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Backlinks that's not actually a link

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by omida86, May 5, 2011.

  1. omida86

    omida86 Power Member

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    I have a question.

    I'm in the process of building backlinks using xrumer (profiles). And on some platforms, [url="www.url.com"[/url] doesn't work for signatures. Instead of showing a link, it just shows "[url="www.url.com"[/url]". Now when I take these profiles and run them through scrapebox link checker, they do show up as found when the profile is public.

    So I'm wondering, links that are not <a hreaf>, but only www.link.com, do they count as backlink? if they don't, do they count as anything? They have to count as something right?

    Do anybody know anyway else to put my links into the signatures?

    Thanks
     
  2. zensiq

    zensiq Junior Member

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    Of course they still count as a backlink, you're just not getting any anchor juice from those specific links..

    Focus on the types of forums you're posting to, I believe some support bbcode and others html etc..
     
  3. Autumn

    Autumn Elite Member

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    No, they don't count as backlinks and they don't transfer link juice. Your backlink checker will be detecting them because the url is in the page, even though it's not in anchor tags. It's not a proper link unless it's in anchor <a> tags and the link is clickable in your browser.

    Broken bbcode or html links (where the full code is visible but unlinked) are a potential indicator of spam and should be avoided if you can.

    Although you won't get link juice from just having your url in the page like that, it can actually get you spidered in some instances.

    If they don't want you to put links in your sig, then it's just not going to happen, unless you work out some XSS flaw that works on some particular site or CMS.
     
  4. killacam

    killacam Newbie

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    they are just mentions not backlinks