I have always wondered how much traffic is generated via forum signatures to those members who have several thousand posts in a quality community like SitePoint. I notice clicks here and there but I typically use forums on an as need basis therefore don’t accumulate many posts.
Could any active members share a ball park or shed some light on the subject?
If When you read the FAQ entry Avatars you can will learn about custom avatars here at SitePoint.
BTW. Signatures here at SitePoint currently have no value as backlinks in terms of PR. But if you make good replies, and have a link that captures someones interest enough, you just might get some traffic from it. Then if the content is deemed valuable, someone might just give you a link on their own site.
you can get a huge traffic from forum posting. people can click on your signature and more over google concider signature as a backlink coming to your websites and put on high result when your website is searched by your keyword…
I’ve gotten alot of traffic and alot of clients from the signatures on my forums posts. The key is to become an active member of the community and sharing legitimate information. You can always tell who’s in there just to create some backlinks and be on their way. No one respects those posters, and they’re certainly not going to click on their link.
Networking aside, there is alot of great information in forums that can really help you.
He’s right. There’s no value in forum posting when it comes to link building. Forum posting can be good if you are building your subscribers list. Once you become credible on a particular forum, people will start to recognize and trust you. Put a link of your squeeze page where you offer a valuable free report, and you start building your list already.
I have 2 more accounts from other forums that has more than 1,000 posts, and building my subscribers list using forums really works for me.
Well, In my opinion signature links in forums are one of the most effective ways to build website link popularity and back link count. When used properly, signature links are cost effective and quite useful way to improve website traffic, back links and overall link popularity.
This is really a good question. I have accounts in almost 10 popular forums and i post about 5 posts to each of them every day. In my experience, the forum signature bring few traffic to my site, usually less than 10 in a day.