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back-links in forums signatures?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by parttimer, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. #1
    I am very much a new comer to webpage development and search engine optimization and have a query about back-linking. If a person has for example 2000 posts and the add a link to their signature, does this classify as 2000 back-links? or is there something I'm missing here. thanks. also if i was to post my link here like so http://www.parttimejobshq.com is that deemed a backlink or is that what's classified as spamming, liable to get one kicked off a forum? many thanks
    SEMrush
     
    parttimer, Apr 21, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. manish.chauhan

    manish.chauhan Well-Known Member

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    So far what I have analyzed is the Google considers every signature(on a page) a backlink..:)
     
    manish.chauhan, Apr 21, 2009 IP
  3. seohelp

    seohelp Peon

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    #3

    No, it will not be counted as 2000 backlinks as you add a signature after doing 2000 posts, which means your all postings before 2000 posts wouldn't show any signature. It is only after you have posted 2000 posts; and then you continue posting will your signature appear and serve as a backlink.
     
    seohelp, Apr 21, 2009 IP
  4. bogs

    bogs Active Member

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    as far as i know not all forum posts are count as backlinks.. besides google don't show all BLs..
     
    bogs, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  5. nadavbentor

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    All of them count but they lose thir value after a few
     
    nadavbentor, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  6. magda

    magda Notable Member

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    In theory all can be counted as backlinks - in practice, if you're got loads from the same place, google will start ignoring after a few hundred. Plus, from the sort of forum that has loads of sig links, they're not very high value - their main use is getting a page indexed quickly if it's a frequently crawled site.
    Whether or not it's spamming depends on the rules of the forum - on dp, as you've just demonstrated, new members can't post live links. After you've been a member for a while you can add a signature link.
     
    magda, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  7. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks Banned

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    I doubt you'll get high PR back links from this, but yeah, I try to always keep my website in my sig for this reason :)
     
    Alex Brooks, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  8. seo-neon

    seo-neon Peon

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    Nope, not all are converted into relevant backlinks. some are just ignored by spiders.
    I know some of the forums needs to have at least 20 post to have a sig in which you could make a keyword linked to your site but not all of your sig links are counted as backlinks.
     
    seo-neon, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  9. Journey

    Journey Peon

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    Agree with this.. Only few forum posts are considered as backlinks by Google..
     
    Journey, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  10. Komicwords

    Komicwords Well-Known Member

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    you can ue this tools http://www.backlinkwatch.com to check back your backlink,GOOGLE yet listed all the links you can find the link with site:yourdomain.com
     
    Komicwords, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  11. huongmeo

    huongmeo Peon

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    Anyways, I thinks forum signature BLs is not efficient.
     
    huongmeo, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  12. mortgageloan

    mortgageloan Peon

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    ya can also use yahoo site explorer..thats also gud for checkin backlinks..
     
    mortgageloan, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  13. flsprojects1

    flsprojects1 Peon

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    #13
    yes every signature is consider back link
    you can see in webmaster tools back links
     
    flsprojects1, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  14. reinvaldez

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    #14
    Another hint if you're going to place your links on forums. Select Do-follow forums sites, .gov and .edu forums. :)
    Good Luck on your SEO venture.
     
    reinvaldez, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  15. edgray

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    From my experience Google does seem to recognise most, if not all signature links. You would need a hell of a lot to improve your PR though. But every little helps!
     
    edgray, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  16. jasoncreja

    jasoncreja Guest

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    Yes Google consider all backlinks from the signature link of Forums.
     
    jasoncreja, Apr 22, 2009 IP
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    consider but inefficient
     
    asher_gben, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  18. amuthavalli

    amuthavalli Peon

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    i agree this point
     
    amuthavalli, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  19. ankur420420

    ankur420420 Active Member

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    Hi

    Google would consider those links but it would not help much as all the backlinks would be from the same place and this would not be of much value

    thanks,
    Ankur
     
    ankur420420, Apr 22, 2009 IP
  20. Divergence

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    If you have 1000s from a highly valued forum, would that improve things from Google's perspective? Or are they still devalued at some point?

    Does google differentiate sig links and post content links?
     
    Divergence, Apr 22, 2009 IP