7 Steps to Traffic from Google Groups
Google Groups as a communication tool is plenty fun and useful, as is. But can you get a bit
of a traffic boost as well?
Sure. Maybe not in the way you think…
Join Google Groups if you haven't already. Join discussions if you haven't in a while. It's
going to be more difficult to apply theory to an experience you haven't had. The Google
Groups experience is similar to participating in forums, but it's not exactly the same thing.
And, as we say in Vegas, you can't win if you don't play.
You're not going to make much happen by lurking. Say something smart. Get to know other
people. Start a group of your own in an area that's needed and invite people you know.
Not an expert? So what. Ask questions instead and expand your knowledge. If you don't
want to become a guru, you can always find one to interview through Google Groups and
then post it on your site as a traffic draw.
And guru or not, the more your name is out there, the more people will be curious about
your profile, or your link, and end up at your site.
3. Leave a link in your signature – where appropriate
In some Google Groups, such as those set up for article distribution, you'll be encouraged to
leave your link. In others, you may be specifically asked not to do so. Learn the rules of
each group and abide by them.
4. Fill out your profile.
This is new at Google Groups. There's a space where you can talk about yourself, and put
your web link. No matter how restrictive the group is about web links, no one can keep you
from putting your link in your profile.
Remember to be specific about what you do at some point in your "About Me" space.
5. Find Groups that are made for promotion and networking
How? Search for phrases like "submit articles", "network" or "promote". Groups that have
these in their description are going to be of great help to you. Then sort by topics you're
interested in or knowledgeable about as well.
Once you find these groups, don't be afraid to jump in and take action. Read the