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Forum Signature Links.. Bad?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by samiejg, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. samiejg

    samiejg Senior Member

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    I'm assuming that these days, Forum Signature Links do not help improve your SEO, but can be helpful for generating traffic (through your sig). However, will these signature links possibly hurt you SEO? Like if you're using a site and you have 1000 posts and every single one of those has a sig and it's pointing back to your site? Or is there something I'm missing here?
     
  2. Garryr

    Garryr Junior Member

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    I think 1000 links from signature it's okay. But if you will generate 100k links for young site it will be a problem. You need to create a diversified link profile and if links from signature will be only 10% of all your links it will be ok.
     
  3. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Google knows what a signature is. They know what forums are. They take it into account. Just do NOT abuse it.
     
  4. Kralj187

    Kralj187 Senior Member

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    This! Google won't count all those links. They will see them and you will see it in your GWT but they count only a limited number of those links for real - same as for hardlink on other sites.
     
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    fawhash Newbie

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    Will using a URL shortner save from any potential penalty?