“Ten Commandments” of Forum Marketing

 

There’s a right way and a wrong way to drive traffic to your CPA promotions through forum interaction.

These tips are quite simple, but they basically comprise the “Ten Commandments” of Forum Marketing… and – a bonus – they can also be used for any type of traffic generation – not just specifically for your CPA campaigns.marketing-strategy-image

Here they are…

Thou Shalt:

1. Make sure that what you have to say in answer to other peoples’ posts is helpful, helpful and, above all, always helpful, if you join a forum
2. Make sure thy sites are populated with really valuable, original content that pops people’s eyeballs out with delight
3. Only drive forum traffic to your CPA promotions through your approved and allowed official forum signature
4. Only drive forum traffic to your relevant blog site or website – not directly to your CPA promotion
5. Always check the forum guidelines!

Thou Shalt Not:

6. Link directly to your CPA advertiser and his promotion
7. Put a link anywhere in your post or answer, unless so allowed by the forum guidelines
8. Get involved in opinionated, negative discussions that detract from the “expert” persona you want to present
9. Send forum members to websites of yours that are not really relevant to the forum’s burning main topic
10. Waste thy efforts on a forum that doesn’t allow signatures containing links

Taking care of these 10 basic commandments will make sure you never violate any of your chosen forum’s rules (which would most likely result in finding yourself banned!)

It will also position you as the “go-to gal” (or guy) expert in that forum’s niche topic. And ultimately, this will be your biggest traffic generator and buzz-spreading machine of all.

Little-Known CPA Strategy

 

You know all about driving traffic to your landing pages by using social networking to spread a buzz on platforms such as Facebook or Twitter. But have you ever considered using Facebook for more direct CPA marketing purposes?

The truth is, Facebook is one of the most under-used marketing platforms there is, judging by the lack of internet marketer visibility. There is so much more you can use it for than simply “spreading the word“.

One way I use it is to create my own Facebook ads – those little ones you see in the right-hand column on your Facebook page. You’ll notice they’re targeted to your interests – and Facebook makes it very easy to create one, virtually walking you through the process, and allowing you oodles of control.

But one other very concrete – and incredibly lucrative – way to make money via Facebook is to create a simple Facebook application – then not only reap the rewards directly but monetize it with strong CPA campaigns you choose yourself!

And before you click away with a grunt of disgust, thinking: “I’m no programming and coding genius”, let me quickly point out 2 key factors that could make this a much more sensible suggestion than you might think!

1. Facebook really does like to make things incredibly easy for its users! You only have to decide to create an App, and – as with ad creation – it virtually walks you through the process! (Just check out the Facebook “Developers” section.)

2. If you really don’t feel up to the task of creating one yourself, it’s easy enough to post a project on a platform such as rent-a-coder.com and hire someone who knows PHP or JavaScript to create one for you. (Your part in the process will be really simple: Tell the coder what App idea you’ve dreamed up, negotiate parameters and price on his contract – making sure he knows he’s releasing all rights to you – and providing a site where the App will be hosted.

After your App is up and running on Facebook, that’s when you monetize it with your own highly-targeted CPA ad campaigns!

Just think of harnessing the power of Facebook and its millions of viewers – all pre-qualifying themselves by being attracted to your App in the first place, and choosing to engage. (Think of your CPA commissions!)

And if you’re still wavering, do yourself a favor and read the Wiki for further information. Because if Facebook App creation is something you’re willing to invest time and commitment to, that’s where the really huge commission figure potential lies!