Good forums or sites to get backlinks?

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What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
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  • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
    There are none in which you can get good links from.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by Hockey View Post

    What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
    You're doing it wrong If you think that's SEO. Direct targeted niche traffic maybe but it's not SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author anhvu
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      You're doing it wrong If you think that's SEO. Direct targeted niche traffic maybe but it's not SEO.
      Hi Yukon!!

      I'm a newbie, Could you tell me why you said "it's not SEO?" What is real SEO?

      Please!! Waiting for your feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author webdevpro
    I don't think there would be any good one left as wherever you go for the purpose of backlinks you will face 'nofollow'.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    I wouldn't really recommend you to worry too much about "getting good backlinks". Because you are just going to set yourself up for frustration.

    Just worry about delivering the best value to your audience, and the search engine users. And the rest will take care of itself naturally. I am telling you!
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Originally Posted by Hockey View Post

    What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
    Don't just some popular forums or community websites but most importantly related to your niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Augustinus
    Get backlinks from... hmm if you start spam forums with backlinks you will get banned
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  • Profile picture of the author devidweb
    Forum is good for the website visibility because from the forum posting we can get do-follow back links and traffic as well, that is why it is important.
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by devidweb View Post

      Forum is good for the website visibility because from the forum posting we can get do-follow back links and traffic as well, that is why it is important.
      Yeah but today no more forums allow dofollow links or at least you have to pay money or time to have it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sprucevn
    1 V7nForum

    2 Siteowners Forum

    3 Joomla Forum

    4 Search engine watch Forum

    5 CNET Forum

    6 Mysql Forum

    7 Digital point Forum

    8 Affiliate Marketing Forum

    9 Site Point Forum

    10 Warrior forum

    11 ShoutersLands Bloggers forum

    12 Deviantart

    13 File Sharing Forum

    14 Geek Village Forum

    15 HTML Forum

    16 MyGame Builder Forum

    17 PhpBB Forum

    18 Search Engine Roundtable
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  • Profile picture of the author conscolor
    Google doesn't want to count links you can "build." Google only wants to count links you "editorially" "earn."
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  • Profile picture of the author tomhenry1710
    who can share the website to get backlink that google index fast for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author unlimitcloud
    My favourites are Joomla Forum and some other CMS forums like prestashop
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
    Originally Posted by Hockey View Post

    What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
    I would suggest dofollow forums

    www.webmastersun.com
    www.wjunction.com
    www.v7n.com/forums

    As I knew then these forums are allowing dofollow links on signature and posts, I don't say you can easily get backlinks there, just follow their forum rules...you will be fine.

    Other forums are nofollow but it can be valuable for clicks if you have signature links on your posts.
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    • Profile picture of the author jackda
      Originally Posted by MarkBlogs View Post

      I would suggest dofollow forums

      www.webmastersun.com
      www.wjunction.com
      www.v7n.com/forums

      As I knew then these forums are allowing dofollow links on signature and posts, I don't say you can easily get backlinks there, just follow their forum rules...you will be fine.

      Other forums are nofollow but it can be valuable for clicks if you have signature links on your posts.
      Thanks I always keep these sites and WF in my list when doing forum marketing strategies.

      Besides, Blog posts and blog commenting are also good ways to increase dofollow and quality links to my blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryanneBeck
    The best forum and communities to get best back-links for your website are those related to your niche. You can drive organic traffic from forum posting and community discussions.
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    • Profile picture of the author monachus
      Originally Posted by MaryanneBeck View Post

      The best forum and communities to get best back-links for your website are those related to your niche. You can drive organic traffic from forum posting and community discussions.
      Yes, i agree with this.

      I don't think earning backlinks from irrelevant forums will do any good to your seo efforts.
      But i think that a link on a niche related - high authority forum will give you much link juice.

      In every case you will have to actively participate to the forum (not just post a spam link), since participating makes your profile appear in all pages you have posted to and raises your profile page's authority.

      Spam-posting will also get you banned as other members mentioned.

      What i am trying to say, is that earning (valuable) forum links is not so easy as it seems, and the effort you need to put on is not worth it.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by rustybrick View Post

        YOu are right, I always choose dofollow forums that getting high rankings on Google, High rankings on Google mean Google consider them as quality forums and they should have links on those places.
        Didn't notice your comment. Don't pretend to agree with me, and post something that's totally opposite of what I said. I specifically said that what you propose is ineffective, and probably devalued by Google to boot.

        Originally Posted by monachus View Post

        But i think that a link on a niche related - high authority forum will give you much link juice.
        Probably not. Forums are by definition full of user-provided content, and the forum operators are supposed to mark the user-provided links as "nofollow". Even if they didn't it would make no sense for Google to give "much link juice" via these links.
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        Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
        Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

        What's your excuse?
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    • Profile picture of the author robert178
      Originally Posted by MarkBlogs View Post

      I would suggest dofollow forums

      www.webmastersun.com
      www.wjunction.com
      www.v7n.com/forums

      As I knew then these forums are allowing dofollow links on signature and posts, I don't say you can easily get backlinks there, just follow their forum rules...you will be fine.

