Forum submission is now valuable in SEO?

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Hy guys, I want to know "forum submission"(OFF Page technique) is now valued in SEO?. Will forum profile or forum signature boost our ranking nowadays?
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  • Profile picture of the author Castor Troy1
    Now a days it is really effective things to do in seo. Forum submission actually pass the link of a website, beside it's really helpful for ranking up a website. For off page seo methods not only forum works beside it web2.0 is very useful.
    Hope this might be helpful for you
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Originally Posted by Yashwant Systos View Post

    Hy guys, I want to know "forum submission"(OFF Page technique) is now valued in SEO?. Will forum profile or forum signature boost our ranking nowadays?
    Forum for links are just a waste of time. Most of the forums provide no-follow links and the least amount that do provide do-follow links passes whatsoever no real link value.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yashwant Systos
      But we can create both type of backlinks nofollow and dofollow according to google update
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  • Profile picture of the author Naksh Kaloo
    Forums pass a great amount of backlinks on daily basis and hence it can be undoubtedly said that they boost our rankings!
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  • Profile picture of the author roneidaselva
    Forum Submission has become one of the most way to increase the traffic of your blogs and website in search engine result page.In forum submission you can discuss openly about your questions and your websites problem. It is also best off page seo activity which helps youto get better visibility of your backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author AP Globale
      Yup..I agree with you. Forum Submission is one of the best essential technique in off page optimization. It is discussion platform for us.We can increase the traffic with the help of forum submission.
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  • Profile picture of the author aesthetiqclinic
    Forums are still best for SEO. Those forums play important role that have high quality webpages.
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    It's pretty much meaningless to SEO. In addition, the links are usually nofollow. However, it can bring some traffic, which in itself may slightly boost your page "rank", as people dwell on them.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonsophia086
    Yes, obviously they are
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Total waste of time for SEO purposes. As others have said, most forums have nofollow backlinks. Even if the links are followed, Google isn't stupid. They know that you can place links there, yourself, so they do not value them as editorially placed links.

    That said, if the forum is highly related to your site, it could send great traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author Yashwant Systos
      So, which process(off page) are good for SEO? and where we can create dofollow backlinks.
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      • Profile picture of the author digember
        You should focus on guest posting to build backlinks for your site. Though, I have seen websites rank on top without even building a single backlink.
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      • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
        Originally Posted by Yashwant Systos View Post

        ... and where we can create dofollow backlinks.
        Nowhere, cause "dofollow" links don't exist.
        "Dofollow" term is brain farts generated by basic Code illiterate
        SEO pros and Webmasters "geniuses"



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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    How 'bout yous all learn some SEO before you answer SEO questions?

    Originally Posted by Naksh Kaloo View Post

    Forums pass a great amount of backlinks on daily basis and hence it can be undoubtedly said that they boost our rankings!
    Originally Posted by bestwebsolca View Post

    Forum Submission is one of the great part of off page seo. It helps to generate targeted traffic to your site for sharing and promoting your company.
    Why the forum is still important?
    1. Search engine spiders like content, and posting on a forum with so many people commenting on it can be a good process to generate content. This is one of the top SEO activity to push your website forward. It may take a while to get your website noticed and some really great members and frequent contributors will be required, but your website can rank really high if your users continue posting away on your forum.
    2. A forum becomes a reason for your clients, customers and visitors to return back to your website, especially if they are looking for advice or help on a particular subject. You definitely want your visitors to keep returning. So, forum posting can be a great way of convincing people to return, and use your forum regularly.
    3. The more members you have on your forum, the more sales you will be able to make. So, by having more members returning to your forum time and again, you can immediately maximize your chances of making a decent earning from your forum. Whether you have an online service or a shopping site, if you are successful in keeping your visitors enticed, you will have more chances of selling to them again and again.
    Originally Posted by roneidaselva View Post

    Forum Submission has become one of the most way to increase the traffic of your blogs and website in search engine result page.In forum submission you can discuss openly about your questions and your websites problem. It is also best off page seo activity which helps youto get better visibility of your backlinks.
    Originally Posted by aesthetiqclinic View Post

    Forums are still best for SEO. Those forums play important role that have high quality webpages.
    Originally Posted by jacksonsophia086 View Post

    Yes, obviously they are
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      No, it's not. Even a spammer like you should know!

