Do High PR Forum Profile Links Work?

by Si_P
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Hi,

I have heard that it is great to sign up for high pr forums so that the profile contains a link to your blog.

Is this a good way to get backlinks, i mean are they of value?

Or should i stick to social bookmarking, directory submissions, etc?

Thanks,
Si_P
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  • Profile picture of the author stumblerum
    They work ok. It's certainly worth doing a run now and then. But it's boring as hell.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Yes they work. But as I say to my own clients, you must make them PART of a linkbuilding strategy, and not the whole strategy.
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    What's wrong with making it the only strategy?
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      Hi

      Better to have a natural-looking link profile, than to put all your eggs in one basket.




      Originally Posted by clickwise View Post

      What's wrong with making it the only strategy?
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    • Profile picture of the author ron.the.bull
      Originally Posted by clickwise View Post

      What's wrong with making it the only strategy?
      That would be SPAM. But I'm guessing that does not matter to some.
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    • Profile picture of the author tdpubs
      Originally Posted by clickwise View Post

      What's wrong with making it the only strategy?
      The effort of one type of strategy can backfire with Google. If the SEs change their algorithms and start looking at relevancy of links you'd better be sure that your forum links are all relevant to your keyword. If you diversify, you have a better shot at staying on top.

      Dennis
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by clickwise View Post

      What's wrong with making it the only strategy?

      Forum backlinks still work and I still use them but to me they are the most likely of all backlinking talked about on this forum to be discounted in the future.

      A) Future upgrades by the software developer can release updates to their software that can make all signature and profile links nofollow as the default.

      B) Forum signatures and profile links are extremely easy to spot by distinct footprints. If google makes the decision to discount themn it would take less than a day for their programmers to develop an easy means of achieving it.

      Always diversify and look for backlink sites where you can leave backlinks in content that your are allowed to supply.
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    • Profile picture of the author jmarkel
      Originally Posted by clickwise View Post

      What's wrong with making it the only strategy?
      The two primary reasons you don't want to make it your primary strategy is below.

      1. Many of those prodile links get removed, some within days after you put them there. Many will stick but others get routinely whacked by forum admins.
      2. Google knows people are doing this bigtime so may devalue them or not count them in the future.

      Combine backlink building with article marketing and you will have a good base.
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  • Profile picture of the author billy_the_sound
    they really works, especially for a new website, to be indexed in google. try sitepont, digital point forum, v7n, and webmaster talk , it give so many information about seo and website building too.
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    • Profile picture of the author bannor32
      I've found them useful for building page rank, but not that helpful in improving SERPs ranking.
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      • Profile picture of the author stumblerum
        Originally Posted by bannor32 View Post

        I've found them useful for building page rank, but not that helpful in improving SERPs ranking.
        I have found the opposite!
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      • Profile picture of the author hossainsrj
        Originally Posted by bannor32 View Post

        I've found them useful for building page rank, but not that helpful in improving SERPs ranking.
        I know they works, But as the recent changes by Google, I'm scared to use those irrelevant backlinks for my website.
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    • Profile picture of the author rkurata
      Yea, submitting to Profiles is boring and time consuming, is it worth it? I usually do a few, but have a hard time getting them to show up as links. I usually ping them. Is there a better way to get profiles indexed?
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      • Profile picture of the author jazbo
        Pinging works for me. I also paste the URL's into a blogger post, and also submit that to a few social bookmarking sites as well.

        Originally Posted by rkurata View Post

        Yea, submitting to Profiles is boring and time consuming, is it worth it? I usually do a few, but have a hard time getting them to show up as links. I usually ping them. Is there a better way to get profiles indexed?
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        • Profile picture of the author HCLee
          Angela's profile backlinks work. I've been using it and promoting it for more than 6 months and am thoroughly pleased with the results. The key is to make your backlinks count i.e. get them indexed by Google.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
        Originally Posted by rkurata View Post

        Yea, submitting to Profiles is boring and time consuming, is it worth it? I usually do a few, but have a hard time getting them to show up as links. I usually ping them. Is there a better way to get profiles indexed?

