Among most of the other ways of increasing traffic to website/s, forum posts or articles are a great way to increase traffic.It basically depends on the forums that you are using,the traffic varies accordingly.Forums can be a great way to fetch high traffic, also if you are successful in increasing the trust of others on the forums,you can bring high volume of organic traffic to your website/s.
Ofcourse gaining an authoritative position in forums takes sometime.Your replies and responses to others queries matter a-lot.It also depends on how well you are able to suggest solutions to others problems.Having good knowledge of your niche is of utmost importance to earn a level of trust in the minds of forum mates.
Its important that you have a professional signature in your forum.It should be designed such that people get curious to find an extra information onto your website by clicking the signature link. Inaddition to this, it is equally important that you maintain the atmosphere of the forums. One should posses an attitude of helping others at the same time try to add some humor to the conversation.Everyone likes a decent humor and can add a positive healthy mood to others as well. Bear in mind that you do not hurt the emotions of fellow forum mates while doing so. It is advised that you keep yourself aware of the conversation happening at the forum and make others feel your presence. This can add majorly to your reputation and the way others perceive your words.
As the time passes by, you will start earning a fair amount of traffic by the way you interact with others.
There are many forums present on the Internet that you can join or you can even start your own forum. For that you will need to order a decent web hosting package and install a CMS (Content Management System) such as vBulletin, PHP BB etc. You may ask the web hosting provider to get any such application installed on the server.
Some forums also allow you to link your blog to their forums, therefore as you might already be working on the Off-page SEO campaign by blog or article marketing, this provision can double your chances of fetching high traffic.