October 30, 2014

How to Find Great Communities, Forums, and Blogs in Your Industry

To market your company effectively, you need to find out where your target audience is. In this post I’ll show you how you can do this. I like using examples, so in this case, I’ll assume you sell Star Wars merchandise.

How to Find Niche Communities

1. Go to Ning and search for your keyword.

2. Use this Google query: [your kewyord] allintitle:join

3. Use this Google query: [your kewyord] allintitle:”Sign Up”

4. Do a search on Facebook and filter the results by clicking on “Groups”.

5. Search for LinkedIn groups by choosing “Groups” from the drop-down list and then entering your keyword in the search box.

6. Use these Google queries:
· [your keyword] social network

· [your keyword] online community

How to Find Forums

Use these Google queries:

[your keyword] discussion boards
[your keyword] message boards
[your keyword] “powered by phpBB”
[your keyword] “powered by vbulletin”

Then filter out forums with little or no activity. Do this by checking out when the last thread was started and how many views/replies each thread has.

How to Find Blogs

1. Google “[your keyword] blog”

2. Filter out all the blogs that don’t have any traffic. There are basically three ways you can do this:

· See how many comments each post has. Very few or no comments usually means not many people read the blog.

· Look for the TweetMeme button. Just a few re-tweets for each post usually means that the blog doesn’t have a lot of traffic.

· Check their estimated traffic on Compete.com.

About the Author:

Zeke Camusio is a serial entrepreneur, Internet marketing expert, published author, speaker and founder of an Internet Marketing Agency in Portland, OR.

About vincent

James Vincent is a serial entrepreneur who owns a small network of websites. He enjoys blogging, designing and coding.

5 comments

  1. It’s so important to find and utilize blogs/forums/communities in your niche and target them in order to gain the most visibility for your brand. Great advice here!

  2. Blogs and forums are a particularly useful place to connect with people in your niche and share what you have to offer. Communities are generally set up for socializing but some marketers can be successful with them.

    Kind regards,
    Brent McCoy

  3. Hello thanks for sharing nice tutorial on how to search this usefull tools to link building.I too have list

    http://searchengineland.com/21-link-builders-share-advanced-link-building-queries-29848

  4. I’ve found your post very useful in doing linkbuilding. I really appreciate your effort for this.. Thanks for sharing..:) I will come back often to read more of your upcoming post. Keep safe!

  5. How often have you been told the money is in the list, the money is really in a buyers list.

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