How forums help you to gain backlinks for website?

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Hello all, I'm new to forums so can you all help me to give a clear picture about this and explain how I gain backlinks for my website?
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  • Profile picture of the author WoodsPainting
    Forums may not get as much love and attention these days, but they remain a very valuable marketing tool.

    Especially when it comes to building backlinks.

    Here's why:

    A large number of online forums still allow do-follow links, making them prime territory for scoring valuable authoritative backlinks.

    The trick lies in knowing where to find do-follow forums and learning how to use them for maximum impact.

    And today I'm going to give you everything you need to know to get relevant and powerful do-follow forum backlinks with ease.
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    • Profile picture of the author JGPhill
      Yeah, there are still lots of forum sites that allow the links as dofollow. But to get this you have to work there with some kinds of knowledge and to be patience and at one point not only get quality dofollow links but also receive a good numbers of traffic to your site. Beside this activities, if you try you will find many other option of getting quality backlinks for your site. Guest post or blog posts good one of them. You can also engage in social networking sites to share your content and even sometimes you can good dofollow links there doing bookmarking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dannymir
      Thanks so much!
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  • Profile picture of the author jefrin adams
    Its not a valuable link but it give some backlink for the users if you give effective reply for the users .
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    • Profile picture of the author codyhay
      Completely agree with you. It's the profile authority that counts plus the number of meaning full replies..
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  • Profile picture of the author jackharry
    Forums are the best source for better backlinking and for good offsite factor. we get best backlinks for our site.
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    Honestly, they are great for traffic if you have something that is very targeted for that particular forum or thread but any links you place on forums are pretty worthless for SEO. Forums, blogs, social bookmarking, Web 2.0 ... anyplace where you can place a link, yourself, without someone else having to do it, is a link that is NOT going to help your SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
    Yeah, you get a link. But that doesn't mean that the link helps you get ranked.
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  • Profile picture of the author msulcs
    You can get backlinks on Forums via posts, signatures or "About" pages.
    Having these links is good for backlink diversity.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    The backlinks you typically get from forums are NO FOLLOW - ie., no SEO value

    You're better of generating CITATIONS and BRAND MENTIONS

    Those impact SEO as well

    However, you have to KNOW how to create them the right way

    Otherwise, Big G might just think you're spamming
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  • Profile picture of the author organicexpert
    Forums are the online discussion sites where people gather to converse, that's focussed on a single industry or niche and where you can participate in the conversation via a forum membership. You can get the do-follow links from the forum by finding the industry related forums to post on that means a forum should be focused on your industry, a forum containing a subforum focusing on your industry and start contributing on these forums because Google will give backlinks benefits on the basis on relevancy.
    There are a lot of benefits on being active on forums besides earing do follow links such as your brand identity will build, you will gain more authority in your niche, build the valuable relationship, you will get to know what is important for your target audience, and you can also find their content ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author priyankaarya
    Forums will basically help you to get a do-follow link to your website
    Look for a similar forum for your niche and answer questions asked.
    You can pass your website link when people ask you to share it with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ashley John
    In forums, you can share your website content, ask a question and answer the question.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    Originally Posted by Chasing Media View Post

    Hello all, I'm new to forums so can you all help me to give a clear picture about this and explain how I gain backlinks for my website?
    Most forums now make links no-follow because people like you who only want to participate for personal benefit and not benefit community

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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    Yes, it's a link, but it won't help your SEO much. That being said, forum comments are a great way to get more traffic to your website, as long as the forum is relevant to the niche of your website. For example, leaving comments on a gardening forum and sending them to your make money online blog would be a waste of time.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Optimize your profile in forums, and include all of your social media accounts. When you post stellar content, blogs, and articles be sure to notify your subscribers and followers.

    Your activity in niche-relevant and well-regarded forums (such as the Warrior Forum ) can generate a frenzy of highly targeted traffic to your posts and websites.

