What About Forum Commenting?

 

Ok, so there are many ways that you can build links back to your website, and I’m pretty sure that we have all heard about forum commenting.  It is truly one of the fundamentals when it comes to building backlinks, but is it worth it?

Well, in short: NO, IT’S NOT WORTH IT!

If you want to be able to leave a link on a forum, most of which are no follow anyway, then you have to:

  • Sign up as a member of the forum
  • Confirm your email address
  • Personalize your membership
  • Read all of the TONS of emails that they will send to you
  • Finally write your first comment

AND YOU STILL HAVEN’T EVEN POSTED A LINK YET!

Most forums, to discourage the practice of forum backlinking, have set up a minimum requirement that all members must reach before they are able to post a website link.  So your answer to that problem might be posting your link IN your comment; but in any quality forum (the type that you want to be in) the members will consider you a spammer, and your comment will be deleted.

Or, you could go to one of those crappy forums where you see backlinks EVERYWHERE!  The problem with that is that the forum is already considered a low quality website, so even if the forum allowed you to get any “link juice” (and trust me, they wouldn’t let you), it would’ve already be sucked completely dry by the thousands (yes THOUSANDS) of links that have been posted on the site.

So if through all of that you still don’t completely understand my viewpoint on forum commenting, or forum posting, allow me to clarify.  It takes up all of your time, just to put up one link that gets you no “link juice” and will probably be deleted anyway.  You could literally be doing anything else in an attempt to grow your business, and it would UNQUESTIONABLY be a better use of your time.  Forum commenting is a waste of time, and a waste of money, and as Mr. Krabs from Spongebob always says, “That’s just sick!”

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