I didn't mean to imply that forums, Facebook or Twitter were short term tools.
If utilized properly they can increase traffic faster than Article Marketing, which I also do.
I can do some very long winded posts so Article Marketing is a cinch for me.:lol:
What I mean is, some will come onto forums or whatever and use it as their personal advertising site and start hammering at members to "buy my stuff".
First that's very rude and defeats the intended purpose of the forum.
Forums such as this are intended to help others, not sell the members a bunch of stuff.
It is more than adequate monetarily wise to just put a link in your signature and utilize the Forum for it's intended purpose, learn from the others there and if possible, lend a hand in answering questions.
If someone clicks on your link,, great.
If not, you still have a back link which still has a value.
If the forum is a credible forum such as this one, it makes the back link even more valuable.
The more back links you have in related/credible places the higher your site can climb in the search engines.
If you give the forums what they need and that is useful content, they'll give you back what you need,, the privilege of allowing you to display your link in your signature for a back link and the occasional member clicking it.
It's a win - win situation. :D