A common method of forum posting is to pay someone to sign up with as many forums as possible and make a post something like this: " Check out this great website: [link] ". Sometimes a link isn't even used and only the url included as text in the message. There are numerous mistakes there: The topic of the forum often has nothing to do with the topic of the website being promoted The text "check out this great website" won't interest anyone in anything Not including a link , no one will cut and paste a url from a text message. Including a link , the message is uninteresting and the link is probably out of context. No one will click. Any SEO benefits will be marginal at best Just one of these mistakes would defeat all your efforts, but too many people make all the above mistakes at once. Hi there, I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this.. If so, you can remove this anytime.. Thanks.