by Lazy
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Hey Warriors,

I see a lot of you are utilizing your signatures to promote your products, and that's wonderful.

HOWEVER: I have seen some UGGGGGGGGLY signatures today. If you want to be more effective, you need to format your signature correctly.

If you've got a bunch of links, make sure they are grouped in the same area. And make sure you're using anchor text, because a url with no explanation is not going to get you anywhere.

Also, use your keywords as anchor text. The Warrior Forum WILL give you a free boost in google if you use this trick.

Cheers,
Lazy
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    On some other forums they let me use pretty colors.
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Hey Lazy,

      good tips!

      I would add:

      -CAPS , grab attention because your mind is used to paying associating CAPS with "emphasis"

      -Little trick with PATTERNS,you can alternate your link colors from yellow to black, red to blue,etc.,etc.

      -The last,who can resist the famous "Don't click this"?

      Devid

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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
        Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

        There is a size limitation.
        Well that pretty much limits all my dirty pictures!
        So, Size really does matter!

        Have a Great Day!
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      On some other forums they let me use pretty colors.
      You can use really pretty banners right here, but that's not for the manly types.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike McAleer
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      On some other forums they let me use pretty colors.
      I know! But I like it how it is because then it would just look crazy and not clean.
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  • Profile picture of the author evazk
    Thanks for the great example of signature, they are really awesome.
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  • Profile picture of the author markament
    Thanks for those tips. It's true that signature files can bring some good leads to your offers. So why not maximize them?
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    When you link to your website, don't list the features, but inspire people to click your link by showing them what is in it for them if they do so.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    I've always found posting good comments will get more "signature attention" then formatting can.
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    Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      I've always found posting good comments will get more "signature attention" then formatting can.
      That's true, but why not use both?
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

        That's true, but why not use both?
        Didn't say not to, was just adding to your points.


        Originally Posted by Bingo123 View Post

        Is there a limit to the kind of picture you are allowed to use in your signature (if you pay for it)? I mean obviously nothing dirty, but are you allowed an image of your e-book etc?
        There is a size limitation.
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        Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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    • Profile picture of the author Bingo123
      Is there a limit to the kind of picture you are allowed to use in your signature (if you pay for it)? I mean obviously nothing dirty, but are you allowed an image of your e-book etc?
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    • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      I've always found posting good comments will get more "signature attention" then formatting can.
      You may even find that the amount of work that comes through is consistent an ongoing If people focus on what they give out rather than focus on the Sig itself, they may just find a whole lot more comes back in.
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    • Profile picture of the author JamieSEO
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      I've always found posting good comments will get more "signature attention" then formatting can.
      I agree - if your post is relevant and useful you get much better results
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  • Profile picture of the author pdrs
    I'm just starting to see the benefit of the warrior signature!
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    • Profile picture of the author Diane S
      Originally Posted by pdrs View Post

      I'm just starting to see the benefit of the warrior signature!
      And you are trying to rank for the phrase 'Click Here' ????????????? I think Adobe owns that one.

      Why not take advantage of the ability to create an anchored keyword link instead?
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  • Profile picture of the author iuditg
    I dunno why but whenever I use url BB code to add anchor text it doesnt work for me. Do I have to join warrior room In order to use anchor text on WF ?

    EDIT : Figured out how it works
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    • Profile picture of the author TrekkieGrrrl
      I find that insulting people in Klingon is always an attention grabber.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by TrekkieGrrrl View Post

        I find that insulting people in Klingon is always an attention grabber.
        You actually speak Klingon?

        Wow, are they green though, they didn't look green last time I looked.

        Hab SoSlI' Quch!
        ....and what does that quote mean in your signature, is it Klingon swear words? Like "wee" or "poo"?

        Or did you just type "have a sushi quiche" while drinking???

        I only ask because if I said that after too many pints I would at least spell it like that.