    In my not so humble opinion, backlinks are relatively insignificant, compared to real live engaged readers. Content, not backlinks, has always been the secret sauce for driving massive convertible traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author hamimhassan
    Nothing but forum can be the best to do backlink for your website. If you are really looking for organic traffic for your website, then forum will be best.
    First of all, you need find forum/channel which is at least 80% related with your service/product/website. Then you can make some quality backlink with valuable and perfect information for your website or landing page. Make sure, you are not violating their terms and not doing any spam things. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author RobertRay
    You can use your signature or reply to other questions. But you need to choose forums with the same thematic, otherwise, your message will be deleted very fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author qtechservers
    Yes participating on forums is an excellent way to drive some relevant traffic to your website. It's just the matter of posting on the right forums which will also build brand recognition for your company.

    In the recent past a lot of active members have stopped posting on forums and asking for help like I remember it used to be a few years back, may be because of too much spam and irrelevant posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author sadatfaisal
    Recently google plus+ not working for personal branding or publications. I don't know what's the reason. Can anybody shares the reasons regarding this issue???
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  • Profile picture of the author AashishGupta970
    Forums help you gain backlinks for your website only when you hit the right target!
    Forums are a good source of knowledge, especially the updates that are released. Hence, people get the benefit of posting their website's backlinks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ToddGordon
    Here are the basic parameters that help you to get backlink from froum. These is one of the

    1. Relevance/Niche/Audience

    Find the most relevant forums for your business niche where your target audience resides.

    2. Quality/Authority

    Shortlist the most authoritative forums based on the quality content and audience base. You certainly can't spend your efforts on forums which don't have high domain authority, links from such forum don't have any weight.

    3. Guidelines/Code of conduct

    Read and understand the rules of each forum before creating your profile and start posting a post just for the sake of getting a link-back. Many times same forum has different set of rules for individual forum categories as well. These guidelines play a major role in the process of getting backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    If the forum is active, having link in your signature helps you in two ways, first of all, Its possible that other members visit your website and it could bring traffic to your website and second of all, if you could have a link as signature below your posts, it could increase the number of your backlinks especially if the links are dofollow. But keep in mind that you must have post quality posts because as forum admins want to keep the quality of their forum high, they delete users with low quality posts and in my opinion they do the right thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author codingku
    Forum is very useful, the first thing you must do is find a do-follow backlink forum
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  • Profile picture of the author ayushi123
    We forget that forums are also a fantastic resource for reviews, and in turn, quality assurance and customer loyalty. They give fans of a product the opportunity to share their opinions so the company/org can enhance their package. Know More
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  • Profile picture of the author evemarshall123
    Forums give you direct access to hundreds (even thousands) of members who make up your target audience. This means you have the potential to persuade those members to visit your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandertouw
    Backlink building is an old school technique in SEO. Earning backlink is the correct way of doing things. One must understand and follow the content guidelines of forums. Try to add value to the discussions, not just spam links. Prefer starting new discussions so the relevancy will be maximum.
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  • Profile picture of the author beyond web
    In some early stage of SEO, Many of us had put a signature along with keyword that was hyperlinked. But it was treated as a spammy link building after the penguin 3 update was rolled out.
    Nowadays earning backlinks are fore most important than just building backlinks. Put a signature with link only where it make sense. Otherwise you do not use it.
    Get backlinks and referral traffics naturally by adding a source to your article where people asked questions related to your niche. Hope I'm answered and you understand this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenifer1420
    A big number of online forums motionless allow do-follow links, making them prime territory for scoring valuable reliable backlinks.
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  • If your website have really something that can explain better to the questions putted on forum posting sites then it's a great way to drive traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author camdoanhhien
    As you'll see in just a minute, not all forums are created equal when it comes to backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Whitevoxindia
    It is a source which can give backlink and also a good audience to your website or blog you want to target.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arsath
    It's a nice platform to get backlinks, make sure that the content you entered is relevant and if there any chance of placing link don't forget to place the link it will help you to get traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author IndependentCP
    still now its a powerful link building strategy,
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  • Profile picture of the author pramodtapu
    Today Forum Posting has taken as important technique to boosting the SEO efforts.Forum is basically discussion site,in this we can improve the ranking to our site and also get more traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stephen Matthews
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    Forum is the best way to get quality backlinks for the website. Because forum is the only place where we will get genuine question and genuine audience who ask their problem to the experts. There are lot of websites by which we can get backlinks for our website easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author donald331
    Andrea, as someone already mentioned - you have to understand, that any popular online forum (website) is being visited by thousands men and women, and you cannot control everyone. And talking about their lack of fantasy and lack of poetry, I totally agree with you. They remember me myself when I was using paper writing service and was preparing for exam. I've had to write an essay, as professor asked, but there were no ideas in my head. Long story short - I've chosen the PhD writers to do this essay task. Is it possible that back-links make your website popular without competent brief essays? I doubt about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    Its easy:
    1. Pay for a subscription as I did and you get a banner where is you link
    2. Place your link in a profile
    3. Write a blog post and mention there link to your content
    4. Dont spam with your link in a threads
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    • Profile picture of the author 479
      What banner ad type do you mean, like a Chamber of Commerce banner ad?
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesan
    Forums are the great source for backlinking and for good offsite factor. If you have something that is very targeted for that particular forum or thread than they give you great traffic.
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  • No doubt forums are a great source of back links but most of them gives you no-follow links. Its for diverting a traffic to your website. Once you know your niche audience you can easily get a huge number of traffic. Forums are places where everyone looking for a solutions and suggestions once you meet the need of the audience.
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    • Profile picture of the author 479
      Yes, I did see in a Google Analytics report somewhere that all the Quora answers were creating some type of referral source to my site, but it was minor.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I think its better to use forums for traffic and not so much for backlinks ,backlinks are also good but for traffic its more efective
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  • Profile picture of the author SiaMatrix
    It wont help. Try other sources.
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    • Profile picture of the author 479
      I have gotten some leads through Quora, from people watching my videos or reading my responses to questions, either calling or emailing or visiting my site, but not enough to really be noticeable. More like a few phone calls and emails and some referrer site visits. But not sure if it really boosts SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author digibask
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    This depends as some forums have all of their outbound links set to "nofollow", which mean they pass little to no SEO value. Quite a few are "dofollow" which means relevant forum participation that leads to a backlink to your website will help in terms of SEO value. Forum participation in general is a good practice if you can find quality forums for your industry and niche, I would just not overdue it with pointing links back to your site, unless it is 100% relevant and beneficial to the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Gain backlinks by giving of your time, energy and talents.

