The signature can earn you alot!!!

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Hi Warriors,

I noticed that many new warriors are asking questions like,

- What is a signature?
- Why is it used?
- How to make a killer signature?

Let's take a peek into each one of the queries.

- What is a signature?
A signature box at the end of this post is your area where you can put in a one way link to your website or an e-mail. Describe your services that you provide.

- Why is it used?
The signature is used to advertise your services, products or/and your website. The primary role of this amazing box is to drive traffic to your desired link which may result in a sale!!! Making it simple, you can increase sales with it, if you write a killer signature.

- How to make a killer signature?
The problem with many warriors is that they stuff their signature box with unwanted text that is, to many viewers, so repellent that the link in the signature never gets any click. To write a juicy signature, keep these essentials in mind and you could be driving a lot of traffic for sure.

Do's

- Keep it short
- Keep it interesting
- Bold the keywords
- Be honest with what you offer!

Don'ts

- Do not fill all the space available
- Do not introduce yourself
- Do not boast about your product
Hope that helps.... Your suggestions are welcomed
#alot #earn #signature
  • Profile picture of the author CAPTCHAbiz
    Importantly take signature addon of warrior forum as this is very effective way to advertise your services.
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    • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
      Originally Posted by carsonrathi View Post

      Importantly take signature addon of warrior forum as this is very effective way to advertise your services.

      Thanks boy for adding that .... I wrote this stuff in a hurry and must have missed important things!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexander CPA
      Originally Posted by carsonrathi View Post

      Importantly take signature addon of warrior forum as this is very effective way to advertise your services.
      And increase your websites backlinks/SERP ranking.
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      • Profile picture of the author ncmedia
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  • Profile picture of the author bestdesigner1
    Interesting topic and helpful also. Signature works like a one-way link. when you do link exchange you get direct link but in signature you have to put a clever post...
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      • Profile picture of the author StephanieMojica
        I've been considering paying for the upgraded signature service...does anyone have experience with generating new leads through the upgraded sig line on here?

        Peace,
        Stephanie
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  • Profile picture of the author wassim
    Great Tip @carsonrathi. I think it's worth paying the $60/year for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
    The links in the sig file do seem to offer some SEO value.

    If you spell out a big benefit you can get a lot of clicks
    to your offers.

    I change my signature often because I use it to actually
    test offers, etc.

    I LIKE the dynamic signatures here on this forum... change it
    in one place and it changes everywhere that you use the
    signature.

    Willie
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

      The links in the sig file do seem to offer some SEO value.

      If you spell out a big benefit you can get a lot of clicks
      to your offers.

      I change my signature often because I use it to actually
      test offers, etc.

      I LIKE the dynamic signatures here on this forum... change it
      in one place and it changes everywhere that you use the
      signature.

      Willie
      The dynamic signatures are such a boon, because it helps unify your signature link messages everywhere, and allows you to more effectively test and gauge any new signatures that you implement.
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      • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
        Originally Posted by paulie888 View Post

        The dynamic signatures are such a boon, because it helps unify your signature link messages everywhere, and allows you to more effectively test and gauge any new signatures that you implement.
        I like your sig Paulie
        It tells me what I am getting and who contributed to the information
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
    Just looking at the sig files in this post The one the Willie has gets my thumbs up as it is the one that caught my attention

    Looks like I might have to change mine !!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
      Originally Posted by GaryBurke View Post

      Just looking at the sig files in this post The one the Willie has gets my thumbs up as it is the one that caught my attention

      Looks like I might have to change mine !!!!
      Thank Gary. It speaks to a large percentage of forum members
      since WordPress is fast becoming a "standard", gets to the point,
      and capitalizes on the fact that fear of loss is such a powerful
      motivator.

      Not that I gave it much thought

      Willie
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      • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
        Originally Posted by Willie Crawford View Post

        Thank Gary. It speaks to a large percentage of forum members
        since WordPress is fast becoming a "standard", gets to the point,
        and capitalizes on the fact that fear of loss is such a powerful
        motivator.