        I use sean donahue's backlink booster and a majority of my profiles get indexed by google within a couple days. As for boring and time consuming, no one should be doing these by hand. At a very minimum, one should be using SEO link dominator or roboform. I have started to have outsourcers do a majority of them for me as they can do them much cheaper than my time is worth.

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  • Page Rank is not Site Rank. People lose track of this.

    If you want to know if they "work" find another persons profile on the site you want to link from. Search for the URL in Google and see if it is indexed and ranked. If it is... then it works.

    And as a rule of thumb use a profile that is at least 3 months old.
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  • Profile picture of the author TaroA
    Yes, HIGH PR forums links worked for me. But, you cannot still stick only with that, You have to get some other kinds of links too (As you told, bookmarks, blogging and etc). If you apply a MIXTURE of all the methods only, you will be able to come forward
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  • Profile picture of the author Si_P
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I always find that my WF signatures are picked up by the search engines but then again this forum is completely relevant to the niche i am promoting in and I love this forum. I suppose a few other forum profiles wouldn't hurt.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    Generally speaking you want to make sure to create the profile and fill in all the info including a picture. Come back at some later date (different people have different suggestions) to fill in your links once you are out of the new members list.

    It's an easy link building task, but can be tedious to say the least. Angela and Paul have nice monthly packets, while Terry has a GREAT one, if there is space available.
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  • Profile picture of the author vagabondette
    Yes, they work but no one should have only 1 backlinking methodology. Mix it up. It not only looks more natural but you're less likely to have a batch of BLs wiped out at once. I get links from blog commenting, forum profiles, article marketing, social networking sites, forum posting, social bookmarking, RSS feeds and more.
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  • Profile picture of the author Donatello
    always mix for building backlink to strengthen the value of backlink.
    I'm mixing with social bookmarking, creating dummy web 2.0 blog, comment spammer, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author wearebacklinks
    They work and work wonders. I always finish off SEO campaigns with a solid 300 profile backlinks targeting the homepage.

    It's always good to try and only create profiles on websites in which your public profile is located 2-3 folders down. (domain.com/folder1/folder2/profile)

    Most of our campaigns are based maybe 75% profile backlinks and the rest some articles, press releases, blog commenting and hand-picked directories.

    They work, and can definitely vouch for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun Lee
    Yes they work.

    Heck, they even pass on some heavy juice!
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      Join a forum you are very good that
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    they work all right... but you need a certain kind of forum to get the max result...

    these are the kind of forums profile you want to search: PR 4 or above, dofollow backlinks, anchor text of your own choice, IP diversity, and you don't need to login to see the backlinks.
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    • Profile picture of the author bryrho
      Profile links work very well, but you need quite a few of them. I'd suggest outsoucing this and focus your time on other tasks like building linkwheels etc.
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    They sure do work. I am having much success in the SERPs by using them.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalios
    This way for obtaining backlinks works if you have built links also by other methods (article submissions, blog commenting etc)
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  • Profile picture of the author gabibeowulf
    Yes .. it does work pretty well. Of course, you can't just rely on one linking strategy

    You have to vary your backlink sources.
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    • Profile picture of the author Glassjaw009
      Great question.

      Profiles are a great and underused strategy. Everybody and their mother knows all about article marketing. You're competitors are doing it while you're doing it. Forum profiles can often be the "spark" if you will. They've done wonders for me thus far, often providing more firepower to your rankings and PR than just generating more article links, blog comments, etc.
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        Originally Posted by Glassjaw009 View Post

        Great question.

        Profiles are a great and underused strategy. Everybody and their mother knows all about article marketing. You're competitors are doing it while you're doing it. Forum profiles can often be the "spark" if you will. They've done wonders for me thus far, often providing more firepower to your rankings and PR than just generating more article links, blog comments, etc.
        I agree that profile links are great but "underused"??? Seriously??? They are one of the most used and abused linking methods today.
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      Originally Posted by gabibeowulf View Post

      Yes .. it does work pretty well. Of course, you can't just rely on one linking strategy

      You have to vary your backlink sources.
      This is anew thing for me. Well, I thank you for sharing with us especially with me trying
      to get links by articlewriting. This is my first time to be in the forum. I am still learning
      here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Yusuf
    They work, but you need to make sure they get indexed so that Google sees your backlinks in the first place.

