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9:31 am on Dec 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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hey

sir tell me benefits of forum posting.is it equal to social bookmarking.

10:05 am on Dec 23, 2009 (gmt 0)

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If you are planning to post on forums specifically for seo then that is spam. Forum owners will quickly ban you.
10:53 pm on Dec 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but forums (like this one) are for getting help, giving help, and engaging in discussions -- and nothing else.
11:13 pm on Dec 26, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It is about:

- getting help with tricky problems
- returning the help to the community
- getting to know the community
- social interaction
- a resource for all your site development needs

1:39 am on Dec 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator mack is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



sir tell me benefits of forum posting.is it equal to social bookmarking.

No!

Forums are generally topic specific communities where people with a common interest can help each other and discuss topics related to the forums theme.

On WebmasterWorld we discus everything related to web development. Its not just one way help. If you see a post that you think you can answer, please feel free to do so. That's the amazing thing about this site, many members have been here for years. At first they are new to the industry, now they are regularly helping the next generation of webmasters.

benefits of forum posting

None unless you do so for the right reasons. :)

Mack.

9:31 pm on Dec 27, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There is a difference between "forum posting" and getting involved in a forum. Anything done in bulk or anything automated is going to have very low value in the long run.

If you become part of a commuity you will get benefit from it. I make a good living because I got involved in this forum. Once you get involved in a forum you will build a reputation and people will seek you out to use your sevices. If you help people out on forums others will seek you out for help.

7:52 pm on Dec 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well... Indeed there is one non-spam forum posting benefit. It's using a signature. (If it's allowed). You can generate useful content in your posts and your signature will attract people to your site. :)

Irene.

7:57 pm on Dec 28, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's not just generating "useful content" in your posts. It's about becoming an active member of the community. Not an easy thing to do. Anything less may be removed by vigilant forum moderators.

Here's a discussion about posting to social networks as a way to build links [webmasterworld.com].

9:22 am on Dec 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Well... Indeed there is one non-spam forum posting benefit. It's using a signature.

Signatures are *quintessential* spam: Offering no real value to the other members, and done only to benefit the spammer (poster). It's exceptionally tacky. Besides being self-promotion at its most blatant, it also wastes valuable space, and for no good reason (to other forum users).

That's why I don't allow sigs in the forum I manage -- they add no value to the forum. Some users insist on violating the no sigs policy by *manually* typing in a signature. It's just sad. Of course I remove the sigs and if the user persists they get banned.

As soon as people stop thinking, "What can *I* get out of this personally, everyone else be damned?", the better.

9:28 am on Dec 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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>>>As soon as people stop thinking, "What can *I* get out of this...

The world is not black and white. Every situation is not the same. There are some scenarios where a signature link makes sense for the forum owner. There are some niches where it does not.

1:56 pm on Dec 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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>Signatures are *quintessential* spam:

I agree with Martinibuster that they are not always spam.

What if:
- creating a signature had to be opt in by junior members (eg: someone who has been around the site for awhile and contributed)
- viewing said signature had to be enabled by any member that wanted to see signature.
- you could block a specific users signature or a whole group of signatures?
- what if the code was already written and tested? ;-)
- but wait, there's more... look for this and MORE in 2010 ;-)

10:40 am on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Okay, then signatures are just *usually* spam. :)

On boards that allow sigs, people often make worthless posts just so their sig will appear. Ugh.

1:07 pm on Dec 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Signatures are *quintessential* spam: Offering no real value to the other members, and done only to benefit the spammer (poster). It's exceptionally tacky. Besides being self-promotion at its most blatant, it also wastes valuable space, and for no good reason (to other forum users).

Agreed. Most people will attempt to answer questions they aren't knowledgeable about just to promote their site with a signature.

Nothing degrades a site more than tons of self-promoting signatures(and animated gifs).

8:06 pm on Jan 18, 2010 (gmt 0)

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depends what forum you are talking about.

On Domain sale forums or dating forums, the more you post, the more attention you draw to your domain names (if you use a signature and post below each post) or your Profile on dating sites... so it all depends

 

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