Finding Forums That Cover Your Niche

Finding Forums That Cover Your Niche

Forums that cover your niche subject are an important resource that can help you run your business.

You can use them for:

  • Networking with people who share your interests
  • Get content ideas by following which conversations attract the most interest
  • Drive people directly to your website by putting links in your posts and signature
  • Getting questions answered
  • Finding potential content contributors
  • Finding partners who can help you commercialise your website e.g. by jointly writing books, creating courses, etc.
  • Getting valuable back links to your website from links in your posts
  • Find people who can help you with your business e.g. web designers, marketers, etc.

Forum Etiquette

  • Before participating in a forum spend time following some threads to get a feel for how it works
  • Try to make thoughtful and valuable comments
  • Avoid pointless and meaningless comments like ‘good post’, ‘I agree’, ‘lol’, etc
  • Avoid blatantly promoting yourself, your website or your products
  • Choose the best forums and participate regularly

How Can You Find Relevant Forums

My first port of call is Big-Boards ( This wonderful site lists hundreds of forums covering every conceivable subject.

Next I do a Google and Yahoo search on the subject keywords + forum.