    To save time you can use an index checker such as this one and then use this profile link checker to also make sure that the links are still dofollow.
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    I have used forum profiles as part of my backlink strategy but it's not good long term. The profiles will get removed after non-activity. I have lost many links because the profile was deleted by admin.

    I don't use them anymore. They get removed too easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author kalios
    Profile backlinks have a great SEO impact. If you create your profiles with wisdom (i.e fill in all the fields, upload an avatar, put your links one week later than the creation date) then you can be sure that your links will stick and remain for a very long time. Note, that not all the profile links will work. They must belong to extremely high quality and high PR websites, they must be public and above all they must be dofollow.
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    They can work as long as they are part of your overall link strategy. If you are just counting on forum links you are in for some bad news.
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    • Profile picture of the author teatree
      I've found that forum signatures and forum profile links work well if you want to rank in Yahoo, but not so much for Google. But it's always nice to have a variety of links, so yes, build them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jody_W
        Originally Posted by teatree View Post

        I've found that forum signatures and forum profile links work well if you want to rank in Yahoo, but not so much for Google. But it's always nice to have a variety of links, so yes, build them.

        LOL, it seems that we're all having different experiences. Profile backlinks have worked for me in Google and Bing, but nothing is happening in Yahoo.
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        • Profile picture of the author Tom Goodwin
          Originally Posted by Jody_W View Post

          LOL, it seems that we're all having different experiences. Profile backlinks have worked for me in Google and Bing, but nothing is happening in Yahoo.
          My experience is 100% the same re: Google & Bing vs. Yahoo
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        • Profile picture of the author teatree
          Originally Posted by Jody_W View Post

          LOL, it seems that we're all having different experiences. Profile backlinks have worked for me in Google and Bing, but nothing is happening in Yahoo.
          Yahoo likes sheer volume. Google and Bing are more three dimentional and like variety in the links.

          P.S. I posted the following in the profile building thread, but it might be applicable to this thread too:

          Regarding the "I have put up 100 profile links, why are only 3 of them showing up in the backlink searches" question, I have a theory, and it's all to do with internal backlinking.

          With most forums, the point is to post in the forum. And everytime you post, there is a link from the forum post back to your profile, via the name in the left hand sidebar.

          Remember that forum threads get indexed as well as the forum profiles. So the more you post in the forum, the more internal backlinks are created to your profile, and the stronger the profile becomes. If you just set up a profile and don't post, then there is nothing supporting the profile, and it's unlikely to count for much.

          So once you have set up your profiles, then pick a few of the forums and start posting to ensure the profile strengthens.

          Yes it's time consuming, but it's your classic time spent v benefit gained scenario. If you spend 5 hours building 100 profiles and only 3 are recognised, you arn't doing as well as someone who spent 5 hours and built 10 profiles by hand (including posting in the forum) and got them all indexed
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        Originally Posted by teatree View Post

        I've found that forum signatures and forum profile links work well if you want to rank in Yahoo, but not so much for Google. But it's always nice to have a variety of links, so yes, build them.
        Thats a good observation. I too have a heck of forum links but i have seen most of the impact in Yahoo but less in Google, but then Google is main search engine target in SEO.
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      • Profile picture of the author Renzel32
        According to me, High PR forums is provide more backlinks compare to other normal forums and also get the more traffic.
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    yes....It's useful....find high forum,high page rank and do follow...
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  • Profile picture of the author pnyxe
    when you query the backlink of the other's website in yahoo,often you can see the profile link. so it does work,too,just as the other links.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialbookmark
    U believe that using other methods is more effective if you only want to make a profile backlink on a forum and leave that forum for ever. If you want to do this, i suggest you to use other ways you know for building backlinks for your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author steve81kat
      I have seen some difference in the rankings of my web site but the majority of links came from forums relevant to our industry. Also,all the posts were really good and my profile almost complete. Certainly, it is not the best way to get links but it still helps. Pinging also might help to speed things up a little bit.
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    • Profile picture of the author olamilekan2
      They Do work and as already said above, do not rely only on this forum backlinking project. Diversify your link sources. You can as well employ tools such as Auto Backlink Bomb and many more out there.