    Help people by answering their questions thoroughly.

    Example; you read my response, like what I say and click my sig link. I drive traffic to my blog.

    Be generous, thorough but detached. See yourself driving traffic through forums. Keep things positive. Keep things high energy.

    Be helpful. If someone asks a question, and you know the answer, answer it.

    Backlinks flow to bloggers who answer questions accurately and generously on forums. People click your sig link if you give them a reason to click your sig link. Give them the reason by being helpful, thorough and generous in answering questions.

    Focus not on a specific word count but do know; going just a little more in depth than the average poster on forums boosts your back links.

    I was checking my Domain Authority recently. I noticed some Warrior Forum links and traffic among my links. On digging deeper, these usually are the posts I feel detached about, where I answer the question with no particular outcome in mind. Said answers tend to be longer, beefier, more in depth.

    Of course I know my stuff and share accurate, correct answers; I am the Blogging From Paradise guy. But if you have not my experience, surround yourself only with the top bloggers in your niche. Learn from them, Acquire knowledge, and share the knowledge with forum mates, through your answers to questions asked on forums.

    Study how top pros drive links through these forums. The best marketers have a skill for being positive, compassionate and helpful, answering questions in calm, confident, knowing, detached fashion.

    This is why top pros garner backlinks through forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author Manoj Kusshwaha
    Think Forum as Quora If you are answering with reliability believe me you will get traffic as well as a backlink from the profile page.