        Not that I gave it much thought

        Willie
        Thanks Willie
        And I loved the video you just put out
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
    Stephanie
    I found yours to be too long it is more like a sales letter so I did not even bother to click on it
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    • Profile picture of the author Oxbloom
      Originally Posted by GaryBurke View Post

      Stephanie
      I found yours to be too long it is more like a sales letter so I did not even bother to click on it
      Conversely, for me, it was the only one here I've clicked on. Not from this thread, but out in the field.
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  • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
    Halwitsweb
    Too many links and not enough short descriptions
    Maybe something like
    "For all your web deveopement and applications"
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    One of the best things you can do with your signature is to link to your WSO if you have one going and then be active on the forum and post a lot of helpful responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    Yeah the signature is a little marketing tool, and if used wisely it can surely kick in some mega traffic..... putting too many links is a no-no ....
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    • Profile picture of the author drmani
      I test my signature often, too.

      And sometimes, the way it works is just confusing. For instance,
      this version of my sig banner got all of 27 clicks between 20th
      and 31st December, when the offer ended and I changed it.

      Oh, it had some text explaining the urgency above it - but still
      got very poor response.

      Sometimes, that happens. The "Do NOT Click" button graphic got
      clicked quite a bit! Hmm... negative psychology works better eh?


      All success
      Dr.Mani
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      • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
        Originally Posted by FirstStopIM View Post

        Thanks for the tips there

        Was going to press the thanks button but i don't seem to have one?? or maybe it just doesn't exist!

        Lewis Turner
        Your post is a big thanks... you don't need to press any button to show what you like ... =)

        Originally Posted by drmani View Post

        Sometimes, that happens. The "Do NOT Click" button graphic got
        clicked quite a bit! Hmm... negative psychology works better eh?

        Well, that does work but it puts a negative impact on the viewer and you can lose a potential customer there!!!!
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        • Profile picture of the author drmani
          Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

          Well, that does work but it puts a negative impact on the viewer and you can loose a potential customer there!!!!
          Not if it leads to a landing page that convinces them that clicking
          was the RIGHT thing to do

          All success
          Dr.Mani
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          • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
            Originally Posted by drmani View Post

            Not if it leads to a landing page that convinces them that clicking
            was the RIGHT thing to do
            LOL... you want sales not just the traffic that looses their temper after hitting to your landing page
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          • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
            Originally Posted by drmani View Post

            Not if it leads to a landing page that convinces them that clicking
            was the RIGHT thing to do

            All success
            Dr.Mani
            Amen to that. It's easy to underestimate the value of the sig area. I change mine regularly too.
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            nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author GaryBurke
    look at your post it is on the right at the bottom
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  • Profile picture of the author JHC81
    Exactly, just keep it short and to the point, the rest will happen on it's own
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    I change my Sig File regularly but mainly to test things here and there.....they can be a great source of traffic if the what you offer is relevant.
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  • In my opinion, signatures and squeeze pages follow the same principles. According to my own split tests on squeeze pages, curiosity outperforms value: People would rather opt-in to something that tickles their curiosity than to something that will lecture them on any given topic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Raydal
      Originally Posted by Anonymous Affiliate View Post

      In my opinion, signatures and squeeze pages follow the same principles. According to my own split tests on squeeze pages, curiosity outperforms value: People would rather opt-in to something that tickles their curiosity than to something that will lecture them on any given topic.
      For sure, but have you also tested the END RESULTS of those opt-ins.

      I also find that curiosity is a great motivator but it doesn't always
      result in more sales. Same as for an email campaign--you may get
      more people to open the email using a curiosity subject line, but
      this always doesn't boost sales.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rukshan
    Actually forum signature likes a shadow of the account owner. When we post something signature comes automatically. It likes shadow
    Thanks for showing the importance of it.

    Regards
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  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    What do you think about my signature people? a typical one just like we see on the email message; I checked my site stats and it has gains some numbers for the sign, even though I didn't thought of using it as a traffic source.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
    If you create a sig for the masses then your ctr could be high and sales could be low
    although if you create a targeted sig then your ctr could be low and your sales could be
    higher.