      All the best
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    • Profile picture of the author Leede
      i have notice many webmaster claim that this link process works for getting instant link for your website, but i think this is not a natural linking strategy. Their are many few forums whose profile page get index on google and as we all knew without indexing on google their page where you generated the link will not going help for your website.

      After generating the link you also have to optimize them for search engine. Normally i avoid this type of linking process.

      Try from your end may be it will help you to get some direct visitor.

      Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author Nedwhite
      They really work! registering in forum and put your link their. In this way we can get direct beck link for our website and help us to get no 1 position in google.
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    It's definitely working but profile linkbuilding is only a PART of the whole SEO venture. Still opt for other options out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmytangl
      If yes, how do we get links from such high PR site?
      Would be great to get some help
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    Forum profile links is a good idea,i want to try it,thanks your share.
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  • Profile picture of the author whitebread
    yes, profile link building works but only if you get them index. Your forum profile links does not have an page rank. Google will take a while to notice these links sometimes it never notices. one good way to make sure you links gets index is to backlink your profile links into a high pr page. i guarrantee you they wil get index in under 24 hour. but if you are building alot of profile links. make sure you are notusing only 1 keyword this can certainly gets you ban
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    If the sites are do-follow ofcourse, the higher the PR the more value it adds to your link
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  • Profile picture of the author jameslxd
    Yahoo likes sheer volume. Google and Bing are more three dimentional and like variety in the links.

    P.S. I posted the following in the profile building thread, but it might be applicable to this thread too:
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  • Profile picture of the author mad.hat
    Profile links work great but as many of you have mentioned it can be quite boring. You could of course just outsource *cough*checkmysig*cough* it all. Also, I've found that it is really a waste of time to ping your links. You can do other things to help search engines index your links but if you are stilling pinging your backlinks and rss feeds then you really don't know anything about Google Caffeine.

    Oh, and I really believe that you should put more effort into building more backlinks than into trying to get your backlinks indexed. I've done extensive research and testing on this and your time would definitely be better spent getting more backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author matty1243
    sorry guys i am a newbie to the SEO stuff, i have a blog for its very new few months old and i have found that profile links work well, does it also help improve the page rank also? and how do i find out about page rank please, how to check.. Thanks Matty
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  • Profile picture of the author tomaasbark
    Yes they work. But as I say to my own clients, you must make them PART of a linkbuilding strategy, and not the whole strategy.
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  • Profile picture of the author richmaxey
    It also worked for me. So helpful in driving more traffic to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author alicejohnson
    It will make it more powerful if you do Forum Profile Link Wheel, like 8 high PR forum profile linking together and with your website ofcourse. That will catch Google's attention.
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    • Profile picture of the author webtrafficpros
      Originally Posted by alicejohnson View Post

      It will make it more powerful if you do Forum Profile Link Wheel, like 8 high PR forum profile linking together and with your website ofcourse. That will catch Google's attention.
      A high PR forum profile would be very great! But your profile page wont get any high PR only the domain page of the forum site. Specially when you have just recently registered in the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Vikus
    It can help mostly if you are good contributor and posting quality and informative posts on that forums. Because it is one way of building good reputation online
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    yes, definitely still works.
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  • Profile picture of the author punam12
    Yes it helps, in both way. To getting the traffic as well as search ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author salikkhan
    Well, Links from High PR sites will surely work for you, and in the case if Forum, it really does..
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  • Profile picture of the author UTOBC
    Never underestimate profile links from high PR sites.

    This Fiverr guy has helped my site ranking a lot. The best thing is, he creates anchor links manually - no bot...

    Fiverr.com/linkmaster2011

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    • Profile picture of the author YasirYar
      Originally Posted by UTOBC View Post

      Never underestimate profile links from high PR sites.