    But You should keep in mind
    1. You have to be consistent and regular
    2. deliver good answers and post
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  • Profile picture of the author LEE BYRON
    Sharing your professional ideas in a niche forum can not only drive traffic to your site but also building your personal brand only if you consistently provide valuable answers.
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  • Profile picture of the author webenliven
    Nowadays, Forums are a great way for making backlinks but you must have to reply to any thread within an effective way. You must have to reply on those threads where you think that you can rely on that thread. You can help the thread poster in an effective way using 1 backlink which is relevant to the thread in a great answering way. But creating a backlink on every thread is also not good and it would be considered as spamming. So, be attention before doing such stuff on every forum posting. Read and obey their Rules and regulations before posting a reply on any thread. Unless your account would be suspended for a lifetime.
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  • Profile picture of the author jefrin adams
    It will just give little more backlink for your website ,If you give proper response for the suitable questions ..
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  • Profile picture of the author it4int
    This depends as some forums have all of their outbound links set to "nofollow", which mean they pass little to no SEO value. Quite a few are "dofollow" which means relevant forum participation that leads to a backlink to your website will help in terms of SEO value. Forum participation in general is a good practice if you can find quality forums for your industry and niche, I would just not overdue it with pointing links back to your site, unless it is 100% relevant and beneficial to the forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author naviown
      Having a signature with links to your website on different niche relevant forums does help.

      But you've gotta make it look natural. Too many posts is not good.
      Keep it spread across a couple of forums. They will do quite a good job.
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      • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
        Originally Posted by naviown View Post

        Having a signature with links to your website on different niche relevant forums does help.

        But you've gotta make it look natural. Too many posts is not good.
        Keep it spread across a couple of forums. They will do quite a good job.
        love that bit, dont try and look like a spammer / try hard act cool and normal and nobody will spot you.

        how about just being natural without trying to look natural.

        When I as modding forums ( many moons ago ) as soon as I seen a name followed by random numbers 9 out ten times it was a try hard spammer. ie. tryhard765892

        we still have that here and also a round of funny coloured first letters, all out of spammer school green ears and bums up.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monica8297
    I think its not a valuable link but it give some backlink for the users if you give effective reply for the users .
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  • Profile picture of the author Tmt Aba
    Forums are indeed a great source of traffic but one must be valuable to the queries asked and given responses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Isaac
    Unfortunately backlinks cost you, either in lots of time or money.

    A good backlink can cost you $300. Depending on what your business is, mine is a digital marketing agency and i'm able to get backlinks from all of my clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author peterjohn8019
    It is good source for creating Backlink for our website
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  • Profile picture of the author Monica8297
    Forum is the best for making high backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author sumitsonekar123
    You can put good content and mention your link
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  • Profile picture of the author kristen2540
    If are you a genius member and got it to permission for signature. Then you could be upgrade profile signature with your website link [anchor text niche keyword]. That will be much more visitor get into your website and also it is very high positive backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    If you can contribute a lot of helpful information in a certain forum, you will gain trust from people on that platform. If you can somehow relate your link to what is being asked without forcing it, then you can get traffic from that.
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  • Profile picture of the author xuanho
    you can get a good backlink from great forum, but you have to gain more trust and provide your help for other people so that they can give you privilege to receive backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author fahimr780
    I like some forums.But I do not see so many advantages from Forum sites
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  • Profile picture of the author Arsath
    Forum helps you to get backlinks. Try to add signature in each and every post and it helps you to get some backlinks to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author DMBUZZ2019
    Backlinks are the scariest thing, there is white hat and black hat SEO. The recommended way is doing white hat which is purchased via some website or individuals which sum up to be like Fiverr and other low-quality private blogs.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjanasingh
    Search Engine Optimization is used to make your website rank higher in all the Search Engine Platform. There are many SEO techniques through which you can get high-quality backlinks, Forum posting is one of them. In Forum posting you can join the community and can share your ideas, views, and also you can ask a question. Through this way you will be able to get a quality backlink for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pratik Ranjan
    To gain a backlinks for your sites there are various bookmarking pages where u can get the backlinks for your sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Outreach Xpert
    Forums square measure smart supply of backlinks and traffic. There square measure some ways to induce backlinks and traffic from forums
    1. Become a member of forums within which you'll be able to contribute. Participate in forums you've got information regarding. do not participate in random forums.
    2. Add you web site link in your profile.
    3. produce a signature.
    4. Participate often in forum. If you participate often in forums there square measure additional likelihood of different members viewing your profile and visit your web site.
    5. Regular participation will increase the amount of signature on threads.
    6. Dont spam forums together with your web site link, you'll get prohibited if you are doing that.
    7. build relation with different members. they're like folks with common interest and that they can visit your web site.
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  • Profile picture of the author skylikemake
    They don't. Forums was very helpful back in old days..
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  • Profile picture of the author Kuldeep Goyal
    Forum is the one the best way to make backlinks..
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  • Profile picture of the author kumaramitseo
    Forums are best SEO terminology to get high-quality and high authority do-follow forum back-links for the website. Forum discussion is also helpful to gain user attention and gain traffic too.

