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Backlinks in forums profile? What for?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by malcomxar, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. malcomxar

    malcomxar Newbie

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    Hey BHW! I have a doubt regarding links in forums profile...
    I have tried this technique in vB forums and what I don't know is if this is useful as (eg) my user here (malcomxar) is nofollow, so G wont access my profile and see "my homepage" or "my signature" links.

    So whats the use of it?

    Regards!:06:
     
  2. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    a) Don't buy into the nofollow bullshit

    b) There are tons of forum platforms out there that use d0follow for profiles and internal links to profile pages.
     
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  3. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    WRONG. G will see your link, but probably won't pass link juice to the link. But as Autumn said, don't buy that crap.

    How are these links useful? Well, most of these have a high homepage PR, the profiles have low OBL, and you get good links.
     
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  4. malcomxar

    malcomxar Newbie

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    Thanks to both :)

    Is it necesary to create threads in those forums or just by registering and filing the fields I am done?
     
  5. fanthomas

    fanthomas Registered Member

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    it's a good idea to create threads so that google will crawl your profile when it crawls your thread
     
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  6. mcgoohan6

    mcgoohan6 Power Member

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    You can just build the profile and move on. But if you actually post a couple of legit posts, the profile is more likely to stick around for a while.

    If you were an admin of a forum, who are you going to delete: the profile with no posts or the profile with posts?

    Having said that, there are countless forums out there just full of profiles built by folks like us.
     
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  7. silvergun

    silvergun Newbie

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    If you want to stay under the radar reply to threads with relevant material. Some forums don't like newbies making threads right away and you'll come under suspicion much faster than just replying to topics.
     
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  8. TheMatrix

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    Well, if you create threads, reply to posts, and build credibility to the profile, there's a chance that your link will stay for longer, and probably won't be marked as spam.
     
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  9. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    ### MAKING ACTUAL POSTS ###
    Pros:
    You get backlinks from more places on that forum domain.
    The links are most "contextual" (if you have sig links).
    You build internal backlinks and PR to your profile page => more chance of indexing and more juice passed through the links on the profile page.

    Cons:
    If your posts or your sig are spammy shite, you're far more likely to get your posts and profile removed.
    If you make relevant posts, then obviously there's a much larger time commitment (or level of difficulty in automating successfully).
    Spammy threads (vs posts) stand out like a sore thumb.

    ### JUST MAKING PROFILES ###
    Pros:
    You will often still get internal links to your profile from the memberlist.
    A profile with no posts is more likely to stick than a profile that makes spammy posts.

    Cons:
    Your profile page is less likely to be indexed since it has less internal backlinks on that domain; however you can work around this by backlinking your profile pages, pinging them, making rss feeds out of them etc.
    Tons of links just from profile pages is debateably pretty spammy and could potentially be devalued.
    Profiles with zero posts may get deleted from time to time by anally retentive admins.
     
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  10. openadispensary

    openadispensary Newbie

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    Hello BHW and malcomxar,

    I think I can help here or maybe I'm just a clueless noobie. I researched my competition and found that one had a profile link, so I went to the same site and registered. About a week later, my profile link showed up. I had also registered for a free account at sheerseo and they did a free report. I looked at the report, just having a basic understanding at what I was looking at, and under the "main referrer's" I saw that profile link, it says its a ******** link and it said that it gave me a "pr boost" of 0.02 and the website was a pr0

    I have bought SB and was watching the TUT's when I saw the video, describing profile building in high ranking pr websites. On top of that, I noticed in the TUT video that nofollow links were "high" lighted. So I googled firefox addon's "nofollow" and of course added it.

    Now, I've been registering my profile to only pr 4+ website's. Interestingly enough, some websites profiles are nofollow, but I find the majority are ********. So much so that I just skip the nofollow websites. I think I've done a hundred or so in the last week plus I also did the tip adding another link in the signature. All of this I did not know a week ago. Now I know which are ******** and which are nofollow!

    Now the cool thing about that nofollow addon is that I can see other websites that allow me to post "what are you doing". I used to post and add my site, but after the nofollow add on, I noticed the link was a nofollow. So I quickly stopped doing that non-sense, lol. I now know where to concentrate my effort/work.

    Now I consider myself a noobie, i still don't know how to operate SB like a pro but I'm slowly learning and watching TUT's. I personally need major help understanding pinging and indexing my links.

    Hope This Helps
     
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  11. malcomxar

    malcomxar Newbie

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    Thanks to all replies, I have been researching a bit and as you told me, not all forums are n0foll0w :p

    I am creating a list of the ones that have high pr and registering at those :)

    Thanks to all!