The value of Warrior Forum signatures

by snazzy
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As a relative newbie I am curious about the many signatures with link/s to niche sites I see here on the Warrior Forum.

I assume that it's a great way to get your sites indexed quickly. Can anyone tell me if they keep their signatures there after the site has been indexed? Does this affect your ranking if Google sees your Warrior Forum link here today and gone tomorrow?

Thanks in advance for any insights:-)
#forum #signatures #warrior
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I rotate what I put in my sig file. It not only gets your sites indexed fast, it sells products if you build a solid reputation here.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    I used to have one site in my sig. It had a pr rating of 4 all the time it was in my sig. I removed it and the pr rank dropped to 0 now it's a 1.

    George wright
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    • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      I used to have one site in my sig. It had a pr rating of 4 all the time it was in my sig. I removed it and the pr rank dropped to 0 now it's a 1.

      George wright
      George, what kind of site was that? A fairly new one? Not many other links to it? A minisite without much content? Curious minds want to know.
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      • Profile picture of the author George Wright
        Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

        George, what kind of site was that? A fairly new one? Not many other links to it? A minisite without much content? Curious minds want to know.
        Hi Dennis,

        It was a simple "local directory" type site. Just a ugly site with a list of links to my customers' websites.

        The links in my sig were in the old Warrior forum, the one just before this one.

        Also it has a few links around the web from products for sale that I did testimonials for. All those links are still there. The Rank dropped when it was gone from the Warrior Forum.

        Originally Posted by HeLL View Post

        @ sir George, wow thats a huge pull down, did you put your link back ? did you get your pr 4 back >?
        @topic i have a few accounts in some forums (not IM related) i have about 1k post, will it still help me if i put my link there?
        No I never put it back.
        George Wright
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    • Profile picture of the author snazzy
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      I used to have one site in my sig. It had a pr rating of 4 all the time it was in my sig. I removed it and the pr rank dropped to 0 now it's a 1.

      George wright
      Interesting thanks George. What about search engine rankings, did you have any for keywords for your site and did removing your WF link affect the search results?
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  • Profile picture of the author HeLL
    @ sir George, wow thats a huge pull down, did you put your link back ? did you get your pr 4 back >?
    @topic i have a few accounts in some forums (not IM related) i have about 1k post, will it still help me if i put my link there?
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  • Profile picture of the author veenaf7
    Wow.
    I better get my signature here pronto.
    Thnx for sharing regards.
    Veena
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  • Profile picture of the author DKeithD
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    • So some are using the sig for seo purposes, while others are putting in a call to action to entice direct traffic ...
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by ThousandDollarDays View Post

        So some are using the sig for seo purposes, while others are putting in a call to action to entice direct traffic ...
        You don't have to use an explicit call to action. In a place like the Warrior Forum, I think it's more effective to just contribute value to the forum and others will click on your links to see what you have to offer. It's been working that way for me, at least.
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        • Profile picture of the author GerryMedia
          I've just added my signature and I'm not sure if it looks interesting.

          Signatures have been part of the forum culture so I'd say use them wisely and responsibly.

          If you don't have any product to promote, a link to your blog or website is good enough.
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          • Profile picture of the author Tyson Faulkner
            I haven't used my sigs for SEO purposes much, but I would recommend not doing an obvious anchor text link in it.

            The best use of sigs is to build your reputation up around the Warrior forum and provide somewhere in your sig for people to learn more from you/about you. If you're in the IM niche it's a great way to get traffic and customers.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venturetothetop
    I started a thread on a similar topic some time age which you can read here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...rs-commit.html

    Personally for me, with my blog as my main site in my sig, it means a continuous flow of visitors if I write 'quality' or 'value adding' posts on forums, which in turn helps grow my list. In the thread link I provided above, there was some discussion that certain people wish to keep their niches secret, but if that is not the case, then perhaps its just a waste of an easy marketing method.

    Personally, I believe everyone should use their signature. However it does not always have to be a link. You can use it for example:

    1) Link to your site
    2) Simply statement asking for advice on a certain topic (any experts in seo feel free to contact me, or 'budding internet success seeking a mentor'
    3) To organise meetups - Im in the Munich area, anyone else near there send em a pm and perhaps we can meetup.

