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Does links to sites in forum signatures count as back links?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by DDMC1980, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. DDMC1980

    DDMC1980 Newbie

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    Hey new member been hovering for a while.

    Question - I have a site and all the forums I was on I added a link in my sig now if I search my site it pulls up random posts I have made.

    Does it count as back links in the same way posting on a comment with your link in a blog does?
     
  2. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    Yes, it counts as backlinks.
     
  3. origin

    origin Regular Member

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    I doubt it.
    Link from your profile will give you backlinks, however, it depends on the forum setting.
     
  4. verilix

    verilix Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    semar Junior Member

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    as for as i know i does count
     
  6. varundbest

    varundbest Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It counts if you can see ur posts and signature without logging in and if its not nofollow then it also gives you link juice!
     
  7. mindhunter77

    mindhunter77 Junior Member

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    Yes it counts, and no the profile does not need to viewable by you for Google to count it. The amount of bad information so far in this thread is staggering.
     
  8. promotom

    promotom Newbie

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    it counts..

    you can go to google or yahoo site explorer and verify this.
     
  9. xhpdx

    xhpdx Regular Member

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    Can you explain how it will be counted as backlink if G or other SE can't see it ?
    If they can't see it, they can't index it, they won't count it
     
  10. *zap*

    *zap* Regular Member

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    Read it again where dos it say "if G or other SE can't see it ?"
    what google sees and what it indexes is not the same
     
  11. xhpdx

    xhpdx Regular Member

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    If you can't see the link, how will G see it ?
     
  12. BigBuddy

    BigBuddy Account Under Review

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    Yes it counts as backlink. Best example is try by placing your signature in Dp. In few weeks you can see in google.
     
  13. budhi1976

    budhi1976 Registered Member

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    One of my sites gets most of its backlinks from various forums -closely relevant- and it also gain traffics from them. So I would say that if you gives positive contribution in the forums you'll get not only backlink to your site from your sig but also real visitors who are interested in your site.

    Cheers,