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Forum links are natural or Not?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Ashley Sally, Oct 8, 2012.

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    I have a Online Shopping Website. And I am using forum posting for Search Engine Optimization of this portal. I am using Signature link. Can this is the natural links or it is the unnatural link according to Google Guideline or New update Penguine.
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    These are good for my website or bad according to Google Penguin
     
    Ashley Sally, Oct 8, 2012 IP
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  2. David Frankk

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    #2
    After the new Penguin Update, forum links are considered a bit of a spam and have lost credibility.
     
    David Frankk, Oct 8, 2012 IP
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    HI

    Forum link are natural for promote your website.
     
    abhishekabhi, Oct 8, 2012 IP
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    It should be natural. I have never heard about credibility stuff.
     
    Alex Warren, Oct 8, 2012 IP
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    OSSEO Active Member

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    Its Natural but Nofollow , But keep in mind nofollow also good back link for traffic & Search ranking as well.
     
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  6. Alex Warren

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    Not all. I have found couple of dofollow forums.
     
    Alex Warren, Oct 10, 2012 IP
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    forum links are relatively easy to obtain, thus google has made them less valuable compared to hard coded links from actual websites.
     
    BusinessFrame, Oct 10, 2012 IP
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    All forum links are not consider as a spamming.
     
    kevinloyed, Oct 10, 2012 IP
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    Traditione Well-Known Member

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    Usually the spam concern from forums comes from the forum admins and mods themselves, not search engines handing out penalties.

    That said, pointing forum links to your main site is silly. It's both lost effectiveness and if you have a bunch of do-follow forum backlinks (either sig or profile) that you throw on your main site suddenly, you're going to get flagged for the amount of backlinks, but not really where they're from (unless it's a porn/gambling/pharmacy forum)
     
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    Forum links are Natural and it always helps you to promote your keyword ranking.

    Thanks,
     
    seocrat, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    Yes, the signature link is absolutely natural. No worries over there pal.
     
    nufox, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    Forum links are considered natural links. Links are only considered "unnatural" by search engines if you have a lot coming from sources that are not related to your site/niche.

    Hope that helps. Have a good day!
     
    affilorama, Oct 11, 2012 IP
  13. govind sharan

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    I think that, forum posting are not for getting back links, It is only for sharing your views.
     
    govind sharan, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    I feel that when it's considered spam is when you have all your anchor text the same in the forum posts. I don't use anchor text I just use a naked link. I have not gotten penalized at all :)
     
    ninjamtlt1, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    As long as you are naturally contributing... not being spammy, then they are natural! :)
     
    mmm555, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    Forum Posting links are natural for promoting your website. It is one of a white hat activities.
     
    cvyas, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    Yes absolutely, The forum links are very natural and it gives more quality backlinks to your website and also getting good traffic. No doubt on that go ahead with Forum Commenting and also you should focus on Blog Commenting which gives also effective to your website..
     
    roversin, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    If you are doing white hat SEO...
     
    sunnypaul, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    yes Forum links are natural but "nofollow"
     
    clarie.texas, Oct 11, 2012 IP
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    I think Forums links are high level links as compared to the other, and these are natural links too. You can collect your links by forum posting also because it is one of the activity of white hat search engine optimization off page technique..
     
    karanj128, Oct 12, 2012 IP