    A webmaster can simply join their niche based discussion over forum sites and get back-link in the form of author signature and source URL.
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  • Profile picture of the author Voogle Tech
    Forum backlinks are known as Low quality Backlink. It's really don't help with SEO. But, if the forum members get to know and trust you, you can get traffic from forums by helping others solve their problems etc.

    A good signature from a trusted, known and liked member of a forum get some nice traffic.

    You will notice the members that join forums just to try to get SEO benefit from links get banned pretty fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author seospecial
    Sometimes I really wonder, the newbies who come here to start a thread, why dont come back to reply, after so many people are giving them the answers about their question. Maybe I am the only one who is thinking about it, I guess.

    Well to answer your query, most of the people have given appropriate and some are confusing answers, in short, if you have anything which has quality and readable for the audience, then obvious you will have some good weight over your links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mukta parvin
    Hi,
    You can do different way backlinks like blog comments, social book marking and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrcato2
    As mentioned, give valuable information to fellow members and put your website link in your signature in order to get that back link. If your site is new ,a link from this forum is a good start. I would also suggest that you use ezine articles and write a few 450 word articles in your niche. More backlinks.

    Do the same with youtube, and other social media sites. Heck create a link wheel.

    Once you have done all of that, then go to sites that are .org or .gov and get back links from them. and do the same with other sites in your niche. Create a backlink journal and don't be afraid to email or ask webmaster for a backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpwebsite
    Depends. I put two forums into two categories.

    1. Backlink Building

    These are dofollow forums that allow you to put your link in your signature. Replying on some posts here can be a quick way to start building inbound links to your blog.

    2. Traffic

    These are blogs in your niche or generous forums such as Quora or Reddit. These are incredibly good for gaining traffic, and with these you put informative replies that have a signature to your website, or link back to your article. These can help you to get initial and growing traffic. More so, most of these forums are indexed quickly, which means they can become search engine results, and get you results through that.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarahalfred
    Forums are much helpful for getting back link for your website because it can give you back links in each and every post of yours by placing your signature link just with your posts. Forums can be also good source of traffic but you should use these forum sites as they must be relevant of your niche.
    Post highly relevant and precised answers and comments in relevant threads and questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author DirkMarden
    Use your signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Hunsons
    No difference between back links from forums or other related websites.
    Forums only help you to mostly interact with real users.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lalit Mittal
    If you are getting a backlink from a quality forum site then surely your DA will increase as well as traffic. But Forum should be from the same industry as yours.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Joce
    They are still great for traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author Brand raz
    Not too much buy it helps if you are doing 1000 backlinks for the website make sure 20% backlinks are coming from the forum website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jenifer1420
    Hello, We get best backlinks for our site. Just blog and social post. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pratik Ranjan
    Forums allow to do follow links for your website and it helps a lot to increase your backlinks. Quality and a good number of traffic is very important for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Pratik Ranjan
    Forums are a great source to create backlinks for your website.

    When you are looking for off-page SEO techniques in 2018, you do not want to miss forum submission.

    Forums help you to get a do-follow link to your website, so make sure you participate in discussions and answer questions.

    Look for a related forum for your niche and answer people's questions.

    You can provide your website link when people ask you to share it with them.

    This helps you create effective backlinks to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kathrilas
    You need to put some good valuable info for others in your niche and not using forums for making backlinks or so simply. Please take that in account. Some time in your answers you really could put link or two, that's for sure, but not more than that and you will be good
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