Selecting a Bloggers Forum

Forums for bloggers require bloggers to register and sign in or become a member. This membership provides them with a point of connection with other bloggers and sense of belonging to an online community. Additionally, the forum experience often leads to opportunities to form blog centered relationships, and to increase traffic flow to blogs.

In forums for bloggers discussions tend to be focused on Blogging,  Blogging Platforms, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media, Website Hosting, Software and Programs, Promoting Your Blog,  and Making Money. Most also provide categories and/or subcategories for socializing.

The reasons most bloggers have for becoming a members of blogging forums are:

  • to find answers to blogging questions;
  • to share blogging information;
  • to connect with other bloggers and to form blog centered relationships;
  • to  promote their blogs and increase their readership.

The reasons most bloggers choose to leave blogging forums are:

  • lack of critical mass required for community building;
  • an abundance of spammers, and trolls;
  • lack of effective moderation;
  • low signal to noise ratio;
  • lack of effective blog promotional opportunities.

Selecting a forum

Selecting a forum for bloggers that suits your needs in terms of blog promotion can be a challenge. There are many ways to measure forums. One is by counting its active members, and another is by measuring how effective moderators are at removing spammers and trolls. If a forum community is too small there will be an insufficient critical mass to sustain it. If it’s too large  the  forum atmosphere  maybe too noisy, too cliquey, or otherwise problematic.

Darren Rowse of problogger recommends:
Spend some time today searching for forums in your niche. Once you find them, join up and start participating. The key is to spend time being as useful as possible to the forum. Your main activity should NOT be leaving links to your blog but answering questions, making connections and generally being as useful as you can to other members of the forum. — Join a Forum and Start Participating

Patrick O’Keefe,  author of the book “Managing Online Forums,” a practical guide to managing online forums, communities and social spaces emphasizes making sure that you are at least allowed to link to your site in your signature and  provides four simple rules for generating traffic from forums.

Below is a list of blogger’s forums and information obtained on October 16th, 2009 by using Self SEO.

(1) Authority Blogger Forum

PageRank 0/10
Alexa Rank 69,870
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 1
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 60,300
Results from All the Web 59,600

(2) BlogCrash – Community Forum For Bloggers

PageRank 3/10
Alexa Rank 1,705,367
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 49
Backlinks from Yahoo 13,805
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 50,300
Results from All the Web 21,700

(3) Blog Mastermind Forum

PageRank 3/10
Alexa Rank 73,536
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 772
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 40,600
Results from All the Web 40,200

(4) BlogCatalog Forum

PageRank 6/10
Alexa Rank 300
Listed in DMOZ Yes
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 8,636,216
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 30,100,000
Results from All the Web 24,800,000

(5) Blogger Forum

PageRank 5/10
Alexa Rank 97,471
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 88,093
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 79,500
Results from All the Web 44,800

(6) BloggerBuster Forum

PageRank 0/10
Alexa Rank 15,356
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 0
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 33,300
Results from All the Web 32,700

(7) Blogger Talk Forum

PageRank 2/10
Alexa Rank 360,162
Listed in DMOZ Yes
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 112,920
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 115,000
Results from All the Web 103,000

(8) Bloggeries

PageRank 3/10
Alexa Rank 27,879
Listed in DMOZ Yes
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 197,801
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 488,000
Results from All the Web 445,000

(9) Blogging Tips Discussion Forum

PageRank 5/10
Alexa Rank 21,089
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 82,410
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 210,000
Results from All the Web 190,000

(10) Bloggst Forum

PageRank 4/10
Alexa Rank 902,301
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 2,292
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 179,000
Results from All the Web 66,400

(11) Blogher

PageRank 7/10
Alexa Rank 13,950
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 438,959
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 7,330,000
Results from All the Web 6,920,000

(12) Digital Point Forum

PageRank 4/10
Alexa Rank 241
Listed in DMOZ Yes
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 1,668
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 4,870,000
Results from All the Web 4,730,000

(13) Fuel My Blog

PageRank 0/10
Alexa Rank 67,581
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 37,356
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 273,000
Results from All the Web 238,000

(14) SitePoint Forum

PageRank 0/10
Alexa Rank 1,016
Listed in DMOZ Yes
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 960,052
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 12,000,000
Results from All the Web 11,300,000

(15) The Blog Experiment Forum

PageRank 0/10
Alexa Rank 293,489
Listed in DMOZ No
Backlinks from Google 0
Backlinks from Yahoo 9,206
Backlinks from MSN 0
Results from AltaVista 31,500
Results from All the Web 30,400

Reference: 10+ Best Discussion Forums For Bloggers
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20 thoughts on “Selecting a Bloggers Forum

  1. Yes I have heard of this new forum. The owner is a member of BlogCatalog. and he has a group at Blog Catalog to promote his forum. This post contains some information from June 05, 2009
    So I deleted my blog from Blog Catalog submissions

    blogengage forum
    PageRank – 0/10
    Alexa Rank – 22,552
    Listed in DMOZ – No
    Backlinks from Google – 0
    Backlinks from Yahoo – 105,248
    Backlinks from MSN – 0
    Results from AltaVista – 125,000
    Results from All the Web – 123,000

    Blog Directory, Blog Serp
    PageRank – 3
    Alexa Rank – 1,001,775
    Listed in DMOZ – No
    Backlinks from Google – 0
    Backlinks from Yahoo – 15,290
    Backlinks from MSN – 0
    Results from AltaVista – 324
    Results from All the Web – 321

    See also:
    blogengage traffic report 6
    quantcast estimated traffic

  2. Hey thanks for sharing those links! I joined a couple of the forums for blogging information and seo tips. A couple of the links are to dead sites which surprised me with the alexa rank and other stats they had. But oh well. Thanks a bunch! Dave

    1. Gosh, I checked all the links prior to publication and none were “404”. I also checked them again just now and they were all good links, although two took a very long time to load and I had to use “try again”.

  3. Just checking in on you TT – Hoping all is well – just traveled through YT and BC – had a lot of fun in Prince George! But thought of you on the way – and as we tried to make sure the money was real – cause it’s so colorful and the Twonies. Those were funny for us.

    Anyhow just wanted to say HI!

  4. TimeTheif, this is a handy list that I’ve linked back to in my post while talking about comments so it’s relevant :) Enjoy and keep up on the good work.

      1. You are welcome for this excellent blog. I placed an update in the body of the post so readers can be aware about your comment! Thanks so much for sharing it :)

  5. I know all the forums for blogger you gave are in English and I know how to search in Google. Sorry, but I’m not a fool. I was asking if you know forums for other countries who has English as their language like Englang because you are an expertise on it. I know how to use Google and I just asked you because MAYBE you know forums from UK. I have been searching the Google. Thanks for be so kind.

  6. Hello TT! I’m glad to see you working on that blog again, It’a very interesting and giving us alternatives to Blogcatalog. I’m searching for intelligent people and I’m tired of freaks and silly discussions. I have a suggestion for you: are there forum bloggers in English for coutries as an alternative for us? Hugs

    1. All of the forums I have listed above are English speaking forums. If you wish you can use Google to locate bloggers forums in other languages. Thanks for commenting.

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