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Does Google recognise signature links?

Discussion in 'Google' started by robin maheshwari, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. #1
    Hiiiiii

    Does Google/other search engines recognise signature links in forums? And how do they it treat them?
     
    robin maheshwari, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  2. haveseo

    haveseo Member

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    Yes. All search engines see and index backlinks in forums or any other pages. As i told, Google and other search engines index signature backlinks and these links will be counted as links for your website.
     
    haveseo, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  3. FREE BET

    FREE BET Peon

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    #3
    they are not all that in terms of value but they cvount
     
    FREE BET, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  4. robyries

    robyries Well-Known Member

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    as I know some forum has put nofollow on signature,.. and google doesn't count as a back link

    CMIIW
    Roby.
     
    robyries, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    nix288 Peon

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    They do count, but the value is severely watered down.
     
    nix288, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  6. Puneet Singh

    Puneet Singh Peon

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    Yes forum signature links are valuable .... in SEO but they should not be nofollow ... :)
     
    Puneet Singh, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    mchrest Active Member

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    They are valuable on this site and many other high authority sites
     
    mchrest, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    webmindz24 Peon

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    yes, it counts.. go active on digitalpoint forum!
     
    webmindz24, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    theleathercollection Peon

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    Yes it does count, I'm waiting to get up to 10 posts to throw my links in my sig! I checked my Analytics account and the backlinks from Forums/Message boards appear as a Referral Link.
     
    theleathercollection, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  10. Barre Tire

    Barre Tire Peon

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    It is not that they don't count it is the fact they do not pass pr juice if they are no follow. Whuch doesn't mean squat they are still valued.
     
    Barre Tire, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    T-34 Peon

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    Almost all links that can be posted not by site author but by any other user (blog comments, forum links including signatures, etc etc) don't work as as good as links in author's content (blog post, for example) even if they are on the same page.
     
    T-34, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    togotutor Active Member

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    Yes, Google does recognize the signature links in the forums. And also a good way to increase the backlinks.
     
    togotutor, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    lifeplayer Notable Member Premium Member

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    Yes, backlink is still backlink no matter where is it from
     
    lifeplayer, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    Montreal Classifieds Member

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    I don't believe google recognizes link if it is part of body or signature, and if site is forum or blog. All google see is html page and any link on it will be taken into consideration.
     
    Montreal Classifieds, Oct 21, 2010 IP
  15. Lovely

    Lovely Well-Known Member

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    Forum signature count in Goolge and other search engine, but the signature need to be dofollow. You can see that when you check your Google webmaster tools.
     
    Lovely, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    ahmerkhan Greenhorn

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    When Google Bots Crawl finds a URL then it look for an attribute dofollow, nodofollow.
    dofollow = The URL is reliable source and not spam.
    nodofollow = URL is unknown, no guarantee, don't vote for this website, unreliable.

    :)
     
    ahmerkhan, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    Sxperm Well-Known Member

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    Even Google does recognize signature links but they are not that powerful as it were before. Most of links that considered as "easily manipulation" is being devalued all the times. Only quality editorial links will be given the weights.
     
    Sxperm, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    Sure ,it's a kind of backlinks . If the forum you link from has a high PR, it will benifit your website's PR a lot.
     
    april198474, Oct 21, 2010 IP
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    Google and other search engine index signature backlink and these link will be counted as link for your website.
     
    crudeexperts, Oct 22, 2010 IP
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    Yes Google counts signature links in forums. They are treated as other back links like you get through articles and blogs
     
    diyakapoor, Oct 22, 2010 IP