It’s that word “Promotion” it grabs you and sucks you in, it makes you believe that you are doing something that will really help your forum get noticed in that ever long list of pages on Google, that you want to climb to the very top of !
So how much do you an administrator benefit from being on a promotion site, in truth the answer is very little, shock, horror I can see it all over you face, so lets look into a promotion forum.
Lets say for arguments sake that you want a review of your forum, if you have picked a promotion forum like the most popular one “Forumpromotion.net” that will cost you around 150fpcash, and how do you get FP cash, well by posting in the forum of course !
So lets say “Forumpromotion” pays you 2fpcash per post, thats 75 posts, before you can request a review, how long will it take you to submit 75 posts ? given that you don’t get paid for posting in all sections, only some, of course could try spamming the forum with one liners, or one word posts to get the count up quickly, but of course they have thought of that and have MODs to stop you doing it, and they will delete your one liners as fast as you can post, eventually putting you on post moderation, so the process becomes slower.
When you do get to request your review, you would expect it to be carried out by someone who has had a modicum of success, within the forum world…. well actually no you don’t, the person doing your review is probably about 15 yrs old, and can’t spell success yet alone achieve it, in fact the only reason they are on FP as a reviewer is because they never have had a successful forum.
You could of course forget the review, and order a posting package, again this will cost you more FP cash, so more posting is involved, there is of course no guarantee that the person completing the task has any knowledge of butterflies, or canoeing in the Alps, but that isn’t a problem to the Admin, you just get pure drivel as posts, so yet again more time wasted.
Even if it only took you 3 hrs to submit those seventy five posts, and that’s going some, you would have spent it better, if you had just sat at your PC and done nothing at all for your site, however if you had spent those three hours adding content to your site, or creating backlinks on blogs in your niche, you would have done three hours of untold good to your project.
The only winners in the Promtion Forum are the owner, he makes money out of you, everytime you visit it adds to his traffic, it adds to his stats, he gets the deep link searches that Google like to see, and above all he gets the $$$$’s from the advertising company, don’t believe me, this is what one promotion forum owner bragged about making on his forums in just one month with Buy, Sell Ads
[02:45:33] N********: Ill pick thousands 😉
[02:45:37] B********: u dont get results in 1 day
[02:45:38] B*********: sigh
[02:45:56] N*********: Nevertheless, $5,000+/mo from BSA outweighs adsense
Visiting promotion forums only make sense if you use them for your benefit, and to be honest, there are no benefits, most of the links on them are no follow, most of them are spammy, have few visitors, and most of the traffic is bots.
All you do by posting on them is give them content, you are much better employed, putting that effort into your own site.