How I got 7000 visitors from Digital Point Forums

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  • October 11, 2007
Patrick Altoft

Patrick Altoft

Director of Strategy

Webmaster forums are some of the busiest sites on the web. Digital Point is probably the largest with over 100,000 members and a huge amount of traffic every day.

Most people forget about forums as a traffic source and those that try to use forums run the risk of being labeled a spammer. Since June BlogStorm has attracted over 7000 visitors from Digital Point and its one of the most valuable traffic sources, even Shoemoney gets a load of traffic from DP.

DP forums

The easy bit

To start with you need to make sure you have your blog RSS feed appearing in your posts and that you use a nice signature (not spammy looking) that will make people want to click on it.

In my signature I have the words “Learn more at my internet marketing blog” so whenever I write a post people know they can visit my site to read more good stuff.


It probably goes without saying that the better your reputation and post count the more aggressive you can be with your forum marketing. Try some of the tricks I use as a newbie and you are likely to get banned.

The good stuff

The first trick is to make your posts auto bump themselves. By this I mean you need to get as many replies in the thread as possible so it always appears at the top. If you just post a link to somewhere the thread will get lost, if you post asking people to reply to get a cool product for free you guarantee a thread that never dies.

My response to people who want the linkbait guide is just to direct them to the blog.

Be remarkable

My best post was one about how to create thousands of links for free. This appeals to people on DP as they like free stuff and they want to create thousands of links without any effort.

The fact I had a good reputation meant people trusted the post, the fact they had to respond kept bumping it for months.

I directed everybody who was interested to my getting links using Google Images post and everybody loved it.

If you have any questions please post below. These tips apply equally as well at DP as any other large forum.

Remember, the only difference between a spammer and an aggressive marketer is their reputation.

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