      This Fiverr guy has helped my site ranking a lot. The best thing is, he creates anchor links manually - no bot...

      Fiverr.com/linkmaster2011

      To your success!
      ALL links help to different degrees. The way to rank high is to get links from all locations and mix them up.
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      • Profile picture of the author UTOBC
        Originally Posted by YasirYar View Post

        ALL links help to different degrees. The way to rank high is to get links from all locations and mix them up.
        You are abs right mate!
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  • Profile picture of the author umrbd
    Well guys I feel this is really important to understand how search engines work while figuring out which links will work and which will not. Profile links of the forums have very little possibility to work out because they are not mentioned as a resource.
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    • Profile picture of the author UTOBC
      Originally Posted by umrbd View Post

      Well guys I feel this is really important to understand how search engines work while figuring out which links will work and which will not. Profile links of the forums have very little possibility to work out because they are not mentioned as a resource.
      Well, how could I understand and where could I get the resource that Google does not index those profile links?

      Last month, I was at the Google Dance by just giving my site few hundrends of pyramid profile links. The site danced about 2 weeks and then I get some high PR backlinks from such google profile, frickr, etc. Now get back to google...

      Thanks, UTOBC
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  • Profile picture of the author andynathan
    You would be better served by not only doing the profile post, but also participate in the forum for additional juice!
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  • Profile picture of the author kurtkhans
    Yeah, it is a very powerful link building strategy. Try it. If not, come back to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hein George
    Profile linking used to work, but currently you can use but with very limitation, successive use may harm your site, use it parallel with other link building strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author crazyamit
    Originally Posted by Si_P View Post

    Hi,

    Is this a good way to get backlinks, i mean are they of value?

    Or should i stick to social bookmarking, directory submissions, etc?

    Thanks,
    Si_P
    High PR forum profile does work but what work more is link diversity. If you want to get rank better than just try to get back links from different sources like SN, Article D., PR sites etc. Make forum profiles an addition to them not the priority method.

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  • Profile picture of the author Natlex
    For me they stopped working after Panda. Existing links did not lose value but ever since panda when I try to use forum profile links alone to really judge how useful they are, no movement at all. I already find them spammy enough so I just stopped them now that they do not even have any SEO value.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Here's a little secret most people avoid... Low PR forum links work just as well as high PR forum links.

      Want to know why? Because either way your link is on a PR 0 or n/a page.

      The forums do not link directly to your profile page, so no link juice gets passed to your profile if all you do is create a profile and drop a link.

      The only advantage a high PR forum would hold over a low PR forum is that it gets spidered more often and your link may get found faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author mazdak
    The thing is forum profile backlinks barely got indexed and google put less weigh ton it
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    Profile links still work great, you just have to know what to do, check this out: Is Profile Link Still Working? , I had detail outlined the right way to use profile link.
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  • Profile picture of the author mianriz
    forum, blog, social network, social bookmark every thing is okay
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    No harm trying. Cheers.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpdevrus
    totally agree with diverse link building profile. cant only do 1 thing, need to make it look natural. all links from profiles doesnt look natural. looks obviously fake.
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    • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
      Originally Posted by phpdevrus View Post

      totally agree with diverse link building profile. cant only do 1 thing, need to make it look natural. all links from profiles doesnt look natural. looks obviously fake.
      Fake or not they still work.
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    yeah, it works in some ways. But be reminded that it's only a part of a big SEO puzzle in ranking your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ibcontact
    Yes, high pr forum best for get backlink, And with forum you can get backlink from other way like social bookmark and press release etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author addy80
    posting on relevant topics is very impact full for quality backlinks.join relevent discussion board and get targeted traffic and quality backilnks.
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  • Profile picture of the author oclseo
    Originally Posted by Si_P View Post

    Hi,

    I have heard that it is great to sign up for high pr forums so that the profile contains a link to your blog.

    Is this a good way to get backlinks, i mean are they of value?

    Or should i stick to social bookmarking, directory submissions, etc?

