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Hi.

I was searching on google for forums related to my niche for baclink purposes.
If a forum say 'You must be logged in view a members' profile', will search engines unable to see the backlink, therefore a waste of effort?

Jim.
#backlinks #forum
  • Profile picture of the author Gary Becks
    Yes you are correct. This means that the profiles on this forum are not publicly viewable so I would stay away from them.

    Additionally I would not go out of my way trying to find forums related to my niche either...
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    • Profile picture of the author inter123
      Why?

      I was under the impression its going to add more relevance.

      Originally Posted by Gary Becks View Post

      Additionally I would not go out of my way trying to find forums related to my niche either...
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Becks
    Relevance Schmelevance! I personally do not place much value on the relevance of the site that your backlinks are on and experience tells me that google doesn't either.

    The page might be a different story and since you cant really write much content in a sig the best you can do is surround your links with a sentence stuffed with good LSI keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author coolearner
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    • Profile picture of the author ButterflyGarden
      Originally Posted by coolearner View Post

      just search some forums where prifie link is public and do-follow
      So you are saying that it is beneficial to simply register for forums?
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      • Profile picture of the author gubwell12
        Originally Posted by ButterflyGarden View Post

        So you are saying that it is beneficial to simply register for forums?
        Regaister for forums which display profile links and signature links without having the user to login and the Google would also be able to crawl the backlinks.
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        • Profile picture of the author rosaline12
          If registering is free, then why bother?
          It takes 2 minutes only.
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  • Profile picture of the author halfpoint
    Originally Posted by inter123 View Post

    If a forum say 'You must be logged in view a members' profile', will search engines unable to see the backlink, therefore a waste of effort?
    I'm a member of a private forum and GoogleBot is always in there crawling the forum, although none of the pages get indexed. I'm of the opinion that some of these profiles that can't be indexed due to the "you must be logged in" message do still hold weight if GoogleBot can crawl them and they can for many forums.

    With that said, though, I primarily only go for sites that have publicly viewable profiles.

    Originally Posted by inter123 View Post

    Why?

    I was under the impression its going to add more relevance.
    Page relevance is important, site relevance is not. Here's an example;

    You have a site about making money online and you create a profile at a dog training forum.

    Initially your profile is not going to be very relevant for "making money online", however, once you add links with the anchor text "make money online" it then begins to become more relevant.

    Additionally, you could then add additional content to the profile so it said something like this;

    "I spend a lot of time doing SEO for my affiliate marketing business as it helps me make money online."

    In adding words like "SEO", "affiliate marketing" and "business" that page then becomes more relevant to the term "make money online".

    So whilst the actual topic of the site does not matter, you should always try to make the actual page that contains your links as relevant as possible to the search term you're trying to rank for.
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    • Profile picture of the author bdawg56kg
      I asked this in my previous thread, but if I create a profile, and google bot crawls that page, that gets counted as 1 backlink? So if I make 10 posts on the forum with a link to my site in my signature, I get 10 additional backlinks? I am confused.
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      • Profile picture of the author cbpayne
        Originally Posted by bdawg56kg View Post

        I asked this in my previous thread, but if I create a profile, and google bot crawls that page, that gets counted as 1 backlink? So if I make 10 posts on the forum with a link to my site in my signature, I get 10 additional backlinks? I am confused.
        Not one knows for sure...but think about this way ....if you were Google, would you count it as 10 or 1? .... I would count it as 1.
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      • Profile picture of the author Hardi Wijaya
        Originally Posted by bdawg56kg View Post

        I asked this in my previous thread, but if I create a profile, and google bot crawls that page, that gets counted as 1 backlink? So if I make 10 posts on the forum with a link to my site in my signature, I get 10 additional backlinks? I am confused.
        1 means 1. 10 means 10. 1 can't be 10. 10 can't be 1.

        Every link is a link and still a link as mentioned by many SEO experts and Matt Cutts. I'm not an expert. But what I understand is that every link will be given a weighted value depending on numerous factors.

        Hardi
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  • Profile picture of the author rypher21
    relevancy matters, especially when you is handling a certain niche...e.g. your site is about real estate...potential clients or buyers may search for the site where they can find deals about what they're lookin for...they click for a certain result which lead them to a site thats about pets or gardening...isnt it good??in terms of backlinking its fine i guess but for conversion purposes i think its much better thinking about "relevancy"

    dont just build links, consider also the traffic and the targeted conversion.
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  • Profile picture of the author dude91
    I don't think it will.
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