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Forum Profile Links - Do they really help or are they just spammy links?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jayjaymoney, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. jayjaymoney

    jayjaymoney Junior Member

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    I'm new to this type of backlinking. The way I understand the strategy is you add links pointing to your site on your profile on authoritative forums.

    My questions are:

    • Aren't these types of links just spammy and doesn't really provide actually benefit?
    • Spammy or not, do they work? Do you have experience using forum backlinks?
    • If you have experience with these links, what's your strategy? Which sites do you link to? Directly to your money site or just your lower tiers?
    • Given the recent de-indexing of blog networks, wouldn't these types of links next to go?
     
  2. aakon7

    aakon7 Regular Member

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    They work IF you use them correctly. Point them to 2.0's and other highly authoritative domains. Pointing 10k's of them to your money site is not a good idea. You can also use forum links to get better links/pages indexed. Search this forum and you will find plenty of ways to use forum links.
     
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    john1444 Elite Member

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    They are not really as efficient as they use to be since the Google panda update. It is best to use this type of links only on your web 2.0 especially when they are public one.
     
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    thegladiator Regular Member

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    Use them as Tier 2 or/and Tier 3 Backlink and you will be happy. Try to use it on Money site and you will cry.

    HADAKUMULLAH
     
  5. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Let's scratch beyond the surface in response to some of the replies coming in about using forum profile links on tier 2/buffer sites just a moment....

    If forum profile links hurt your money site's ranks, would they not also devalue your tier 2 properties as well? Think about it for a moment. Who wants to devalue their tier 2 properties with forum profile backlinks?

    Forum profile links do NOT hurt your money site and can help if used properly. The reason why so many use them on tier 2 properties is because they spread the links over more properties which looks more natural then 50,000 forum profile links pointing to a single money site page.

    Granted, forum profile links are not that strong but they do help if used properly. Take is slow, use plenty of relevant keywords and spin everything you possibly can. And by all means let the search engines find them naturally.
     
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  6. jayjaymoney

    jayjaymoney Junior Member

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    Do you make forum links whenever you post something and link to that post, or do you just add keywords and link that keyword to your homepage? How is it usually done?

     
  7. duran1

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    ive bought Forum Bot and it sux hard. is ScrapeBoard much better?
     
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    If you are going with Forum Profile Links then I would highly suggest you to go with Angela's and Paul's Profile List. They sell extremely HIGH PR forum links for forum. Tons of people have been using them for link building and I think you should really consider using those.
     
  9. assphuck

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    I use forum profile links for linking to both my money sites and to help with indexing backlinks. My technique is the same for both. Try to use as many related keywords for whatever page you are linking to. I typically use 100+ keyword variants for any given project.
     
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    You may be new to this kind of backlink but the same principals apply to any kind of backlink

    Your view seems to be that if you obtain a backlink from high authorities then that's the best kind of backlink to get, and if that was the case you should go get a Google profile link from a PR10 domain and a wordpress link from a PR9 domain, wow, those links are going to boost you straight to the top of the search engines for your keywords right? WRONG.

    Building profile links just for the sake of a link is going to be a complete waste of time, even if you use a service like xrumer and link to your tier1 tier2 tier3 bla bla bla. Your efforts would be better spent taking a shit on the toilet.

    Profile links can be extremely valuable for ranking benefit but you should understand how links work first and for me or anyone else to explain that to you in full is just to much.

    This right here >>> http://www.seomoz.org/users/profile/49007 is a really good profile page in terms of ranking benefit, why? because the users profile has contributed to 100's of post on seomoz which results in internal linking. The profile page also has 95 linking root domains pointing to it which are probably all natural links.
     
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