    One thing to remember is that if you have posted a reply to a thread related
    to what you are offering in your sig and point it out to others in that same
    thread, the next time you change your sig the thread that you posted in
    prior could reflect something totally off topic to the thread you posted in!
    It's not recommended that you do this as it can be viewed by others as
    spam.(Takes a Deep Breath)

    Just a few quick thoughts on the subject.

    Have a Great Day!
    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      My sig's on vacation.

      Before you get too excited (this comment is for new members) be certain to read the rules about signatures.

      I see sigs that are links, anchor links, WSO links and full ad copy. The time I am most likely to click on a signature is when that person posts something worth reading in a thread.

      If you are only posting so "people can see my signature" - it shows.

      kay
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      • Profile picture of the author halfpoint
        I figure I may as well post this here.

        What are the rules in regards to the banner images in signature? Are there in rules in terms of colour, animation or anything like that?

        I did try searching for I must have been looking in the wrong places.
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      • Profile picture of the author Willie Crawford
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post


        If you are only posting so "people can see my signature" - it shows.

        kay
        And often backfires.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

        One of the best things you can do with your signature is to link to your WSO if you have one going and then be active on the forum and post a lot of helpful responses.
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post


        If you are only posting so "people can see my signature" - it shows.

        kay
        I know you didn't quote me, but that's exactly why I said helpful responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author gittar1122
    If you want referral traffic from signature then put quality in your posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zen Warrior
      Originally Posted by gittar1122 View Post

      If you want referral traffic from signature then put quality in your posts.
      I lurk more than I post.

      I do see alot of spam posting in the little time I spend here.
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      • Profile picture of the author drmani
        One way to keep it simple is to think about your signature like the
        resource box at the bottom of your article.

        If the article is good, you've a fair chance of getting readers to click
        on your resource box link.

        If the resource box link itself is compelling and convincing, you'll get
        a higher percentage of those readers to click.

        It all works together, in concert, each adding (or multiplying) the
        effect/impact of the other.

        As for "which is best"... the answer is ONE WORD... Test.

        All success
        Dr.Mani
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  • Profile picture of the author Caleb Spilchen
    My pic sig is driving me traffic every day, and making me about $30+ a day... That's not much sales volume for me, BUT it's worth it to me..

    I had the sig designed professionally, by Zabrina here by the way

    Caleb
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      My text sig was designed professionally to align perfectly centered, and it's driving like crazy! Notice how it fully optimizes all five lines allowed, and seductively leads the reader to our highly converting splash page.
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      • Profile picture of the author winds
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        My text sig was designed professionally to align perfectly centered, and it's driving like crazy! Notice how it fully optimizes all five lines allowed, and seductively leads the reader to our highly converting splash page.

        Well no offense intended, but yours was one of the few I ignored on the page - to me it's way too busy and in something like a signature, when I'm already reading a thread, I'll only pay attention if their short and to the point. Of course, if you're satisfied with it and getting good results, more power to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oxbloom
    I know there are lots of opinions being expressed here about how to go about getting clicks on your sig.

    But to the successful marketer, opinions are one thing, and reality is another.

    Copywriters (and make no mistake about it -- your sig is *copy*) know: no matter what kind of preference people express...what they DO, is they take action when a piece of text (A) grabs their attention, (B) selects them as the appropriate audience, and (C) compels them to act.

    That's the real reason we click on sigs. It's the real reason we click on "buy now" buttons on sales pages. It's the real reason we click on links in an author's resource box in an article.

    That "text" can be the ad copy of the sig itself, or it can be the body of a post. That's one of the unspoken things that makes forum marketing so valuable. Just by virtue of being IN a thread, you already KNOW a reader has been compelled to read.

    But the writer has got to speak to us in a way that lets us know (s)he's got what we need...right now.

    If you write a post that grabs me, my eyes will almost automatically gravitate to the sig file, just in hopes it'll tell me what this writer is all about.

