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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by mootonandy, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    I keep on getting banned from forums for signature linking. But I dont see how they cansay I spammed them if they allowed it in their forum settings. Does this happen to other people too?
     
  2. oinky222

    oinky222 Regular Member

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    Yeah this has happened to me before, some forum moderators are real nazis about that stuff. It usually depends on what your signature says and how much of a "commercial interest" there is. For example, posting on a forum for selling girl scout cookies with the following signature:

    "Want a hard dick? Try my awesome viagra pills... get a FREE sample!"

    Would definitely get you banned. While posting on a pokemon forum with a signature like:

    "My favorite pokemon is Charizard. In my spare time I love to play Super Mario and occasionally I write about golf and sweaters over at my blog"

    And then making the phrase "my blog" a link will usually not get noticed. If even that gets banned, then one thing that rarely ever fails is putting your links in smiley faces (or commas or periods if thats not an option) and using your keyword as the "alt" tag. No moderator will even know you have links in your sig
     
  3. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    I see, thanks for the tips - ill try and conceal it a bit better and see what happens.
     
  4. Bobster0007

    Bobster0007 Registered Member

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    care to explain how to do that?
     
  5. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

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    Actually most of my accounts are still alive. This is really surprising considering the fact that I spam high PR forums only which are supposed to be moderated. Make sure to create your own blacklist (forums with crazy moderators) and never spam them again otherwise bad things could happen.

    P.S.: you can try your luck with this list here: [GET] 1500 SMF Forums PR4, PR5, PR6, PR7, PR8
     
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  6. TonyBaloney

    TonyBaloney Newbie

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    The best way is just to look around and see what everyone else on the forum does. For most forums if you contribute regularly then you won't have a problem.
     
  7. webmast

    webmast Regular Member

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    So you can "contribute regularly" on 5000 forums or more? :rolleyes:
     
  8. bluegarden

    bluegarden Regular Member

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    yes by using my software. it is called X-Contributor :D. basically, you spam forums using X-Rumer and you contribute to forums using X-Contributor :D
     
  9. myshoeslace

    myshoeslace Regular Member

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    If you are only going to forums to make signature, i think this is quite right that mods are kicking you away. While they are providing you people signature, means that you should also contribute to their community other than only thinking about your profit and acting as greedy..
     
  10. oinky222

    oinky222 Regular Member

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    It's easy, you just use the code <a href="http://www.yoursite.com">:)</a>

    Or some forums have weird code like using [url = "yoursite"] anchor text [/url] or whatever but its usually easy to figure out

    Either way, you just add the link like you normally would, but for the anchor text, you insert a smiley face instead of typing words. You can also do this in your posts instead of the signature

    If you are really sneaky, one thing that Terry Kyle recommends doing in "Backlinks Hydra" is making a ton of posts with smiley faces in a ton of different forums, then going back after a week and editing the posts and adding your links to all the smiley faces, which is pretty hard to get noticed, since most people arent going to try and click on your smiley faces

    Another strategy that he recommends is sneaking your links in between relevant links. Like for example if your keyword is acne, going onto a Linux forum and posting a link to an article bashing windows with the anchor text: "Is Having Acne Better than Having Windows?".

    You turn the words "Is Having" and "Better than Having Windows?" into a link pointing to the article thats relevant to the Linux users, and then turn the word "Acne" into a link pointing to your site, hoping that anybody who clicks on the link will click on a different word other than acne

    Some people say this is better than putting links in your signature because Google may value more contextual links in the middle of a post than sig links
     
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  11. chris456

    chris456 Regular Member

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    Does exist some program who revisit profile pages in batch and will rewrite your signature codes?
    I don't have a Xrumer , that's why I ask , if he can do that or if happily some other less expensive tool should do that too .
    I don't want to buy it because I don't want to spam posts at all (if possible only signatures on non relevant sites), I have and want to always have clean website but a little bit blackhat it needs-:) , so was thinking how to use XRUMER for whitehat or greyhat "OPTIMIZATION"-:?
     
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  12. mootonandy

    mootonandy Supreme Member

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    I don't see hwo they can call me a spammer for just doing something they allowed in their forum settings. I did try and make some on topic posts mainly although I did do one past where I just said 'I agree with the OP' because I was lazy but I think thats still harsh banning me and calling me a spammer for just taking advantage of what was allowed anyway.
     
  13. kingofseo

    kingofseo Newbie

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    I want x-contrubuter.:)
    I have noticed many forum and becoming way stricter about links and content in sig.