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Anyone linkspamming with forum profiles?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by SpazzyMcSpazz, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    I noticed most of the forum profile links are follow, but they don't show to non-registered users. They do however show up on google. Google shows part of the profile as if it was a a registered user viewing the profile: "Last visit was: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:06 am" if you do a
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    site:http://metalworxbodypiercing.com/forum1/memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u
    but the cache has the "can't view if you're not registered" profile. (did google just start replacing the cache with the sites normal users should see and not the google bots?)

    So are they worth anything, do they even count? Is that what xrumer is doing or is it just spamming with forum posts?
     
  2. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    no one? well then, I'm off to do something either very stupid or very smart :) should be just a matter of scraping some urls and an imacro anyways...
     
  3. d3t0x

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    Google won't index those backlinks man, you can't view them unless your a registered user.
     
  4. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    Well then why do they show up in serps like they were viewed by registered users???? Some even show post counts and stuff, you don't see that when you're unregistered user. Did you even read what I was saying?
     
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    they don't show up.....I looked...all that comes up is the login prompt screen...
     
  6. macromj88

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    I don't bother with this profile link craze that's going on. All those high quantity links amount to very little with more links pointing at them. I rather do a blog comment on an unknown PR4 page and get enough link juice to match 1,000 of those profile pages.
     
  7. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    again: they show up for google bots!
    Of course if you click it you don't see it. BUT the google results clearly indicate the google bots are seeing something more than we do. Just do a:
    (remove the *s in case the google is listening again, i'm not really paranoid, i'm just MAD!!!)

    inurl:mem****berlist.php?mo****de=viewprofile&u
    and see how many of the google result snippets actually match the site you ended up on.

    I know this might be useless, but it's rather pretty damn interesting. And well, I don't really know why i'm wasting my time here
     
  8. SpazzyMcSpazz

    SpazzyMcSpazz Regular Member

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    There's a profile link craze going on? Forum profile link? Since when?
    Yes, they probably do amount to very little, but they're very easy to do. Probably noone is gonna delete it and they have just 1 obl, and you can put all kinds of stuff in the "about me". One pr4 link won't do you any good anyways if that's all you got.
     
  9. johnnyc9999

    johnnyc9999 Junior Member

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    I am really interested in hearing people's views about whether Bots can spider links inside 'private' forums as well.

    Does anyone have any proof either way that the bots can go into private forums where normal non-registered 'guests' cannot?
     
  10. joe_m

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    I have seen bots logging in this forums, just look on the homepage for logged members at some times you will see google bot, ask bot among the list of members.This tells me that they are in and doing something :D
     
  11. Micallef

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    I think it changes on a site by site basis. Some profiles will get indexed, some won't. I know that yahoo can see many forum/site profile links because they regularly show up on backlinkwatch when I'm digging for links. If you suspect a particular profile page isn't giving you value, fire up backlinkwatch and concentrate on profiles which you know have been indexed in the past.

    The way to get them indexed is by using pings, and by following a cascade system. For example, site A's profile will have the money link, and a link to the next profile on site B etc. In theory this helps the spider find the links.

    As the for the usefulness of profile links, there are points for and against. They lack PR and they are slow to index - but they are on your own page with a low OBL, and they will give you a new IP address on a large site linking to you.
     
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  12. Reelnetwork

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    I did it lot, but later stopped it, Actually forum profile doesn't matters as much as threads matter.
     
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  13. Italian Hawk

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    A lot of forums Google bots are actually given accounts as other many other search engines. I wouldn't be surprised if the same was true here. Not all forums display them in the memberlist, but I'd bet they have accounts here.
     
  14. Griffin

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    I disagree with the forum profile link craze in general. As stated above, most don't allow non-registered users to view that information.

    If you want to do this, you should post at least a post or two. Some sites display a link to your page with your post, not counting sig links.
     
  15. joe_m

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    As long as the forum sigs are indexed n irrespective of the pr of the profile page the link matters. I have a site that is a couple of months old, with 100's profile back links and a few blog comments it have recently raised to pr2.
    Forum profile links are easy backlinks that work, making posts is most of this forums will only make your spammy signature more visible and lead to the mods ban.
     
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    What are you talking about? If you are picking high pr forum profiles that ARE ********, they will carry more juice then a single blog comment on a pr4

    Trust me, I test all sorts of links and results have shown that profile links are better then high pr blog comments
     
  17. Micallef

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    Forum profiles start out with PR n/a and tend to stay there, although it is not unknown for forum profile pages to reach a higher PR. I spend a lot of time scanning backlink profiles, including profile spammers, and I can say that less than 5% of profile pages I see get above PR n/a.

    There is no doubt that blog pages will have more outbound links than your profile page. Therefore, you get a much bigger share of the juice from your profile page than you do from the blog page.

    So on the profile page, we have, say, 50% of the juice from a pr n/a. On the blog page (PR5), we have 2% or so of the juice (49 other outbound links).

    So, which page gives us more juice?

    PR 5 pages have over 100 x the juice of a PR n/a. The real figure is probably much higher. Even if you only get 2% of the juice on the PR5 blog page, it's still giving your more juice than the profile page gives you.

    I value profile spam because it gives you a link from a separate IP, which may be trusted and gives you authority. However, the juggernaut of my linkbuilding operation will always be high PR comment spam.
     
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  18. rufus15

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    for those who are wondering why there are pages indexed by big G containing backlinks and when you visited the page you see nothing. Its only means one thing, the site is using ******* cloaking. :D
     
  19. bloodyshark

    bloodyshark Registered Member

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    I did some seo with forum profiles, not only did they not rank me higher i lost rank with them. Don't waste your time.
     
  20. walker

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    I got some lists from http://w*w.ubacklinks dot com, all the profiles are available publically, it works fine for my sites. since links in profile do not need approval, I would say it is better than blog comment.