      Originally Posted by pragtidhillon View Post

      Yes. This is very good for SEO purpose.
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      • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
        Really, all you need to do is check the grammar of whomever is posting. If it is bad, so is the advice 99% of the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    ...or fly it by copyscape to see where it was lifted from....
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  • Profile picture of the author abdulhameed43
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    I think forum submission is the great way to drive traffic agreed many forums provide no follow links and plenty of them have irrelevant questions to stop spamming. I read an article which clearly says No Follow links are also good and ranking factors in SEO. As we know Moz, Ahrefs, Majestics and other big names in SEO industry use Domain Authority and Page Authority to analyze the website. Whereas Google does not give any attention to these factors. No, Follow links on high DA & PA sites gives you more link juice and it will help you to increase your website DA & Pa.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonTheFreeman
    Forum commenting when done right can be really good in SEO.

    I would suggest building a good reputation first as a commenter who provides valuable insights and relevant comments before throwing links around.

    Putting a link an making a mediocre comment won't do you any good and you will likely come off as a spammer.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author digember
    It depends on what niche forum you are commenting for building links. If the forum's related to your niche and you drive engaging traffic to your website, it will count as qaulity backlinks and thus helps you to rank your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cowork
    Forum Submission is an off-page activity in SEO, It's really helpful to increase traffic to our website and also its helpful to improve website ranking. A few days ago I have done forum posting on my website coworking space Gurgaon
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  • Profile picture of the author HokuRaj
    Find some dofollow(only) forum sites and post there some informative content (dont spam). It will be small(not great) help for your website to gain some traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author REPLYFT
    As a few others have stated - it can be a waste of time. There are only a few forums that are worthwhile. Try and look for search engine friendly forums that are in your niche. A mix of do follow and no follow should be obtained.
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  • Forum backlinks works great but becareful with making to much in a short time !
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexandar33
    Lot of people are saying that forum is a waste of time but I do not think so. True, for SEO you have better options around but forum can bring a great traffic if you know how to play smart with the forum topic and content.
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      People say forums are a waste if time frim an SEO perspective.

      The question was about forums and off-page.

      Originally Posted by Alexandar33 View Post

      Lot of people are saying that forum is a waste of time but I do not think so. True, for SEO you have better options around but forum can bring a great traffic if you know how to play smart with the forum topic and content.
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  • Profile picture of the author roneidaselva
    Form submission is very effective in SEO. In form submission we make our brand popular so that more traffic comes to our site. Its help in grow our websites rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author avemfly619619
    Nowadays, you should focus on content marketing as compare to forum submission.

    If you join the forum just for the link then you should know that most of the high pr forum submission site is not provide do follow link.

    So you should concern on gaining knowledge related to your field whether it is SEO or anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ivan2b
    Time of forums had passed. Forums which already build their names can maybe make some good SEO for the off page submissions but not sure how useful this is in reality if you start from zero?
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  • Profile picture of the author tritrain
    Here's the thing. If you use certain measurements, such as MOZ's Domain Authority, the forum sig backlink will count for something. However, does it matter to Google? No, not one bit.

    It's also why it's important to not rely too much on any one metric. You can still extrapolate very valuable information from sites like MOZ or ahrefs, don't get me wrong, but they all must be taken with a 'grain of salt'. None of the 3rd party tools have perfect information. Only Google/Bing come close.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdskjohnny
    Is forum posting or submission are same? if this happen then what will be next step for seo method new sites to rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author mdskjohnny
    What will be the next seo method in 2018 if the forum submission dead.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Henry01
    Forum Post one of the best method to boost keyword ranking. Every forum websites have their guidelines, so this is mandatory to follow it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunpeaks589
    Forum Submission on Good forum with good attractive post help to get good back link for website
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  • Profile picture of the author rfharris
    Forums are still helpful but you should be selective in choosing the forums where you are doing postings. You should only choose forums that are related to your niche and are pretty active. If you are present in large forums with lots of active members and sharing something about your business/website, you are almost certain to get exposure.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sunil Healthcare
    Hi there,

    These days forum submission has become the crucial element in terms of off page seo. About the rank boosting it is not sure but a effective post will give you a web traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author parsonadhesives
    Now a days it is really effective things to do in seo. Forum submission actually pass the link of a website, beside it's really helpful for ranking up a website.
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  • Profile picture of the author techellie
    Hello

    Yes, forum posting is one of the best off-page activity in SEO. Forum posting helps you to increase your traffic and gain better visibility of your backlinks. This activity also increases your website's backlinks to reach the top of Google.

