I do a huge amount of work in forums for my clients because I see it as an important part of search engine optimisation. Not so much for link building, although it can have a profound affect when carried out correctly as I discuss in the article Forum Link Building – What Not to Do, but because it brings visitors from the forum to the website I’m working on.
Before I start, an explanation. Spinning articles means taking one piece of text and running it through computer software so it looks like a different piece of text but still on the same theme. This makes it possible for some SEO companies to offer 100 articles for $100 or the like.
Shock and gasp, “building backlinks doesn’t work?” Well in some situations no. Here I’m covering one of the most common issues my clients talk to me about – “I built lots of backlinks (not spammy ones) but my website still doesn’t show high up in Google”.
Many internet forum discussions are full of very questionable advice – I’ll explain why and how you can spot a genuine comment
I’ve got to say the SEO bandwagon has become ever more extreme over the last 18 months and it is this that has finally moved me to start blogging. It seems like an easy bandwagon from the outside – big bucks for easy work in a poorly understood industry.