How To Use The Power Of Forums And Google Alerts To Drive Traffic To Your Blog

Forums are an efficient option to gradually get hold of quite a few long-term traffic to your website, on the other hand, the issue is that with forums, it may be way too straightforward to spend all day posting and rapidly it turns into a huge waste of time. Suddenly, you might be spending eight to ten hours each day posting on forums and just forming at first 15 to twenty clicks. How do you utilize all of the forums have to provide, how do you get a few of that visitors once more for your site without it taking all day? And the solution is to mix Google Alerts and forums. Google Alerts is a service that lets you display keywords that Google indexes on the internet.

For instance, you run a blog that talks about online gaming, and if someone mentions online games somewhere or they point out a selected game like Poker and you want to go and say, “I have Poker right here free of charge,” that’s an excellent feature. Correct? And it’s really time-consuming to each and every single day to search Google. As a substitute, do arrange a Google Alert. You arrange a Google Alert for the word “Poker”, and if any person mentioned the phrase “Poker” anywhere on the web, you may bounce in and respond to that.

With Google Alerts and forums, you’ll be able to merely reply that give the simple rapid answer, you might be able to provide analysis for improvements to make a brand new website, and you can also overcome well-liked objection other people have and are asking about on these forums. With the Google Alert, you put up alerts for “Poker” or possibly even your web page’s determine or your exact name. That manner, if anyone mentions them in any place, you can also bounce in.

With Google Alerts, you are able to set either an immediate alert or a once-a-day alert. You probably have a game to your website that may be highly regarded comparable to Poker, then you definitely can set a Google Alert for that to only email you as soon as possible. If there are hundreds of recent pages on Google with that word, you’ll only be notified as soon as possible and you may click on one easy link, go to the discussion board, and provide your response. I’d be putting inside the phrase you might be looking for plus the phrase “forum” throughout the Google Alert. It’s an easy means to leap in and no longer essentially have to freak within the forum frequently, simply go where you might be needed.

Next, you can conduct a research to improve the site itself. If any individual is complaining about the website online about the way it does that almost all internet sites don’t grasp over, then you can glance into changing up the tool or outsourcing an improvement in order that it shops a prime score. That may be how you can research enhancements to your existing products.

Another use for Google Alerts and forums is to overcome a typical objection. As an example, any individual might be posting on a discussion board, “I want to be a part of this game, but I don’t need them to start out promoting my address or sharing it.” If any person is citing that, then you’ll be able to jump in and say, “Effectively, that may be what other people most often think, however, I’m using this service that does not permit me to share and that is the proof, therefore, your email address is totally safe.”

They usually would offer you concepts for things to add to your autoresponder pre-sells or your sales page, simple problems going guess despite things in position, people don’t learn all of the pieces you write. It’s always a great idea for us to go to forums. If any person mentions a specific sport or online games or your website, particularly you can answer their objection and get further individuals be mindful of your website while disarming their objections.

That is how you mix Google Alerts and forums. Arrange Google Alerts for issues inside your website online, your niches, your identity, or your blog particularly the phrase “forum.” That way if it’s mentioned anyplace on the internet, you’ll be able to get notified, you’ll be able to jump in and send a simple solution, research an improvement in your site, or triumph over an objection to get them into your site.

Gary David is a full-time Internet Marketer that specializes traffic building. Learn how you can use the most advanced web 2.0 websites to drive maximum amount of traffic possible to your website. Find out exactly how you can start driving traffic today.

60 thoughts on “How To Use The Power Of Forums And Google Alerts To Drive Traffic To Your Blog”

  1. I have been using google alert all along, is the fastest way to get latest news on anything you did want to know, and I highly recommend it for anyone who doesn’t want to be left behind in the marketing world.

    1. Interesting views. Never tried Google alerts so far. Going to sign up for it right now to get some traffic to my forum(guess that works the same)

      1. Lakhyajyoti says:

        Me also never tried google alerts.I am new to blogging world.

    2. I agree. It’s the fastest way to jump in immediately and provide insights.


      Gary David

      1. If you want to save your precious time than I highly recommend to use Google Alert and Google reader both.

        At least once in a day you should check google reader and you will come to know what is happening in your niche and field.

  2. Great idea. Posting on relevant forums is key for marketing success. Many people just dont realize this, posting anywhere and everywhere. Forums in general are community to learn and share. However some traffic aint bad anyways.

    1. Yes would love to give a try to your forum as well.

  3. Traffic free says:

    Definately good choice these Alerts.

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      Really its cool service.

    2. Making Google work for your internet marketing efforts rocks! Google Alerts is definitely the way to go! WooHoo!

      1. Do not forget to add Google alert with that otherwise your email address will be full of emails and alerts.

  4. Nice article – some very useful tips, especially with using Google Alerts. One question though – is this a spun article? It’s somewhat difficult to read, English-wise.

    1. My thought exactly. A simple search on “google alert” and “forum” came up with this article:

      1. That’s pretty disappointing to find a spun article posted as a guest post on John Chow Dot Com.

        1. see my full comment below.

          One suggestion: maybe John should remove teh post and replace it with an article of his own, so we see the Mogul’s view on this

          1. May be John was too busy in Freelance Camp, that’s why such article arrive.

            But however we can not expect such things and such silly mistakes here.

            Because no date specified in the blog ( ) but when we checked the cached it was showing 31st May and this article also published here on the same day … so this is interesting

      2. Yup, I just had a look at the copy and it is poker instead of pacman, bounce instead of jump….definitely spun. I think this is a bit rude, although we have to figure out who spun who here ๐Ÿ˜‰

      3. Wow, that’s pretty disappointing. I’m surprised that John would allow content like this in the first place. If that’s the best we can do with guest posts, I think I’ll submit some things :p

        1. You can also submit original ones … and I am sure you do not want to repeat the same stupid mistake.

    2. Addy Kho says:

      just want to check how to have an avatar on the comment??

