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Do signature backlinks still help?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by lwseller, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. #1
    Do signature backlinks still help?

    Is that a spammy link building or not?

    Need some advise from seo experts

    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    lwseller, Apr 30, 2017 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Agent000

    Agent000 Prominent Member

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    no
     
    Agent000, Apr 30, 2017 IP
  3. ReviewFlux

    ReviewFlux Greenhorn

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    I hear people say 'no', but that's not what I see on my site.

    I'm still populating my site (2 months in), if I make a new post & it has no backlinks of any kind then it takes 9 days to rank in google with a showing in about position 90 for the target audience.

    Same kind of post, same audience, with 2 backlinks from forum signatures only (so nofollow links) sees that post ranked in 3 days, with a position around 50. With 3 comment backlinks also (so a total of 5) I get ranked in 2 days and in position 30.

    I've repeated this test a dozen times in the last 2 months with the same results - so yes they still help. I know other links are better, but this is easy to do for yourself & gets the ball rolling.
     
    ReviewFlux, Apr 30, 2017 IP
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    Sited Well-Known Member

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    yes they do but googles algorithm takes into account quantity. if you have too many backlinks from a sig (and they can check if its a sig backlink or in the main post since thats just one div in the code) they will reduce it

    not recommended but its still a cheap way. its 15c per post if you hire a foru. poster and no one would do this except indian posters
     
    Sited, Apr 30, 2017 IP
  5. ErgoPrime

    ErgoPrime Greenhorn

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    Signature links are a great way to promote your newest articles or your offers, but not really for link building. They are spammy and not recommended for long-term SEO strategies.
     
    ErgoPrime, Jul 3, 2017 IP
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    SEO effect might be minimal, but you can get traffic from it, if it's related to that forum.
     
    tetrapak, Jul 3, 2017 IP
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    Sumit_Singh Active Member

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    Signature links and links from forum site violate the Webmasters Guidelines but some SEO use it as a link building technique and do not get banned. Strange but true.
     
    Sumit_Singh, Jul 8, 2017 IP