    So many ways to use your sig, it does not always have to be promotion but make use of it in a way that suits you.
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  • Profile picture of the author BenFranklin
    I think sigs are good if you are not blatantly trying to advertise. Yet at the same time, it is a good way to get the word out about your product or service.
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  • Profile picture of the author jonbeebe
    @George wright: Wow, I didn't even know Warrior Forum signatures were followed links, I just checked though and it appears that they are!

    Anyway, my forum signature has been doing good for me because I use it mainly to link to my squeeze page which gives away a free eBook, and it's been responsible for quite a few of my opt-ins. This is particularly good for those without an existing website because it's an easy way to get subscribers while you're waiting for your natural traffic to increase.

    But remember, post useful replies and don't SPAM the forums!

    -Jonathan Beebe
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    the sig file may be good for seo, but a lot of people are missing the big picture here.
    Do you click on the link to see what is there?
    Many warriors are missing out on the best resource here by not looking what we have in the sig file.
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    • Profile picture of the author littleticket
      Originally Posted by Lou Diamond View Post

      Hello,
      the sig file may be good for seo, but a lot of people are missing the big picture here.
      Do you click on the link to see what is there?
      Many warriors are missing out on the best resource here by not looking what we have in the sig file.
      100% correct... SEO is a 2nd benefit. The primary benefit is
      having individuals CLICK on the link(s) in our signatures based
      on the copy that's used (yes, a sig file should SELL something)
      and also based on the members reputation, ie, credibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author Igor Kheifets
    Hey Snazzy, a few days ago I removed
    a link to my blog from my sig file and so
    far my rankings haven't changed.

    Hope this helps,
    Igor
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  • Profile picture of the author snazzy
    @Venturetothetop - thanks, I did read your thread. I disagree that not using your signature is a crime though, maybe a waste but not a crime. At least not where I come from

    @Tyson Faulkner - thanks. Why do you say no blatant anchor text links?

    @Lou Diamond & LittleTicket - I agree with you IF what you have to offer is relevant to the IM niche - the target audience here at WF. My business plan involves physical product related niches which have no relevance to IM. My question is, it it worth exposing my niches to a bunch of marketers (and quite possibly getting "out-marketed") for the sake of a link from WF.

    @igorhelpsyousucceed - thanks for that, keep us posted. Interested to know if your search rankings drop at all, particularly if you'd been on page 1 for any of your keywords for any length of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    My links don't have anything to do with wanting to get indexed. They normally already are. Links in sigs are usually a product that the sig owner is selling or sometimes just directing you to their blog.

    As far as sigs being valuable, they are only as valuable as the reputation of the signature owner.
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  • Profile picture of the author James English
    A signature on any forum is one of the most valuable tools someone can have, the problem is when people misuse them.

    I'm all for people using sigs as a form of advertising themselves and the products they are promoting.

    My problem is when people start a thread on here begging people for help on how to make their first sale...yet their signature claims that they hold the secrets to 10k months.

    Use your signature, use it to advertise and to promote your products. But please be honest.

    My two cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author JEL0221
    My signature is not IM related at all...its related to my primary offline business. I put it up to help it get indexed(site is less than a week old as of right now) and I might as well build some links with my primary anchor text as I participate in the community.
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  • Profile picture of the author maidmarion
    I hopefully would like people to click on my signature links. I try & only promote products that are very good and ones I personally believe in and know work.
    I know it is advertising, but I often click on others links, they look inviting, and sometimes you pick up a real gem!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ty Neal
    The Sig works great, I have had a nice flow of leads and a few sales from the signatures. The main thing to do is build your reputation and give value,

    I find when you give value on a post people are more likely to click on your link or message you, It works great just keep giving value and be an active forum member...

    Ty Neal
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  • Profile picture of the author filiks
    the real reason i put my sig was to sell my product! at least that was what i was taught when i was growing up "the best way to generate traffic is to have good sig on your forum profile" and i'v not stop doing that.

    but now its more of getting indexed by search engines to selling on the board.
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  • Profile picture of the author edhan
    Well, I have not change my signature so everything seems to be the same as always. It is always a good idea to link your signature for launch or good products. Best to have a niche keywords as well.
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    • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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      Originally Posted by edhan View Post

      Well, I have not change my signature so everything seems to be the same as always. It is always a good idea to link your signature for launch or good products. Best to have a niche keywords as well.
      As long as they are not affiliate links. That's a TOS violation here.
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