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do signatures in forums still work?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Bartman, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Bartman

    Bartman Power Member

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    if i was google, I would completely ignore all signatures in all threads. If someone has a link in their signature, that link must belong to whoever is posting it, which means it is useless to google.
    It is very easy for a G bot to tell what is a signature and what is not. just ignore everything under ____________________________

    or look at the source code, I am sure signature has something special about it in the source code.

    well I am just wondering do signatures still help you in serps, or no?
     
  2. meglauck

    meglauck Registered Member

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    yes they do
     
  3. kazhkaz

    kazhkaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes they do and quite a lot usually ;) But they require lots of manual work. Google can't ignore the signature because there lots of forum and other platforms that have signature and it would be not fair if some signatures are ignored and some are not ;)
     
  4. randyya

    randyya Junior Member

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    I think they do...forum posts works all the time, and also the signature...
     
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  5. top1webresult

    top1webresult Junior Member

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    I think that they signatures work a lot.
     
  6. abbyknight24

    abbyknight24 Junior Member

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    I think signatures work but I am not allowed to put BB links yet.
     
  7. randyya

    randyya Junior Member

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    same as me
     
  8. maria7190

    maria7190 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Signatures from high pr forums can have good back link as well as from niche forums can have some visitors too.
     
  9. kazhkaz

    kazhkaz Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I don't think that a link on this forum will help you ;)
     
  10. seolabs82

    seolabs82 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Signatures really work & valuable, but require work.
    Imagine you find a PR 8 link on a thread & you make a post you'll be one of the very few persons who got a link there. Like the no of posts are going to be less & full link juice to your site.

    But a blog comment PR 8 link too much spam!
    Take the time, & it's valuable.
     
  11. peterbruce

    peterbruce Supreme Member

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    They do help but I agree with you. Things may soon change.
     
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    HostStage Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Well even if you are able to do so, you wouldn't get any SEO power from here, each links are anonymized.
     
  13. cloakndagger

    cloakndagger Power Member

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    It's a good thing you're not google,most people don't do seo so they don't think like that.People link to their favourite sites,that's why google does pick up on them.A signature link is worth more if it appears relevant,e.g a tiler in a tiling forum linking to his business site would be a good link,it's normal and shows he's interested in his work.
    Alot of forums require a certain number of posts before you can use a sig link,so in my view it is more valueable because 95% of spammers won't follow up.