You may think this is way outdated and now it’s time for only using the latest social media platforms to leverage your online community. But Neil Patel in one of his marketing eBooks says “Message boards may sound boring and dull because they’ve been around for years, but they are still effective.”
I’ve personally never used message boards before reading his manual and wanted to research more about the topic and landed on some great blogs which I have listed below for your information. Those blogs discuss the advantages in detail and you may understand how using message boards to build community will help you standout as an expert in any field you choose and drive more traffic to your websites.
List of Blogs for You:
Yesterday while listening to Ryan Holiday’s talk at the TNW (The Next Web) I’ve come to a realization that on the web you can build authority very quickly if you choose the right channels and create an expert voice.
Watch his talk below for more and learn the dirty secrets about “How a Media Manipulator has successfully condition his voice to handle large online media channels” It’s one of the best talks I watched and pretty inspiring if you are interested about learning how to create noise and get attention.
If you are curious, there are millions of message boards on the Internet and there is one for almost every topic as online resources shows.
Further explaining on the eBook, Neil says “If you can leave messages on popular boards like “Yahoo Message Board” and give people good advice, it can drive a lot of traffic to your website.” So this will be something I’m starting immediately and I advise you to do the same share the experience with me or go to Neil Patel’s personal blog, where you can learn a ton of online marketing secrets.
One of the examples he brings in his eBook is Timothy Sykes, who is a well-known figure in online marketing communities for using message boards to build community and made his website popular. It’s said that through message boards, Timothy drives over 5000 visitors to his website each month and this has led him to create an online business that generates over $150,000 a month in revenue.