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Are those good backlinks or not?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by lwseller, May 12, 2017.

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    Hi,someone told me to do forum posting backlinks with not anchor text,the anchor text will be the domain name itself.The forums will be in USA but the website will be in and rank in europe

    The forums are very old and with a lot of traffic

    Are those backlinks good to increase rankings or not?
    SEMrush
    The positions the website has are 4-11 on many keywords

    I am trying to find some natural backlinks to boost rankings on top

    Thanks
     
    lwseller, May 12, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Agent000

    Agent000 Notable Member

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    Forums links are typically useless as backlinks.
     
    Agent000, May 12, 2017 IP
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    Forum links are only beneficial if you're an active user with some presence and the forum should be related to your field somehow.
     
    Vig, May 13, 2017 IP
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    lwseller Greenhorn

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    lwseller, May 14, 2017 IP
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    The best backlinks are the ones that ou have nothing to do with creating: the ones that are given editorially because of the quality of your content. The search engines are constantly tweaking their algorithms to reward sites with those sorts of links.
     
    Agent000, May 14, 2017 IP
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    You need to be careful - if your backlink profile is only made up of sig links and 1000's of them with no stronger links that will raise a flag to google. Whereas a strong diverse backlink profile with a few forum links from related sites sprinkled in will be fine.
     
    Highlandspring, Jan 27, 2018 IP
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    As far as ranking on Google, the forum links are next to useless. But for if you care more about 3rd party tools, DA/PA, etc, then every link seems to count.
     
    usasportstraining, Feb 3, 2018 IP
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    Google does seem to place importance on the total number of referring domain names, so it maybe that sig links done if the right way count towards this total and therefore give an indirect benefit. It is important to select strong forums with a high DA score rather than weak ones.
     
    Highlandspring, Feb 4, 2018 IP
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    Don't waste your time in forum posting for the backlinks. Do some quality works for the quality backlinks or natural links. Forums are not for building the backlinks.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Feb 4, 2018 IP
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    you will still have anchor text - your domain name. Is it good or not? For successful seo campaign try to replicate natural user behavior, sometimes people use naked links, sometimes anchor text, very rarely people use anchors like ' buy xxx product online' think about it.
     
    Lauriat, Feb 6, 2018 IP
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    Also don't believe people who say forum links are useless, yes most forums are no=follow, but some are do=follow and they carry good value as long as they are contextual and relevant.
     
    Lauriat, Feb 6, 2018 IP