Are forum Signatures helpful?

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I've been told that forum signatures are good for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures are bad for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures don't affect SEO.

WTF?

I hope I don't get penalized for cursing but this is frustrating.
#forum #helpful #signatures
  • Profile picture of the author jibber6
    No, they are not useful as a backlink. But you can use them to get direct traffic to your website.

    You won't get penalized if it's a "real" forum account.
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by ATLjunkcars View Post

    I've been told that forum signatures are good for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures are bad for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures don't affect SEO.

    WTF?

    I hope I don't get penalized for cursing but this is frustrating.

    Your junk car forum sig is junk.

    Nobody here cares about the link & you're not ranking any pages with the link so it's useless spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Well. They are not very effective... But I would also say they are good for traffic. Especially if it's from related to your niche forum!
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    • Profile picture of the author yukon
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      Originally Posted by patco View Post

      Well. They are not very effective... But I would also say they are good for traffic. Especially if it's from related to your niche forum!


      OP isn't making any money with junk cars on this forum. Nobody here cares.

      He's buying junk cars in Georgia for pennies on the dollar for what the same car can be sold directly to a scrap yard. What are the odds an SEO lives within driving distance of his buying area & just happens to have a car they want to sell for junk. Never going to happen.

      Google knows his nofollow link is junk.




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  • Profile picture of the author Whintaked40
    I think they not still effective but people are still using to get good traffic for their site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Azlan.MY
    Originally Posted by ATLjunkcars View Post

    I've been told that forum signatures are good for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures are bad for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures don't affect SEO.

    WTF?

    I hope I don't get penalized for cursing but this is frustrating.
    I won't help your website ranking, so forget it. If you want to promote your junk car website, why not go to related forum. Yes, it will drive traffic and then once people know more about your site, it will help you rank better. But nobody in this forum wants to look at your signature let alone click on them. People from this forum are mainly freelancers or affiliates, so if you put some kind of job opportunity in your sig, it will get clicked.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Forum links does not help to get ranked. Even if they give you a do-follow link those links basically passes no link juice.
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  • Profile picture of the author umar78
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by davidsmith0123 View Post

      The more you post in the forum, more your back links appear and more you will get the link juice to your website.
      Originally Posted by umar78 View Post

      Signatures are very good for traffic and also good for backlink if it is relevant to forum..
      OP, you should just ignore these guys. They haven't got a clue. This is the problem with a forum and topic such as this: there's a constant flow of people who've been fed some spurious stories that don't match reality. If you'd follow the money you'd probably find a bunch of link seller shysters.

      Forum signature links are usually nofollow, and the ones that aren't do not help that much either. Google has moved to devalue types of links that the site owners haven't marked properly. Sig and profile links are user-provided by definition.

      Even if the links were effective getting hundreds of links from a single website isn't.
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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 kazim
    If you want to use them to get backlink, then they are totally useless. But, may get traffic from your signature link as it is visible below every post.
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  • Profile picture of the author BacklinkzTopper
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  • Profile picture of the author roycpo
    Forum signature helps to brings traffic only not just help to build links.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by Svetoslav Stoyanchev View Post

        Yea but guys as member I can't see your signature here.. I can't see my signature either.
        It is visible only when you logout. I guess our signatures are made for guests only
        If you want to see the signatures, just turn them on from your profile. We're not constantly logging on and off to see who's a link seller.

        Originally Posted by ragnarkar View Post

        As long as it's nofollow, Google doesn't care.
        Google doesn't care for some of the "followed" links either.
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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 HCFGrizzly
    Originally Posted by ATLjunkcars View Post

    I've been told that forum signatures are good for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures are bad for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures don't affect SEO.

    WTF?