      Other forums are nofollow but it can be valuable for clicks if you have signature links on your posts.
      You are right, I checked them and they are dofollow forums, I am searching more forums like this to increase backlinks for my blogs.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Originally Posted by Twilson2207 View Post

      Hi,

      Dofollow blogs and Dofollow forums use the dofollow attribute and that helps you to boost your backlinks and give link love. Link juice from a high PR blog or forum is good for your blog to boost your Google page rank. Specially, if you are active in a niche forum which allows dofollow backlinks, you will not only get a quality link to your site but you will also be getting targeted traffic.

      Here are some dofollow forums which have Google page rank, register there use your blog link as signature and make sure that you stay active as these forums are very active and you will get backlinks as well as traffic.

      V7nForum
      Siteowners Forum
      Joomla Forum
      Search engine watch Forum
      CNET Forum
      Mysql Forum
      Digital point Forum
      Some forums in this list were nofollow forums, they changed from dofollow to nofollow which is not useful for your links on their sites.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by robert178 View Post

        You are right, I checked them and they are dofollow forums, I am searching more forums like this to increase backlinks for my blogs.
        That might not matter. Google may devalue the links or just count them as nofollow. And why would they not? Obviously the user-provided links should have the rel=nofollow attribute. It's a bit naive to think that Google wouldn't recognize some of the most popular forums on the planet.

        Forums also tend to have a handful of strong pages, and a crapload of content pages that will never have a solid backlink profile. Yes, they're linked from the strong pages, but instantly buried in the archives on the active forums. So this is also often a case of getting a link on a new weak page. Google seems to love indexing forum content, but that's totally different from the links having any value.
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        Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
        Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

        What's your excuse?
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        • Profile picture of the author rustybrick
          Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

          Forums also tend to have a handful of strong pages, and a crapload of content pages that will never have a solid backlink profile. Yes, they're linked from the strong pages, but instantly buried in the archives on the active forums. So this is also often a case of getting a link on a new weak page. Google seems to love indexing forum content, but that's totally different from the links having any value.
          YOu are right, I always choose dofollow forums that getting high rankings on Google, High rankings on Google mean Google consider them as quality forums and they should have links on those places.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoaceindia
    wjunction and digitalpoint best site for getting backlink using signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepakrajput
    Digital point is best forum site to get backlinks & traffic from high PR website.
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  • Profile picture of the author nahidhasan2025
    Originally Posted by Hockey View Post

    What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
    ==> First of all, forums backlinks has very less SEO value these days. People still visit forums for engagement, networking and skill developments.

    ==> 2nd, the list depends on the niche. You should not focus on any forums which are not relevant. Relevancy is a key part for now.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dutko2385
    I would use Moz or Ahrefs to check out forums that are related to your market to see which has higher authorities and such. Start with the highest authority sites to get backlinks from those sites first. They will not be great quality links, but they will help in one way or another.

    The biggest thing is to make sure that you are targeting sites that are related to your industry. You don't want to talk about dog collars on a fishing website. You know what I mean?
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  • Profile picture of the author EvieWebb
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by EvieWebb View Post

      Most directories provide a free backlink. Just submit your business profile along with a link to your website.
      Most directories are garbage. There's no authority, and there's way too many links for you to really benefit. And I'm not even talking about blatant spam.

      Use a sig. It doesn't help to have your link in the post in any way, but if someone cares to report your post the mods will probably delete it.
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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    • Profile picture of the author MarkBlogs
      Originally Posted by EvieWebb View Post

      Most directories provide a free backlink. Just submit your business profile along with a link to your website.

      - Evie W
      You should read nettiapina's reply

      Directories are not worth to submit at this time unless you want to waste your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author sconer
    I know very little about SEO. But what I have learned is this: If it's easy, then it won't help you with white hat or gray hat SEO. And the easy stuff as far as black hat SEO might help for a short period of time, but destroy you in the end.

    Forum posting is easy. Submitting to directories is easy. That's why it is worthless.

    If good SEO was easy, then everyone else would be doing it and you would find yourself in the middle of the pack again, so you would still have to do something to put yourself ahead.

    Writing exceptional content that will get people to shared it is hard. Getting links from high authority websites is hard. That's why these things will benefit your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumon2k7
    Not all forum or websites links are good, except the backlinks referred from a niche specific pages or forums. Mostly target industry specific websites to get backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author abhishek786
    Originally Posted by Hockey View Post

    What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
    There are so many Lists provided al;ready in this forum post but you need to take care of the relevancy and niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by TJ212 View Post

      good post for me as newbee
      As a newbie you should try to understand what makes a good backlink. Forum signatures are inherently weak, and also probably devalued by Google.

      Originally Posted by lucykaith View Post

      Forum is perfect platform for Webmaster because at here you can obtain both good backlinks and traffic for you website.
      Really? I'd bet that you can't get that much traffic by posting on forums, and the backlinks are not "good".
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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  • Originally Posted by Hockey View Post

    What are some popular forums or community websites to get backlinks from?
    Your targeted niche related ones are good for your SEO campaign.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by General Tausif Al Hossain View Post

      Your targeted niche related ones are good for your SEO campaign.
      What makes you say that? Do you have any reason to expect the links to aid your SEO campaign?
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      Links in signature will not help your SEO. Not on this site, and not on any other forum.
      Who told me this? An ex Google web spam engineer.

      What's your excuse?
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