Go Back   Web Design & SEO Company > SEO

SEO Search Engine Optimization, this section lists articles and tutorials on Search Engine Optimization for various Search Engines including Google, Yahoo & MSN. We provide SEO hints, tips and other free goodies to help you optimize your site and to start ranking well in the Search Engines.

Reply
 
  #1  
Old 08-08-2008, 10:39 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 77
Default Forum Sig?

Do forum URL signature serves as a backlink?
Reply With Quote
Top SEO Tool
Harvester and Mass Blog Commenter
Blog Comment Software

  #2  
Old 08-15-2008, 06:35 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by criphaze22 View Post
Do forum URL signature serves as a backlink?
Yes it can be counted as backlinks but it would be useful if you would use anchor text on your link sig.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-18-2008, 01:50 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 85
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by criphaze22 View Post
Do forum URL signature serves as a backlink?
Yes definitely!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-20-2009, 09:46 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by criphaze22 View Post
Do forum URL signature serves as a backlink?
Yes they would count as backlinks. However this forum seems to be utilizing the nofollow attribute, so even though it has a live link, the value will not be counted.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-21-2009, 12:25 AM
Dan Schulz's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rgurtzman View Post
Yes they would count as backlinks. However this forum seems to be utilizing the nofollow attribute, so even though it has a live link, the value will not be counted.
And even if it was, the value would be next to nil.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-14-2009, 11:41 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7
Default

A wise SEOer will always put anchored links in his/her forum signature. Remember that the words used as the link text should be what you want people to find your website with. Mine is a debt manegement blog, so my sig should include those keywords like "how to clear debts" etc.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-14-2009, 03:59 PM
Dan Schulz's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Posts: 68
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Clear Debts View Post
A wise SEOer will always put anchored links in his/her forum signature. Remember that the words used as the link text should be what you want people to find your website with. Mine is a debt manegement blog, so my sig should include those keywords like "how to clear debts" etc.
Actually, a wise SEO will know that forum signature links are practically worthless from an SEO perspective.

Really - they are.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-15-2009, 07:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 108
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Schulz View Post
Actually, a wise SEO will know that forum signature links are practically worthless from an SEO perspective.

Really - they are.
I agree with what you said Dan. It's true that if you just rely only on forum signatures your ranking won't skyrocket. However, as a SEO, even if it is not as helpful as others it still can help. It can be also a form of advertising. Especially if you are a popular person in forums like yourself, Dan, many curious people will click your link.

*remember that Google already said that nofollow links are no help in PR sculpting. It can help, however, in traffic.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-15-2009, 05:50 PM
Dan Schulz's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Aurora, Illinois
Posts: 68
Default

While it's true that it can be used as a form of advertising, marketing and promotion, the topic of this thread deals with optimization, which is another beast entirely.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-17-2009, 05:19 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Default duh

it seems pointless joining and post in forums without URL signatures.
Reply With Quote
Top SEO Tool
Harvester and Mass Blog Commenter
Blog Comment Software

Reply

Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why this seo forum few people to read? daniel160 SEO 1 08-12-2015 01:37 PM
What is the benifit of forum posting???? deepak SEO 4 08-31-2009 10:04 AM
Spam Posts on the Forum JohnS0N Taree Internet Support 7 08-01-2009 12:37 PM
NEW user of this forum andrew0081 SEO 1 07-24-2009 11:11 AM
New to this forum elyfrank SEO 3 04-28-2009 11:56 AM
URL in Forum forms adminravi SEO 5 11-11-2008 09:09 AM
guideline of forum posting marketraise SEO 1 10-27-2008 07:08 AM



Knowledgebase | SEO | Free Scripts | Free Wordpress Themes | Free Graphics

eval gzinflate base64 decode | SEO Addons


Forum time zone is GMT. Currently it's 09:50 AM.

SEO - Top



Web Design & SEO Forums