    If you DON'T write a post that grabs me, there's still a chance I'll *happen* to notice your sig, in which case, the copy there had BETTER do the heavy lifting of snagging me on its own.

    myob's, for example, turned me away instantly. It drew my attention, but didn't select me. "Edoggies?" Not sure who that's for, but it ain't me.

    carson's DID select me. He didn't say anything above that was so astounding it would compel me on its own. But the sig was noticable, and as an ebook writer from time to time, it was relevant to me. Plus...FREE!

    Caleb, to take a third case, writes so many awesome things on this forum, I probably would have clicked on his sooner or later even if it said nothing but "don't click."
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  • Profile picture of the author Lazy
    On a forum like this, it would be foolish not to have a sig. I've generated a ton of income from my sig in the past. As long as you write relevant responses, it's like free advertising
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Your signature should be a key part of your marketing strategy whatever niche you are in.

      It is one of the easiest ways to gain free traffic and build your list regardless of your niche be it golf or knitting.
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    Thanks for sharing this. I think you already covered on what a signature is and how it can be useful for internet marketing. Great job on this entry.
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  • Profile picture of the author tamalanwar
    Amazingly I haven't clicked on any signature links so far! I think most people are like me; but like what been said, people who post great insights do get much attention (clicks, PM, friend adds)
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    • Profile picture of the author alwaysready
      that is definitely true ! everyone need to take care of these details cause traffic is about them !!! signature is so important when you want to play on all chances ! good marketing need wisdom and knowledge .
      Very clear interesting post !
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  • Profile picture of the author smartdoctor
    Resourceful Infor here thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author Kaete
      It's a good idea to use Anchor Text in your sig box. That means that what the reader sees is the BENEFIT you are promoting (they don't actually see the URL you are sending then to).

      For instance, instead of including

      www my website com

      include something about the benefits of your program:

      Write an eBook! Make Money Fast!

      and then hyper-link the benefit to your site's URL.

      Learn how to craft a great signature because you will leave it all over the internet and all those back links to your site can mean serious business for you!
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    • Profile picture of the author alwaysready
      i think i read this ( same ) topic here about two days ago ! but any way , i always believe in the power of signatures , intelligent marketers subscribe and follow many sites then simply put signatures , that helps for sure because it is all about advertising nice points to be talked about
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  • Profile picture of the author adils29
    Just a question i have in my mind after reading this thread..Is putting multiple signatures useful ? What should be the max one can include?What's the norm regarding this?
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    • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
      Originally Posted by adils29 View Post

      Just a question i have in my mind after reading this thread..Is putting multiple signatures useful ? What should be the max one can include?What's the norm regarding this?
      From my testing I prefer to place one link at a time in the signature link......it gives the user less clutter and just one thing to click.

      My 2 cents
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
      I think the signature links are a great place to promote your services or products. I've gotten lots of leads this way to potential clients.

      I think that having a nice looking signature banner is also important, but maybe thats because I'm a designer, and like to look at quality graphics vs. those that make you cringe.

      Now please do not get upset that I said crappy signature banners. I did not specifically pick or call one out.

      One thing though that might be food for thought.

      When and how you represent yourself, be it in person, in speech, graphics, sales letters, etc... you should always represent yourself in a professional manner and of the highest quality and manner that you can muster.......
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    • Profile picture of the author paulie888
      Originally Posted by adils29 View Post

      Just a question i have in my mind after reading this thread..Is putting multiple signatures useful ? What should be the max one can include?What's the norm regarding this?
      It really depends. There's no "right" or "wrong" answer to this, it just depends what you want to have the spotlight on.

      For example, if you want to highlight a product that you just recently introduced and want the focus to be only on that, then use just one signature link. If you have multiple products that you want people to have increased awareness about, then use multiple signature links. I wouldn't recommend more than three though, as anything more would start looking pretty cluttered.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    Bold the keywords vs bold everything? Which is better? I just bold everything, but I'm not sure if this is the right approach.
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    • Profile picture of the author CesarGalano
      Originally Posted by LetsGoViral View Post

      Bold the keywords vs bold everything? Which is better? I just bold everything, but I'm not sure if this is the right approach.
      Personally, I bold everything. I did a test time ago...