    Thanks,
    Si_P
    yah, it works, but keep in mind that there is a lot of strategies, profile link building can not do it all alone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Enis
    The better the quality of the links are, the most likely you are going to improve your SEPRs. I'd rather focus on the actual rankings instead of the PR.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
    Banned
    Only sign up on forums that are only related to your niche..
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  • Profile picture of the author Sohel Parvez
    They Only When When They Indexed By Search Engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkSherris
    they work but don't expect them to show up on google webmasters or in yahoo site explorer. Profile links will rarely get indexed but the crawl is still worth something to your site.

    I've ranked sites on just profile links before but I wouldn't recommend it, go for a mix of links and always look for quality if you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author danlew
    Although this is a boring type of SEO method, it really works. It does help your website rank high on the SE's like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
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    • Profile picture of the author jimmytangl
      Is this for real?
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      • Profile picture of the author SeanIM
        I found that 'relevant' links from industry forms seem to work quite well.

        Doing some post-penguin/panda testing this week. Should still work as it'd be pretty hard for the big G to discredit relevant/intitle links.

        Just don't want to go overboard on any one type of link building activity.

        What I'm seeing so far, through some data scraping and analysis, is that the mantra of link diversity and anchor text diversity is key.

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        Is this for real?
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  • Originally Posted by Si_P View Post

    Hi,

    I have heard that it is great to sign up for high pr forums so that the profile contains a link to your blog.

    Is this a good way to get backlinks, i mean are they of value?

    Or should i stick to social bookmarking, directory submissions, etc?

    Thanks,
    Si_P

    Forum profiles are a very good source for backlinks. The high the PR of the forum, the better.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      Forum profiles are a very good source for backlinks. The high the PR of the forum, the better.
      Just because a forum is PR4, PR5, PR6, etc, doesn't mean your backlink will be. A forum profile backlink is going to be a PR N/A backlink lost in the mix of potentially thousands of other profile backlinks on the forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADifferentNinja
    Everything works.

    Don't listen to the complete rubbish you hear around here.

    I have ranked #1 in a number of highly competitive niches with over 300,000,000 competing websites with PR 0 links alone. The key to success with SEO is link diversity and that is all.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by ADifferentNinja View Post

      Everything works.

      Don't listen to the complete rubbish you hear around here.

      I have ranked #1 in a number of highly competitive niches with over 300,000,000 competing websites with PR 0 links alone. The key to success with SEO is link diversity and that is all.
      Speaking of rubbish, you didn't have 300,000,000 competing pages. Just because Google gives a certain number of results from their index, does not mean any of those sites are actively "competing" for your keyword.
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      • Profile picture of the author ADifferentNinja
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        Speaking of rubbish, you didn't have 300,000,000 competing pages. Just because Google gives a certain number of results from their index, does not mean any of those sites are actively "competing" for your keyword.
        Sorry, an example keyword was seeing 1.5 million searches a month, is that better for you?
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by ADifferentNinja View Post

          Sorry, an example keyword was seeing 1.5 million searches a month, is that better for you?
          That is better, but I also doubt that you ranked a site #1 for a keyword getting 1.5 million EXACT searches a month with nothing but PR 0 backlinks.
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          • Profile picture of the author ADifferentNinja
            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            That is better, but I also doubt that you ranked a site #1 for a keyword getting 1.5 million EXACT searches a month with nothing but PR 0 backlinks.
            They were exact, 45 million broad.

            I do agree with you on Google +1's impact on SEO, though.
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            • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
              Originally Posted by ADifferentNinja View Post

              They were exact, 45 million broad.
              I would love to see that backlink profile. No offense, but I find it really hard to believe.
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              • Profile picture of the author ADifferentNinja
                Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

                I would love to see that backlink profile. No offense, but I find it really hard to believe.
                None taken, the less that believe it, the better for me!
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              • Profile picture of the author dmtaylor247
                Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

                I would love to see that backlink profile. No offense, but I find it really hard to believe.
                One of my competitors is ranking 1st page 60,000,000 exact using only forum links.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooljapra
    yes they work but alwayz check the page rank of a particular page before leaving backlink.
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  • Profile picture of the author kapadiyarignesh
    Originally Posted by Si_P View Post

    Hi,

    I have heard that it is great to sign up for high pr forums so that the profile contains a link to your blog.

