How to Find Forum Profiles that DO Get Indexed

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I'm sure this has been posted before... But I was just checking to see what I could find in Google - Wanted to see some indexed forum profiles! And here's what I came up with... Like I said, this isn't new news, just a refresher so don't HATE!

Step ONE - Choose a Word.
Example: cars

Step TWO - Choose one of these:
HTML Code:
/index.php?showuser=
/member.php?action=profile
/memberlist.php?
/index.php/forums/member/
/forum/profile.php?id=
/index.php?action=profile
/index.php/member/
/profile.php?id=
/memberlist.php?mode=
/forums/members/
/member.php?u=
/vbforum/member.php?u=
/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=
Set it up in Google so it looks like this:
HTML Code:
cars inurl:/member.php?action=profile
And you get Indexed Forum Profiles like these:
cars inurl:/member.php?action=profile - Google Search
cars inurl:/index.php?showuser= - Google Search
cars inurl:/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u= - Google Search

Click on some of the results - If you can view the Profile w/o having to be logged in you've got a winner!

CHEERS!


Originally Posted by pons_saravanan View Post

Scott

add intext:signature with your query. You will get the public profile allowed along with the signature (works for vbulletin forums).
BRILLIANT!
#find #forum #indexed #profiles
  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    [note - 3/16/2013]
    This is an old thread, use profiles for direct same niche traffic.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      And to double check that Google knows about the forum profile, check the Google Cache of an existing forum member (not you).


      Example:
      Google Cache from the first result in the Google SERP for Scotts link above:

      1) Link1

      [edit]
      Notice the backlink shows in the link above (Google Cache) for "second hand mobiles for sale".
      Ha that's funny. That site has 5 backlinks - all of which are forum profile links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Craig McPherson
    Good onya Scotty.

    I gotta say mate that you come up with some grouse posts here.

    Thanks for being a solid contributor.

    All the best to you

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    • Profile picture of the author wilsonm
      Thanks for the share, will try this.
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      • Profile picture of the author 4morereferrals
        Or you could just get Blast Bank or/and Drip Feed Blasts and / or Mega Link Blaster Services for a month ...

        Put all the urls they give ya in Scrapebox - de-dupe ...

        - use the link checker feature - to verify it can find your links on the profile page ...

        - export the goodies - toss out the bad'ns

        Now you've got 1,000's of forums that place links that can be seen ...

        - sort by pr ... trim to root domain yada yada yada ...

        fire at will ...
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        • Profile picture of the author scott g
          Originally Posted by 4morereferrals View Post

          Or you could just get Blast Bank or/and Drip Feed Blasts and / or Mega Link Blaster Services for a month ...

          Put all the urls they give ya in Scrapebox - de-dupe ...

          - use the link checker feature - to verify it can find your links on the profile page ...

          - export the goodies - toss out the bad'ns

          Now you've got 1,000's of forums that place links that can be seen ...

          - sort by pr ... trim to root domain yada yada yada ...

          fire at will ...
          I was toolin around with Scrapebox with these footprints. I thought it was a simple way for Warriors to find some forums w/o droppin a dime! I think all aspiring Internet Marketers, Search Engine Marketers and Optimizers should know how to do these things themselves vs. pay money! Pay later when you're established and MONEY AIN'T NO THANG!!! LOL!

          I've never tried out a drip feed... I think I'll have to look into that. Been hearing more about it lately, or I've just been paying more attention lately! :p

          CHEERS!
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  • Profile picture of the author RaptorGabe
    Good content, pay attention people!! If you aren't sure what you can do with this wellllll.....broaden your imagination hahahahah. It'll come to you
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  • Profile picture of the author breezewood15
    thanks scott for the tips, I will try
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  • Profile picture of the author ann1986
    This is a good starting point for noobs to use in finding profile links that gets counted.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Dean
    I find that trawling for .edu profile pages to put a set of links on , I come across a few marketers profiles open to the public and NO login! They are all cached in Google, some PR8 and PR9 amongst them.
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  • Profile picture of the author loshmi86
    really helpful, especially for newbies like me

    ty for bringing this up

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    lol nice. thanks. tips like this are great!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Bible Boy
    Man you don't have to totally spam. Why create the profile and never participate with signature and anchor text. If you go through the trouble to create a profile, at least participate in the forum with good content added and get good anchor text in a signature that both you and the forum you post to may benefit. Don't be a profile spammer, be a forum participator. Find something of interest like seo, something you will use and leave a good, thoughtfull comment on what you have read. Give some benefit and get some good karma going. Complete spam never lasts. Your profiles will eventually be deleted anyway if you aren't a real user.
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  • Profile picture of the author pons_saravanan
    Scott

    add intext:signature with your query. You will get the public profile allowed along with the signature (works for vbulletin forums).
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by pons_saravanan View Post

      Scott

      add intext:signature with your query. You will get the public profile allowed along with the signature (works for vbulletin forums).
      Good addition Pons! I'll have to give that a shot!