      Bold the keywords vs. Bold everything.
      Bold the keywords vs. Bold everything.

      ...And to be honest, I had the best results when bolding everything.

      Cesar.
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      • Profile picture of the author rickfrazier1
        Originally Posted by CesarGalano View Post

        Personally, I bold everything. I did a test time ago...

        Bold the keywords vs. Bold everything.
        Bold the keywords vs. Bold everything.

        ...And to be honest, I had the best results when bolding everything.

        Cesar.
        If bold everything was successful, what about ALL CAPS?
        [Just kidding, couldn't help myself. Please don't flame me about caps... In know it's wrong, really... I think maybe it's time I took a break and indulged in an "adult beverage" to get my perspective back.]
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  • Profile picture of the author b0n4r
    Also, keep in mind the kind of audience who will be reading your signature. Here, most people aren't going to fall for some pyramid or MLM scheme if it is in your signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author aduttonater
    The signature provides an extra advertisement for those that just have to advertise on the forum. Instead of posting advertisement threads and getting banned, the signature allows you to continue the advertisement addiction and keep your WF account.
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  • Profile picture of the author entry
    Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I noticed that many new warriors are asking questions like,

    - What is a signature?
    - Why is it used?
    - How to make a killer signature?

    Let's take a peek into each one of the queries.

    - What is a signature?
    A signature box at the end of this post is your area where you can put in a one way link to your website or an e-mail. Describe your services that you provide.

    - Why is it used?
    The signature is used to advertise your services, products or/and your website. The primary role of this amazing box is to drive traffic to your desired link which may result in a sale!!! Making it simple, you can increase sales with it, if you write a killer signature.

    - How to make a killer signature?
    The problem with many warriors is that they stuff their signature box with unwanted text that is, to many viewers, so repellent that the link in the signature never gets any click. To write a juicy signature, keep these essentials in mind and you could be driving a lot of traffic for sure.

    Do's

    - Keep it short
    - Keep it interesting
    - Bold the keywords
    - Be honest with what you offer!

    Don'ts

    - Do not fill all the space available
    - Do not introduce yourself
    - Do not boast about your product
    Hope that helps.... Your suggestions are welcomed
    Cool tips , cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author JuliannaW
    ...or, your signature can be a link to the best song ever written.

    Just sayin'.
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  • Profile picture of the author LauraJames
    Thank you for posting this question. I have been considering adding a logo to my signature, but was trying to get feedback/insight as to whether it was worthwhile. I am going to add a logo, while working to ensure my posts are worthwhile. I also agree with the process of split testing, as mentioned previously. I appreciate the insight and suggestions posted here.
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    The style that you choose for your signature does have an impact on the viewer so take some time to stylize your signature but not too much that it becomes too irritating to read .....
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  • Profile picture of the author sal64
    It can... and it does!

    Very helpful post by the way. Thank you for sharing.

    Originally Posted by the6thplayer View Post

    Hi Warriors,

    I noticed that many new warriors are asking questions like,

    - What is a signature?
    - Why is it used?
    - How to make a killer signature?

    Let's take a peek into each one of the queries.

    - What is a signature?
    A signature box at the end of this post is your area where you can put in a one way link to your website or an e-mail. Describe your services that you provide.

    - Why is it used?
    The signature is used to advertise your services, products or/and your website. The primary role of this amazing box is to drive traffic to your desired link which may result in a sale!!! Making it simple, you can increase sales with it, if you write a killer signature.

    - How to make a killer signature?
    The problem with many warriors is that they stuff their signature box with unwanted text that is, to many viewers, so repellent that the link in the signature never gets any click. To write a juicy signature, keep these essentials in mind and you could be driving a lot of traffic for sure.

    Do's

    - Keep it short
    - Keep it interesting
    - Bold the keywords
    - Be honest with what you offer!