      1. Lakhyajyoti says:

        Go to gravatar dot com

  5. A forum owner says:

    lol! So you are essentially saying that you use Google alert to get notified about forum threads related to your niche and then you go ahead and spam them?

    I deal with spammers like you on a daily basis and can happily say that not even a single one of your type of spam ever gets through!

    Now why don’t you go ahead and write a “guest post” about how to effectively comment spam blogs!

  6. Good post, I tried that a little bit in the past, but not with forum. I’ll try that!

  7. Good tips John will implement them into my website to increase traffic.

    1. In my opinion everyone who owns a website online should utilize Google Alerts. It’s free! And gives you tons of insight when you use it right

  8. Addy Kho says:

    yes, google alert is good. It also allow people to build links on the relavant websites. By the way, how to have the avatar on the comment?

    1. Lakhyajyoti says:

      It si new for me .I’ll try it.

      1. Ya I’m going to try it out.

  9. Laura Burke says:

    I’m sorry, but I don’t get it. This post doesn’t seem up to John’s normal standards. If it’s this easy to get a guest post on John Chow’s blog, I’m going to go write one this minute!

  10. I agree forums are great and the Warriorforum is the king of all forums. Make a signature link, and contribute to the forum for some nice targeted traffic.

    1. Guess its time I sign up there ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. addykho79 says:

    Reading: @johnchow How To Use The Power Of Forums And Google Alerts To Drive Traffic To Your Blog –

  12. Good tips John will implement them into my website to increase traffic.

  13. SEO Results says:

    Hi guys. There are nice tricks being given away here! There is always something special to be found on John Chows Blog. Leveraging the power of Google to achieve your own devious goals really appeals to the internet marketeer within me, but the insight to utilise their services fully often eludes me. Blog posts like this serves to really enlighten me.

    And now I have to say – Great post, thanks


  14. Simon Bunker says:

    The english leaves a little to be desired! I was hoping that this was going to be semi useful but because of the poor English it did not flow and was at best difficult to follow.

    I get the gist of it and yes it is a great idea – however it would have been a whole lot better if it was legible. John maybe you could write this with your own spin on it?

  15. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Another nice post from you John.

  16. Free Picks says:

    Thats a brilliant tips to increase traffic

  17. That’s an awesome idea. The only problem is, if you setup an alert for poker, you will receive 100,000+ emails every day :). If the point is to reduce the time involved, I’m not so sure this will do it – you will be even more overloaded. however, setting up something more specific might work well.

    1. That’s exactly what I tell people I talk about this with. In order to use these Alerts successfully (and without tons of emails) is to set up very targeted words and phrases.

  18. PPC Ian says:

    I agree with everyone that the English could be improved, but the tips are great. As someone who’s trying to step up his commenting game, I find this highly relevant.

  19. I just know if we can optimize Google alert like that. Thanks for bringing it up. It is surely important to improve my blogging further.

  20. With some thinking otuside the box Google Alerts can be used for market research and help gather data which would normally take someone a long time to gather. Thanks for the excellent tip.

    1. I totally agree on that, for my part I use it for having news on differents topics for a personel use.

  21. Couldn’t have said it any better. I’ve been Google Alerts for a while now after watching a presentation by Mike Filsaime.

    I recommend everyone set up a Google Alert for their name (if it’s not too common) and all of their domains they own.

    Every time someone mentions your name or website, you can immediately receive an email telling you where it is online so you can look into it yourself.

  22. Old stuff, but good to get a reminder on it.

    What i am a bit worried about is the quality of the text. it looks like it has been run through a content spinner at least 10 times and then translated to turkish, japanese and then back to english.
    @John: don’t ruin your nice and well regarded blog by posting content that doesn’t match the high quality standards your visitors are accustomed to.

  23. Rob Begic says:

    Good tips, been toying with google alerts for some time now..

    That said, I agree with previous comments regarding quality…

  24. CouponCorner says:

    Posting on forums is a great way to get website visibility. Be careful not to over post or you and your website domain may get banned.

  25. Emily says:

    I never even knew about Google Alerts until literally just now, so thanks to you!

  26. Caleb says:

    Google Trends is another good resource to use. All you do is look at the freshest topics and keyword phrases being blogged about and write a post on that..of course it will help if your blog is already regularly indexed ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. That’s also a great way to get into a market not everyone knows about right away!

  27. See this is another technique Ive never been able to master. Although Ive never touched Google alerts, I just cant make forums work for me.

  28. Truly good site to pay attention to at least for me. The only question I have, why don’t you send that article to social bookmarks? It may bring much traffic to this blog.

  29. stanley says:

    I have found a really good way to drive traffic through google trends and relevant forums. All you have to do is check out the latest trend on google, then make an interesting post on the subject with unique content and post a link to your cpa offer(using signature). Was able to make $30 in a day.

    Forums definitely have a lot of power on google.

  30. Forums can be one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website.

  31. Never thought that Google Alert and forums can be combined to generate traffic. Nice strategy.

  32. Duckeldanny says:

    good tips John, I think I try Google alerts to get some more traffic

  33. Any reply from John about this spun article.

    Theme of this article was great but however not fully satisfied.

    1. No reply yet … surprise …

  34. Ary says:

    While I was reading I was like: yeah I agree… true.. correct, then I realize that I already use Google alerts ._.”

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