Forums Are a Waste of Time

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Forums are most often a waste of time for affiliate marketers. You not only have to muck your way through hoards of useless replies (moderators let users post a lot of stupid one liners), many or most forums do not allow affiliate links (except, sometimes, in your signature). I hate it when forum posts/replies get top rankings in search results; I do not go to forums for trustworthy or authoritative information. I think most forums spam the search engines, in one way or another. Sure there are some really good forums for professionals on the Web, but posting in forums really does not do that much for your Pagerank. And a good many forum moderators can be quite petty and judgmental, even insulting (they do not really take a good look at your websites, but are happy to come up with spurious and unimportant snap judgments). Who needs the irritation? You probably work harder than they do, anyway. (I mean who wants to me a moderator? Testy high-school students? Wannabe security guards?) In general, you are better off joining social networks, particularly those devoted to business. That being said, you are welcome to post your affiliate links in the new Click Dollars Money Forums