    I hope I don't get penalized for cursing but this is frustrating.
    You won`t get penalized from cursing.
    From a SEO perspective, the signatures have no effect on SEO. In order for a link to have any effect on SEO, it needs to pass link juice, but all of the signatures links are nofollowed (no link juice passed).
    One might argue that those signatures can bring traffic to your website and this statement is somewhat true, but in order to bring traffic your signature needs to be on the same topic as the forum. I fail to see how your website about junk cars is in any way related to an Internet Marketing forum...
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    • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
      Originally Posted by inalen View Post

      Signatures are extremely great for visitors as well as great for back-link if it's highly relevant to discussion board.
      Great for backlinks? Where are you getting this idiotic nonsense??
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      • Profile picture of the author rritz
        Originally Posted by HCFGrizzly View Post

        Great for backlinks? Where are you getting this idiotic nonsense??
        For someone who promotes a link where everybody is "calm and friendly" you drop off a lot of uncalm und unfriendly comments ... also on other forums. I'd really like to ask you in a very friendly way to keep calm and not bullshit and idiot everyone in every possible place ...
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  • Profile picture of the author greatwriter
    For the last 2 weeks, I decided to include links to my services on
    my signature on 3 forums. After analyzing my analytics yesterday, I can say that
    I got traffic back to my site and I landed some new clients. So, I would
    say that it was effective for me as I essentially made sales.

    I should say that the forums I posted to were related to the services
    that I am offering.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    Forget about forum signature links and focus on how you will contribute to the respected forum site in which related to your business field. Its a learning site to improve one's business knowledge and not for backlinking purposes.
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  • It isn't bad as long as you do it correctly. Make sure that the forum where you leave your signature and link is relevant to your site. Just leaving your link on your signature alone won't help your SEO campaign, but if you regularly post good responses on any thread, interested people may visit your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgeMatthews
    I watched a video about Forum signature traffic to your website, Its been years now not a latest video uploaded on Youtube related to this topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author ArtisanCodesmith
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by ArtisanCodesmith View Post

      They're helpful to give others a sense of who you are and your character!
      This is true. You spot the spammers and the clueless morons, and avoid the companies in their sig.
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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 anhvu
    Originally Posted by ATLjunkcars View Post

    I've been told that forum signatures are good for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures are bad for SEO and I've been told that forum signatures don't affect SEO.

    WTF?

    I hope I don't get penalized for cursing but this is frustrating.
    The most signature link is No follow. That can not rank your site any more. The most people use signature to get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author amanrai802
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    They're not going to help you in terms of SEO, but they can help drive traffic to your site. That is of course if you're using trackable links and GA.

    Of course this only applies if you're providing useful information/advice on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author wdcbangalore
    If you get signature that would be useful for your website traffic,it will bring more traffic to your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by wdcbangalore View Post

      If you get signature that would be useful for your website traffic,it will bring more traffic to your website.
      I grand you The Most Circular Post of the Day award. That comment is a thing of beauty.
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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 aforabi
    Forum signature is one of the ways to build backlinks to your site.

    But, the most important thing is to get backlinks from variety of sites, not just from forum signature links. So that means you should be focusing on building backlinks from article directories, forum profile links, forum posts, blog comments, social media posts, RSS directory submission, YouTube videos, etc ...

    You should be creating backlinks slowly and steadily too, otherwise building 100 links for few days and not building anything will only raise a RED FLAG to Google.

    So, do not only build backlinks from forum signature. Build from wide range of backlink sources.

    You can try RankCrew to build high quality 250 backlinks from all these sources ...
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Originally Posted by aforabi View Post

      Forum signature is one of the ways to build backlinks to your site.
      Actually, they are one of the worst. You peddling SEO is pathetic.
      You are a clueless loser. Period. The rest of your "great"
      backlink list, is full of nonsense that isn't even backlinks.
      Like a youtube video..nope, sorry, no link there.
      And rss? Oh man! What is this 2005? Are you people
      for real, or just spamming bots?

      This thread could have stopped after the first answer of: NO

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    Yes forum signature are very helpful for SERPs if used correctly.

    1. make sure the sig isn't "nofollow". Sigs on WF are "nofollow" so it won't help you
    2. niche. You need to get on forums about cars or scrap metal. Something niche related
    3. don't spam. Be an active user and sincere. If mods/admin think you're spamming, they'll ban you
    4. find popular forums that have good DA, moz and PA metrics

    If you follow that you'll help build your website in SERPs. I know from real hands on experience. It does work.
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  • Profile picture of the author chmarkh90
    good think sig help user but must have other ADS in other website or you are get away
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