Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Using Forum Posts As Unsolicited Reviews In Niche Blogging

As the title reads I said “used in niche blogging”, and I said this for a purpose. While it might be alright to take forum posts and use them as unsolicited reviews on websites, sales-letters..whatever, I personally have never done it. The reason for this is that bloggers quote whatever other people say, it’s plain and simple. So let’s put the pieces of this puzzle together.

I am going to use a generic health topic as an example here. While I hate entering niches for which I have absolutely no clue about, my marketing prowess seems to sometimes take over and I jump in ballzonies first. Case in point, I am getting my tail kicked in the anime niche. So many uniques and so little money coming in. I am working on trying to monetise better but so far, it’s been a rough ride. The easy part is traffic, how retarded is that? (Rant over)

Now we have us a blog on a general health niche. I used this ALOT back in the heavy blogging days. I say “back then” but it was just last year. I am gearing up to start it up again if I can hire some damn writers. The deal is really to just hang out in forums over the niche. No big secret but the trick is to find thread or post specific examples of products that have helped others. Utilizing the search function for thread topics and posts is one of the best weapons you can use in early research of entering a niche.

When you find these posts, make real careful note of them. Your next blog post, sales-letter or review can be right in front of your eyes. Seriously, how many times you seen the same rehashed crap on Internet Marketing Salesletters? It’s grown quite ridiculous, and while most people gripe about (as I am doing here), there is so much to learn and take away from these marketers. They are quoting or generalizing information that is already on the net. The same goes here when jumping into a new niche.

Just get over to the forums and start searching, heck if you have ideas already then you got search topics already in your mind. Get to searching as the social interaction going on is going to give you key points when trying to provide a solution at hand.

Now the cool thing about this is say you went to a forum where some had say toe nail fungus. Getting into this niche for me would be just as bad as anime. I have zero clue as to what goes on with toe nail fungus. If I head over to a forum that it is being talked about it in, I guarantee you within hours I have enough information to go make a website/blog or at least start doing some keyword research.

Another plus is that going to these forums, your going to get specific product names. Some of these products are so new that they are not even online yet. Now this is where you strike it hot. A lot of people miss so many keywords just because they do not show up in a keyword research tool. This does not mean it’s not being discussed. There are gems lying about and if people are talking about how something has helped them, you better bet your donuts that it is worth paying attention too.

Normally I do not participate in these forums. I just join and do my research. Quoting posts or reviews from there and providing a link back is basically the extent of what I have done. I bet you could easily get unsolicited testimonials from over there though. I know for a fact that some marketers just write ebooks based around doing this. It’s not a big secret, just a general tip on the possibilities.


Category: Forum Marketing
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8 Responses

September 8, 2007

I thought about this a few days when I was contemplating my blog that doesn’t exist yet. I seem to think of a million ideas yet I never put them into play. Anyways, what I thought was to take user reviews from another site and mix them into your site. You know how when you goto and you can search through hundreds of user reviews on products. Couldn’t you just search through and find the informative ones and put those as reviews on your site??

November 5, 2007

i’m eric. joining a couple boards and looking
forward to participating. hehe unless i get
too distracted!


December 1, 2007

Fat Loss Tip #3 – Do not eliminate fat from your diet.

December 15, 2007

I’m oOgerryOo.

Just saying hi – I’m new.

January 7, 2008

hello, i’m lizzy!

November 21, 2008

Great Post! There’s some excellent information in there and it’s given me a lot to think about.


July 17, 2009

What’s up, is there anybody else here?
If there are any real people here looking to network, leave me a post.
Oh, and yes I’m a real person LOL.


March 1, 2010

If you want popular your blog or website, share your opinion at forums. Nice post, containing useful information