When i started my blogging career i spend a lot of time in forums, just to build a few links for my blogs. In forums i read different threads about forum posting, every one was saying that forum posting is not helpful for link building. I was still busy in building links through forum posting. Now i am happy that thanks god i did not stopped forum posting, because i got benefits.
I notice 3 three things in my blogs success just because of forum posting.
As a blogger you will always need traffic for your blog. Traffic is blood for a blog and every webmaster works day and night just to drive traffic to there blogs and websites. The positive thing about forum posting is, that the more threads you post, the more comments you post, the more traffic you get from your contribution. That is what i did and got daily regular visitors from forums.
2. Click Through Rate
As every blogger want to earn money from there blogs using different Pay Per Click programs. One of the popular among all PPC programs is Google Adsense. Being a active member of some popular forums i notice increase in Click Through Rate for my Adsense Ads.
For one of my blog, for which i was trying to get high ranking on search engine. I achieved my aim, by just posting valuable information in forums. Where i got links in signatures for my blog. So if some one is saying you that forum posting has no value, then he is 80% wrong.
Because if one is going to spam a blog, and just need backlinks from forums then forums are not going to help. The only way to get benefits from forums is to add quality in the existing discussions, Starting your own threads to share useful information and Respecting senior members of the forum.
Forum posting can help you in getting high rank position for average keywords. If you are a newbie then it is recommended that join popular forums and post valuable information along with links in signature. Dofollow Forums
For me forum posting is very effective, if you are thinking that forum posting is just a waste of time. Then share your thoughts here through comments, so that our readers can know that why forum posting is not effective.