    Don'ts

    - Do not fill all the space available
    - Do not introduce yourself
    - Do not boast about your product
    Hope that helps.... Your suggestions are welcomed
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    My pleasure sir .... =)
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  • Profile picture of the author twikideaky
    Ha! Just started on here, first thing I've done is create my signature and first topic I click through to is about signatures! Very different approaches from people on here. I tend to find the overlong signatures look as if they're trying too hard, but maybe I'm missing the point. Wouldn't life be great if you could see everybody's results? Then it wouldn't be marketing, I guess. Get learning, Mikey!
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  • Profile picture of the author the6thplayer
    using multiple links is not a bad idea ... but overdoing it, will result in no clicks as people like clean stuff
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    • Profile picture of the author AEC
      I have another question relating to signatures... I have always felt a person should wait a while after he joins a forum to use a signature. What do the rest of you think about this?

      Now for the why I feel that way, in case you never thought of it....

      I am or was a shy marketer... I am working on that Actually, I enjoy taking part now that I am getting use to how forms work and learning the rules.

      So... for a long time I read forums but did not join. Now I have joined a couple but have never made a signature yet because I was afraid someone might think I just joined to advertise.
      What do you think?? Am I thinking wrong?
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    ...and just like in a squeeze page...use some white space...
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    • Profile picture of the author Zen Warrior
      Thanks for all the good info guys.

      Can you put anchor text in the links, or do you have to pay the $60 fee to have that option?

      Probably worthwhile in the long run to have a banner sig but was just wondering.

      --keep smilin'

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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    Wow. Great thread here. I'm learning a lot.

    Now, I'm a bit new to this so please bare with me. Would the backlink created by the signature be considered an anchor text backlink, and if so, wouldn't you want to use your keyword in the anchor text?

    Also, I'd love a critique of my signature if you guys don't mind.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zen Warrior
      Originally Posted by Danny Gardner View Post

      Wow. Great thread here. I'm learning a lot.

      Now, I'm a bit new to this so please bare with me. Would the backlink created by the signature be considered an anchor text backlink, and if so, wouldn't you want to use your keyword in the anchor text?

      Also, I'd love a critique of my signature if you guys don't mind.

      Not sure about your question, but I'm pretty sure that direct affiliate links are a no no in your signature.

      --keep smilin

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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    Mike, I appreciate the feedback, thank you. However, I own the site I link to in my signature. I personally dealt with the drop shipper and everything.

    Since you did point that out, though, I'm curious. How can I make my signature look more legit and less like an affiliate link?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hank Scott
    Just my two cents worth:

    1. It's better to make the entire signature a link than just a portion of it.

    2. It's best to offer a big juicy benefit, rather than a feature or statement, as a reward for clicking.

    3. Ditto #2, plus never use a web site address in the sig, that's what the link feature is for. (Why waste valuable space that could be better used selling the sizzle rather than the steak?)

    4. You could even promote affiliate links through your signature.

    5. Updating your signature will update it in all your old posts as well.

    6. Curiosity and incomplete statements that need resolving are good hooks to get signature clicks.

    7. Always make quality posts that add to, and never detract from, the forum.

    8. If promoting an affiliate link, try using an email address only opt-in page that builds your own list, that redirects to a pre-sales video intro page, which contains your affiliate link to the merchant's web site offer.

    That's just good marketing common sense.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Gardner
    Hank, you give some great advice. I especially like #8 as a general rule of thumb for affiliate marketing.

    After double checking the rules though, I'm pretty sure using an affiliate link as your signature isn't allowed. I'd hate to see someone new (such as myself, lol) get confused about this only to have their signature removed.
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  • Profile picture of the author tony5147
    Dear Internet Warriors,

    I wonder why my signature was removed. I've seen other warriors' signatures and realized they do promote offers and have affiliate links in their signatures. Why was mine deleted.

    Any comments would be welcome.

    Tony

    After-note : Solved. A kind Internet Warrior directed me to the BB Codes. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author cheaterscode
    I never thought you can advertise with your signature. I use link for juice but not actually great help this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacked
    Can anyone enlighten me on the difference between the normal and upgraded sig? Thanks
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