    Is this a good way to get backlinks, i mean are they of value?

    Or should i stick to social bookmarking, directory submissions, etc?

    Thanks,
    Si_P
    Hi,

    I have heard that it is great to sign up for high pr forums so that the profile contains a link to your blog.

    Is this a good way to get backlinks, i mean are they of value?

    Or should i stick to social bookmarking, directory submissions, etc?

    Thanks,
    Si_P
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  • Profile picture of the author HAWTs
    high PR forums can provide index and more traffic
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  • Profile picture of the author SEOChemist
    I have found them a useful additional way to improve my SERPs, but fairly low value. If you find yourself with a bit of free time try it out but definitely do not focus on it. The problem is that the forums you really want your link on are generally the most heavily moderated.
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    • Profile picture of the author hossainsrj
      Originally Posted by SEOChemist View Post

      I have found them a useful additional way to improve my SERPs, but fairly low value. If you find yourself with a bit of free time try it out but definitely do not focus on it. The problem is that the forums you really want your link on are generally the most heavily moderated.
      And finally there is a great chance to get removed from that forum after a period. That means most of these links aren't permanent. This is a fact!
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  • Profile picture of the author giseo
    They still do. Who are the best providers now?
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Baker
    It would still work if you create an account that would not look spam because most of the Forums moderators were very strict and they delete new accounts with links right away.
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  • Profile picture of the author hugovasey
    It works well. But always remember that diversifying is very important.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kris79
    It is good to have forum profile links in your backclick profile, but just as a part, and not the main backlinking strategy.
    First of all even if you have a profile on high PR forum, you actually have link on your profile page with PR0.
    Some forums will delete profile without any posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author SinSimon
    They do have SOME value, but's only when you combine them with other seo strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author ladything
    got useful information? what is the difference between forum profile links and forum signatures? Do forum signatures actually help? thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author omurphy22
    Yes, but just a profile link alone usually isn't enough. In order to get the full effect, you need to post frequently.

    Also, you need to make sure that your target website has a balanced incoming link portfolio - it can't just be made of up forum links. You have to have other types of links in there too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dontaejonas
    yes they really work as high pr forum links really helps to get the better PR for your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaryMartha
    High pr and dofollow fourms sites help our sites. I observe that you also try this
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  • Profile picture of the author remmi
    It most of the cases it works but it is very time consuming task. Its better to do blog commenting instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author HarrieB
    Profile backlinks have a great SEO impact. If you create your profiles with wisdom (i.e fill in all the fields, upload an avatar, put your links one week later than the creation date) then you can be sure that your links will stick and remain for a very long time. Note, that not all the profile links will work. They must belong to extremely high quality and high PR websites, they must be public and above all they must be dofollow.
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  • Profile picture of the author juanlawry1
    yup....
    It's useful. you have to first find high forum, then high page rank and do follow is next to this...
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  • Profile picture of the author smithwhite
    High pr fourm profiles working fine for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnmolJ
    forums participation is also very important some forums give a dofollow link in signature
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  • Profile picture of the author Jerremy
    Definitely it is a part of the big total. It's a good part to have more traffic when you are active and you can advertise for free (it only costs time to post on the forum), and you will always be able to change your advertising text.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnmolJ
    Yes, They Do Work! You Can Also Try Forums Signature! They Give A DoFollow Link Too!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Albas
    There are lots of Do follow forum available over internet. Just find out effective forums and starts work on them
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  • Profile picture of the author PabloM90
    Profile backlinks works, dont as much power as use to have, but remember:
    - 2.0 profiles are better than normal forums
    - Mix of anchortext, and do/nofollow
    - Make your profiles look natural, submit as much content as you can, it will have more value for google, and probably admin wont delete it, search for angela profiles on fiverr, look for blboss, he does a greate job.
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  • Profile picture of the author bilal9999
    Yes high pr profile back links really helps....
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  • Profile picture of the author rizoalbert
    High PR forum profile links helps to get link juice.
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