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· May 9, 2011

Lack of moderation, absence of meaningful discussion and bad advice are just few reasons why DP Forums are a poor choice for serious entrepreneurs.

DigitalPoint Forums, because of their popularity, are usually the first destination for entrepreneurs looking for business forums online. I have┬árecently┬átested DP Forums in detail. Here’s the good and the bad of what I found…

The good

Unfortunately, this is where the good ends and the bad starts…

The bad

Using DP forums for marketing

To test the power of DP forums, I used a simple sentence in my signature line that read, “Visit my personal blog at chodak.com”. From the day I joined on April 19, 2011 until today I made 87 posts. From these posts, I received altogether 25 visitors to my site and one subscriber to my e-mail list.

Granted, my signature was a very simple one and didn’t carry any marketing punch whatsoever. But, considering the fact the DP forums has Alexa ranking of 185, I consider 25 visitors out of 87 posts a very poor results. Although, to be fair, I don’t expect other forums to perform any better.

Conclusion

My conclusion is that the DP forums are a waste of time for business owners who are not specifically focused on Internet marketing. And, even if you are online based, you will need to do additional research into your questions outside of DP forums if you are not sufficiently Internet savvy, just to make sure you’re not going to act on bad advice. My rating for DP forums is 2 stars out of 5 (the only reason I don’t give it a single star is because of its ease of use and standardized features).