        ...and please, I didn't mean any offense, just my way of having fun. If you really are a Klingon, I'm not being Klingonist. I promise, I'm sorry...
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      • Profile picture of the author Maximillion_Z
        Originally Posted by TrekkieGrrrl View Post

        I find that insulting people in Klingon is always an attention grabber.
        "Your mother has a smooth forehead!" Ha, trust you to come out with that, TrekkieGrrrl
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim Wallace
    This is really a good way to promote your website and even your products and I am sure nowadays many people are using this way. However, a suggestion is that not to spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Powers
    Indeed, signature is very helpful for promoting a website, thanks for your tips. I think signature could be designed creative.
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  • Profile picture of the author LetsGoViral
    So, did I do it right?
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  • Profile picture of the author ejb2059
    Not sure if my signature is ugly or not but, thanks for the good advice .. Some seem to have viewed your post as a "slam"..I see it as just looking out / being helpful to those new to the forum / IM
    Thanks again
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    • Profile picture of the author YseUp
      My tip.

      Don't have a link that says "Make 1000's of $$$ in minutes!" when it's obvious from you're posts that you don't know how do that.

      No one is clicking on your link.
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      • Profile picture of the author sylviad
        Here's a thought.

        Maybe some people just don't want to link their sigs to anything. I particularly like the ones with some smart quote or just funny one-liner. It's been done lots of times, but I got a chuckle when I saw... I got nothin' and other similar comments.

        Another tip.

        Offer something in your sig that is relevant to the people most likely to view it. I've seen links going to non-marketing offers, although...

        Every once in awhile, I toss in my anxiety site and my dog site because I figure... there's gotta be SOMEbody in here who can relate to those topics in their lives.

        Which reminds me, I should put my dog link back. I want more subscribers who will love reading my dog stories every week.

        Sylvia
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  • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
    Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I see a lot of you are utilizing your signatures to promote your products, and that's wonderful.

    HOWEVER: I have seen some UGGGGGGGGLY signatures today. If you want to be more effective, you need to format your signature correctly.

    If you've got a bunch of links, make sure they are grouped in the same area. And make sure you're using anchor text, because a url with no explanation is not going to get you anywhere.

    Also, use your keywords as anchor text. The Warrior Forum WILL give you a free boost in google if you use this trick.

    Cheers,
    Lazy


    And sometimes your links can be used to help others...who need it.

    Lets not forget that option.



    Peace


    Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Lazy
      Originally Posted by Roaddog View Post

      And sometimes your links can be used to help others...who need it.

      Lets not forget that option.



      Peace


      Jim
      This is VERY true. If you've got friends or clients that need a boost, you could add their link.

      Great Responses folks!
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      • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
        Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

        This is VERY true. If you've got friends or clients that need a boost, you could add their link.
        As they say in commercials: don't try it!
        You can NOT give "link juice" to your friends and clients!

        He was referring to have link to charities or good causes. For example, you can click in my sig link and donate.
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      • Profile picture of the author Roaddog
        Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

        This is VERY true. If you've got friends or clients that need a boost, you could add their link.

        Great Responses folks!
        That's not exactly what I meant...if you look at my link or click on any of them...I meant more like for charities and help for people who genuinely need help..



        Jim
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      • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
        Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

        This is VERY true. If you've got friends or clients that need a boost, you could add their link.

        Great Responses folks!
        I would read the forum TOS carefully before doing this.

        I was under the impression that you were only allowed to link to your own sites in your sig.

        Maybe things have changed - but be careful who/what you link to. If it's not yours you may find your sig gets removed.
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        nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author TPFLegionaire
    Your mother has a smooth forehead!

    or

    Hab SoSlI' Quch! as the Klingon say

    Being French I like to be a little bit more colorful in my insults:

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  • Profile picture of the author corycrabb
    Very good sound advise.. .Thanks a bunch!
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon L
    Dumb question- tried to search for an answer and this thread is the best I could find

    How do I make my warriors forum signature so I use anchor text such as

    <a href=" http://www.google.com">Search here</a>

    instead of http://www.google.com which is all I can get at the moment using the sig editor???
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Mayo
      Originally Posted by Brendon L View Post

      Dumb question- tried to search for an answer and this thread is the best I could find

      How do I make my warriors forum signature so I use anchor text such as

      <a href=" http://www.google.com">Search here</a>
      HTML code is not allowed so you have to use BBCode like this instead,
      [ url="http:www.google.com"]Search here[/url ]

      To make my BBCode example above work, just remove the beginning and
      ending spaces inside the brackets and this is the result you should receive.

