link will appear. This will cause you to get many clicks and backlinks to your website. Viola, instant exposure!

There are also sections in many forums where you may post articles that you have written. I recommend that you do this as much as you can. In a short time, if your articles are insightful, you will be recognized as an expert in your niche. Many forums have a system that will let you know when you have gained this recognition.

Also, an added benefit of forum marketing is that you will be getting free offers from the members of the forum. For example, we recently got an offer for reviewing an Ebook about internet marketing. We got the book for free and we only needed to give some ratings to the authors if we liked the book.

If you use the forums in these ways, you can get website traffic which could prove valuable and you may get free offers and the recognition you desire.