    Hope it helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author pammy mandal
    Yes, Nowadays it is actually effective things to do in search engine optimization. Forum submission, in reality, passes the link to a website, besides it is truly helpful for ranking up an internet site.
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  • Profile picture of the author jacksonsophia086
    Ofcourse Forums are still effective. They are also effective for gaining traffic also
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  • Profile picture of the author vinegarcreatives
    Forum submission is really help for SEO. This is best option for increase website traffic and website back-link.
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  • Profile picture of the author debharrison
    For SEO its a waste of time. For a start all link are marked as nofollow anyway so completely fruitless,

    For providing expertise and learning with a community, you cannot beat a forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author logoartistdesign
    Yes it is very effective and responsive way of generation traffic for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author debharrison
    Ok, where is your evidence to back this radical claim up?
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  • Profile picture of the author ewebac
    Forum submission is all about getting information, sharing information & getting upto dated with all new terminology in seo
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  • Profile picture of the author debharrison
    Ok I have read up on nofollow links and I think that if your content is of good enough quality to get people make forum users aware of and click your link to engage with your content then yes it shouldn't make any difference if your link is follow or nofollow.

    To prove a point, I was reading up on a Moz link about nofollow, which outlines what I've just stated. https://moz.com/blog/the-hidden-power-of-nofollow-links I am intrigued to know how many clicks this particular link gets (be honest!).

    The thing is it has to be worthwhile link and not flout any spamming rules otherwise it won't see the light of day.

    As far as signature links are concerned, I can't see how they could benefit on a forum amongst other web designers, developers and SEO consultants etc already on this forum. That is when contribution to the forum community is key.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blakers1
      These are the stats I just pulled from the bottom of the Warrior Forum homepage:

      Threads: 762,402, Posts: 8,875,574, Members: 1,358,481

      Assuming only half of those posts include a signature link, there are somewhere around 4 MILLION outbound links that also happen to be NoFollow...

      Do you really think that getting a handful of those 4 million+ outbound links is going to do anything to your site authority???

      Relevant traffic is the most significant benefit you'll see from forum posting.

      Our traffic went up significantly after I started hanging out here, and we recently closed an AdWords account off Warrior Forum. WooHoo!!!

      But there has been no real SEO gain from the 90+ backlinks going to our site.

      I watch our rank like a hawk. Even though the SEMrush link-building tool ranks Warrior Forum as a "5 out of 5" link-building opportunity for our keywords, there's been no significant change at all.

      The verdict is in as far as I'm concerned. It's still worthwhile to participate in forums for brand awareness, but not for SEO.

      SEO takes so much time and effort that you have to be smart about what you work on. Wasting time on outdated techniques will lose you clients because you will not be delivering actual results.

      If you really want to do well and build a future in SEO, I suggest you focus all your link-building efforts on outreach to earn editorial link placement on quality websites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daijon Moss
    For increasing the traffic of website forum posting is now one of the best way to increase traffic but It doesn't help in rankings because mostly forum websites gives no follow link. Many people's join forums for these purpose but I'm here to increase my knowledge and share my experience on Digital Marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author simplio
    This totally depends on the number of engagement you increase through your forum. Your ranking depends totally on the visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author andrewaff
    Niche forums still work great for me. If we build a authority in niche forum and genuinely reply questions there, there is good chance to build a network. Doing forums just for signature link is not worthy at all. Better we should explore some niche forums based on our website category, start building a community there, answers the queries, ask your queries and learn new things everyday.
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  • Profile picture of the author KaapoJed
    Including forum links in link building/backlinks strategies is a bad idea. Most of them do not provide link juice value as they are good for some engagements if followed correctly. So do not include them in your backlinks making strategy just focus to bring some genuine traffic through them by making quality posts and engaging in them. And yup it is also a great source to share & gain knowledge about the industries.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dshu
    Yes Forum Submission is still valuable in SEO.

    Try to insert your website link in the body of Post rather than in Signature.

    This way you website will get juice of that back-link.
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