I have hundreds of thousands of posts to forums linking to my websites, despite pinging thousands and thousands of these forums posts, only a handful are showing up in the search engines. What I dont understand is this: If I do a search on Yahoo for my domain +forums I get currently 1'240 results showing up using this search in Yahoo.co.uk Code: "get-listed-in-google.co.uk" + Forums However if I do a link:check on the website I am only showing about 376 backlinks! So why although they are clearly spidered and indexed in both Google and Yahoo do these forum posts not get registered as backlinks in either backlinkwatch.com or Yahoo.com ? What do you need to do in order to get them to count as backlinks? Ive been pinging for about 4 or 5 days solid to get these posts indexed. To use the example of one of the guys who provides this service, and plugs his own service heavily in forums posts: A domain plus forum search in 'yahoo brings up 102'000 forum posts linking to his website Code: "Demya.com" + forums However a link:domain search shows that this website only has 8'720 backlinks Code: link:www.demya.com Why is this, what makes a post on one forum count as a backlink when a post on another forum doesnt count? Can anyone explain this please?