      Search here

      Hope that Helps,
      Have a Great Day!
      Michael
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      • Profile picture of the author Brendon L
        Originally Posted by Michael Mayo View Post

        HTML code is not allowed so you have to use BBCode like this instead,
        [ url="http:www.google.com"]Search here[/url ]

        To make my BBCode example above work, just remove the beginning and
        ending spaces inside the brackets and this is the result you should receive.

        Search here

        Hope that Helps,
        Have a Great Day!
        Michael
        That was a great help, thanks Michael. I was getting seriously frustrated trying to get the sig to work and not finding precise answers with forum searches.

        Now it is all good
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  • Profile picture of the author Jouvan Johnson
    Great advice thank you I think I should go and edit my sig now :-s
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Also as an idea to be different - try using small font i.e:

    If you can read this you can make money online... Click Here

    Something like that may work well.

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author giljimenez
    Great post! I've seem some of the nastiest sigs! lol!
    Glad you're educating people on the forum!

    Great job!
    Gil
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  • Profile picture of the author betdav
    Some really great ideas for signatures here. I will give some of these a try. Thanks Warriors!
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  • Thanks for concerning everyone. Actually I'm also very confused after reading this thread. Does my signature looks crap also? Does I need to make any correction?
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  • Profile picture of the author PabloVTB
    Hey there.. I just finished designing my new signature. Had a lot of fun in the process. What do you think about it?
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    Always make sure to use graphics in signatures, right guys? I think that is a great way to get people's attention. I see a lot of you have images and it makes me stop and look at it!
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  • Profile picture of the author nerrutis
    Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I see a lot of you are utilizing your signatures to promote your products, and that's wonderful.

    HOWEVER: I have seen some UGGGGGGGGLY signatures today. If you want to be more effective, you need to format your signature correctly.

    If you've got a bunch of links, make sure they are grouped in the same area. And make sure you're using anchor text, because a url with no explanation is not going to get you anywhere.

    Also, use your keywords as anchor text. The Warrior Forum WILL give you a free boost in google if you use this trick.

    Cheers,
    Lazy
    Thanks. Basically it`s very correct psychological insight helping gain traffic to any website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    My signature is really ugly - lucky I'm not selling anything right now
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    nothing to see here.

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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

    HOWEVER: I have seen some UGGGGGGGGLY signatures today. If you want to be more effective, you need to format your signature correctly.
    Ugly works too, especially if all the other signatures around here are nicely formatted.
    It seems the ugly ones stood out to you... and that's all that matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Some of the "suggestions" being offered here are actually against the forum rules. To avoid having your signature removed from your posts, be sure to read the rules.

    Also, most of the suggestions are opinion. I haven't seen one person that mentioned they've ran any tests. Rather than relying on opinion, test what works for you. Ugly sometimes gets much better results than pretty ... and yes, I have tested that. Notice I said sometimes.
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    Just when you think you've got it all figured out, someone changes the rules.

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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    Thanks for nice tips ..great sharing !!
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  • Profile picture of the author spectrecom
    Originally Posted by Lazy View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    I see a lot of you are utilizing your signatures to promote your products, and that's wonderful.

    HOWEVER: I have seen some UGGGGGGGGLY signatures today. If you want to be more effective, you need to format your signature correctly.

    If you've got a bunch of links, make sure they are grouped in the same area. And make sure you're using anchor text, because a url with no explanation is not going to get you anywhere.

    Also, use your keywords as anchor text. The Warrior Forum WILL give you a free boost in google if you use this trick.

    Cheers,
    Lazy
    Absolutely. A nice looking signature is really important of you want peopel to click.

    I've adopted a slightly different approach. What are your thoughts?
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    • Profile picture of the author moneyjunkie
      Good suggestions. Gives me hope that I'll have a great sig one day.
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