Here are some practices that could translate into forums-exposure success:
1. Register on relevant forums
If you own a business related to dating, what is the purpose of joining forums where most discussions are about gaming? On the other hand, a web designer could easily promote himself on different niche forums while, in the end, any business needs a website, right? Stick to this plan and search only for your industry related forums, active, with medium-high number of members already registered. Also, use your profile to make users getting to know you better, from bio to photos, everything will add a little personal touch to your profile.
2. Help, ask, start discussions
Being registered on forums does not mean you shall only respond to different threads just to share your link through signature, posts like “interesting, thanks” bring no real value to the community and second make you look like a runner for links, that is not the way. Like when creating content for your blog, research a little one subject and start a discussion that could turn into a popular one. Hint: always subscribe to the threads you have started and come back for new replies.
3. Be consequent in posting
If you are not consequent in posting, results will not appear. Posting 1 reply today, another after 3 days and so on it’s not the best way to deal with forums. Create a posting plan and stick to it, if you decide to post 2 times a day then do that, nothing less, more is better though.