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Does Forum Signature Helps SEO?

Discussion in 'Link Development' started by Mia2012, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. #1
    hello everyone,

    I would like to know if forum signature helps for search engine optimization ? if yes how ? Please list me some forums where i can use and benefit from it ?


    Thank's

    SEMrush

     
    Mia2012, Jul 9, 2012 IP
    SEMrush
  2. imfusa

    imfusa Active Member

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    #2
    It helps the search engine optimizations job, but it doesn't work if you do black hat methods like forum spamming. This will only hit you down.
     
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  3. lifeplayer

    lifeplayer Notable Member

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    #3
    signature link is helping more on explore your site, less on SEO
     
    lifeplayer, Jul 9, 2012 IP
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    aaronroofing Peon

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    #4
    Yes Forum links give you a backlink that can help your website.
     
    aaronroofing, Jul 9, 2012 IP
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    mehrun Greenhorn

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    #5
    Yes forum signature gives you backlink.
     
    mehrun, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  6. theopenalgorithm

    theopenalgorithm Peon

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    #6
    While forum links do in general aid your SEO efforts there are some reservations to be made. First of all if a forum uses the nofollow tag on sig links then they don't pass link juice and thus have no direct search engine benefit.

    Second, the quality of a link is paramount, thus a link from a low quality forum or even links from unpopular threads within a forum are worth less than links from quality forums and popular threads.

    Third, with forums you ideally want to be seen on threads that have quite a few responses, but with that comes more outbound links and resultingly more division of PageRank.

    Overall I would put forums down as an area of marketing with most value not in search engine benefit but in the direct traffic garnered from people clicking on those links in your sig, nonetheless theoretically these links certainly should help, to what extent nobody can tell you.
     
    theopenalgorithm, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  7. MoolaMails

    MoolaMails Peon

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    having forum links can help your websites rank in search engines. If you make well thought out informative posts than people will take notice of your signature and visit your website as well which can be more important than the backlink itself. Be active and help others on forums and your website will get more traffic.
     
    MoolaMails, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  8. seotop

    seotop Member

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    Only quality, pretty old and respected accounts with lots of posts will help your rankings (it's better to have such on a relevant niche forum). Also you can achieve a refferal traffic ;)
     
    seotop, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  9. newspopularity

    newspopularity Peon

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    #9
    maybe yes so i also do it
     
    newspopularity, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  10. Cyberdog1

    Cyberdog1 Peon

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    Yes of course it does and the more you increase your forum usage that greater feedback you get from the forum community.
     
    Cyberdog1, Jul 9, 2012 IP
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    JW1981 Peon

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    Works well for me. Though it's always a good idea to do some research on the forum you plan to post on.
     
    JW1981, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  12. JulioFabiano

    JulioFabiano Peon

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    #12
    Yes forum signature is consider as backlinks in search engine. Backlinks give good ranking in search engine. So Forum posting is good for create backlinks and get ranking result in search engine.
     
    JulioFabiano, Jul 9, 2012 IP
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    haaiamerica Peon

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    #13
    The do follow signature having to generate high quality back links to our page.
     
    haaiamerica, Jul 9, 2012 IP
  14. imgeek2727

    imgeek2727 Peon

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    #14
    Of course!
    How? By putting your signature link in any post that you'll be making in a forum.
    Some forums where you can benefit from it? Actually, based on my opinion, you can put signature links on 90% of all the forums in the internet. So you can pretty much just choose which forum you would like to make a post and put your signature link on it.
     
    imgeek2727, Jul 12, 2012 IP
  15. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #15
    You of course are assuming a search engine will ever see your signature.

    This forum (and many others) don't show signatures to users unless they are logged in. This means Google will never see your signature here. For example look how Google sees this thread:

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.c...ums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?t=2515005
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 12, 2012 IP
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    d-c-a Member

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    Try to find a forum with do-follow links (that shows them to google) that is related to the topic of your site - those will help some. Especially if you add useful information and your posts/threads get linked to.
     
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  17. dom19

    dom19 Active Member

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    Yes, forum signatures CAN help SEO, but not all the time (depends on the forum, relevancy, and how popular the site is), and while you may be able to get a large number of backlinks from each comment, they aren't as powerful as other types of backlinks.
     
    dom19, Jul 12, 2012 IP
  18. Eugeanne

    Eugeanne Peon

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    You will get quality backlink from it.
     
    Eugeanne, Jul 13, 2012 IP
  19. burnupinvestments

    burnupinvestments Greenhorn

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    The best benefit you will get from a forum link is referral traffic. Now this is huge if your websites related to what the forums about of course. The best thing is forum participation. The more people get to know you and find you trustworthy the more likely they will go to you for provided services and what not.
     
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  20. Traffic_Masters

    Traffic_Masters Well-Known Member

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    Its more there for targeted traffic, heres a real world example

    Last week I was looking for a SEO firm to take on a few projects, I ended up on the UK business forums looking for unbiased reviews of companies and noticed someone being very helpful in all the SEO threads, giving out really good tips and feedback - I looked below and seen he worked for a certain SEO company, I called them up later on that day and agreed on a monthly fee! All thanks to his forum signature

    So to answer your question, No forum signatures for the most, do not help SEO but, when used correctly they are great for gaining targeted traffic!

    Hope that helps
     
    Traffic_Masters, Jul 13, 2012 IP