I'm A Lurker, Should I Sign Up

Modified on Sat, 04 Feb 2023 at 01:20 PM

Hi there lurkers!

Yes we know you’re there. We’ve got tons of visitors who come to BHW every day without a registered account. You are most welcome here - in fact, loads of our members start out lurking on the forum for a little while before they decide to sign up. Because we value your attention (and let’s face it, your traffic), we thought you might appreciate a helping hand that’s just for you.

As a lurker, you can’t actually do anything on the forum (duh). But you can still read all of the nuggets of advice and IM goodness that we have to offer. When you think about it, starting out as a lurker is the safest way to ease yourself into our forum. You can still get some really great IM/SEO insights and ideas, all while you become familiar with the way we do things around here. By the time you’ve got a question and you’re ready to ask it, you’ll probably be more comfortable with our rules than a lot of our other newbies, which means you’re less likely to do something silly and get yourself an infraction.

Our newbie guides are going to be really useful for you too. There will be a lot about what you can and can’t do at different levels of membership but in amongst that, there’ll be some handy tips for you too.

Like, where to find useful general information in each part of the forum.

How we’ve structured BHW.

What all of our acronyms mean.

See what I mean? Plus, the more you read about our forum, we’re pretty sure you’re going to want to sign up. Yes, you can read our threads while you’re lurking, but you can’t benefit from the freebies and offers that members get, and you can’t sell to our community of specialists (also known as a captive audience). We also have partnership programs and carefully selected offers with providers - you can check out our partnerships, but you will have to register an account to do that (aren't we sneaky?).

Lurking is a great way to find out if BHW is right for you. Lots of our users actually end up joining because they've been lurking for a while and they've discovered that BHW has a very unique community with an equally unique sense of humour. So go forth and lurk, we won’t rush you to join us, but we’ll be glad to have you when you do.

BHW guide: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/something-for-the-lurkers.1038223/

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