      CHEERS!
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    • Profile picture of the author mohijame1
      Originally Posted by pons_saravanan View Post

      Scott

      add intext:signature with your query. You will get the public profile allowed along with the signature (works for vbulletin forums).

      Pease give a example exactly what will write ???

      inurl:/vbforum/member.php?u=

      Where i will add signature text on that vbulettin footprint
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  • Profile picture of the author greatcarvers
    Good Forum Profiles...
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Thanks for the share. I didn't know this trick. Looks pretty useful to me.
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    Very useful, thanks for sharing.
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  • Profile picture of the author parg
    Hi Scott
    "Like I said, this isn't new news, just a refresher so don't HATE!". What do you mean by hate It is just excellent. I cam across this post via google search. Thanks a lot for sharing.
    Parg
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by parg View Post

      Hi Scott
      "Like I said, this isn't new news, just a refresher so don't HATE!". What do you mean by hate It is just excellent. I cam across this post via google search. Thanks a lot for sharing.
      Parg

      Glad I could help Parg! Some Warriors are big f*$king tools... I was having a bad day when I posted this probably LOL!

      But there are a lot of really friggin smart Warriors on these forums too... You'll see their posts and know who they are. The ones I wouldn't suggest following are the ones that call posts out and can't back up their claims...

      CHEERS!
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  • Profile picture of the author rising_sun
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    Great posting. I will try it later. Thanks brother...
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    What is up with all the obsession of forum profile link building? The links that do get crawled have no juice.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by misterkailo View Post

      What is up with all the obsession of forum profile link building? The links that do get crawled have no juice.

      I don't believe in forum profile links myself - I was simply showing others an easy way to find forum profile links that have been found by Google and indexed so ones odds may be a little better...

      I feel that they are a waste of time for several reasons:
      • Most forums require login to view
      • Most profiles DO NOT get indexed
      • Many will be deleted - Forum Mods see this crap over and over and over again
      • It does not provide what I'm looking for - anchor text backlinks.
      With that said, though, a forum profile is a backlink that may or may not be found and/or indexed in a reasonable amount of time (if ever!) just like any other comment or backlink built elsewhere.

      What do you mean by "have no juice?" PR juice? Maybe a little, maybe not... But a backlinks a backlinks a backlink in my book regardless of NoDoFollow and that's how it should be in any SEO's book...

      CHEERS!
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      • Profile picture of the author frank07
        Originally Posted by scott g View Post


        I don't believe in forum profile links myself - I was simply showing others an easy way to find forum profile links that have been found by Google and indexed so ones odds may be a little better...

        I feel that they are a waste of time for several reasons:
        • Most forums require login to view
        • Most profiles DO NOT get indexed
        • Many will be deleted - Forum Mods see this crap over and over and over again
        • It does not provide what I'm looking for - anchor text backlinks.
        With that said, though, a forum profile is a backlink that may or may not be found and/or indexed in a reasonable amount of time (if ever!) just like any other comment or backlink built elsewhere.

        What do you mean by "have no juice?" PR juice? Maybe a little, maybe not... But a backlinks a backlinks a backlink in my book regardless of NoDoFollow and that's how it should be in any SEO's book...

        CHEERS!
        I still see forum profile still effect, but we need to combine it with other kind of link building.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    To index a forum profile you must have to work on a pinging site like icerocket.I think it works better to index a forum profile backlink.
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by rauff007 View Post

      good tips dude, where did you find this.
      From my own trials, errors, and experience.

      Originally Posted by shuvo View Post

      To index a forum profile you must have to work on a pinging site like icerocket.I think it works better to index a forum profile backlink.
      LOL! I was actually in the process of doing a MASSIVE case study PROVING the benefits to pinging, meta indexing, and creating RSS feeds to get backlinks and new sites indexed faster... Needless to say the outcome of my "case study" was that the above mentioned helped very, VERY little...

      I was upset b/c I was a huge believer in meta indexing and pinging.

      BUT it is still wise to keep lists of URLs where your backlinks are in a huge .txt document so you can easily go to these places to create more backlinks for future projects/sites.

      CHEERS!
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  • Profile picture of the author parg
    Hi Scott
    I had the privilege to watch a webcast of a experienced warrior and he had stated that a major part of his traffic comes from forums. I would request you and other warriors to share their experience which would immensely help all of us.
    Thanks and best wishes.
    parg
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by parg View Post

      Hi Scott
      I had the privilege to watch a webcast of a experienced warrior and he had stated that a major part of his traffic comes from forums. I would request you and other warriors to share their experience which would immensely help all of us.
      Thanks and best wishes.
      parg
      Was the Warrior talking about Forum Profile links or Forum Signature links? You can draw a good amount of traffic from Signature links - I get a ton of referrals showing up in my Analytics to the links in my sigs on this forum... But those links are simply for some anchor text backlinks to a couple new sites... Just curious Warriors clicking!

      I don't rely on them for traffic and they don't make up the majority of my backlinks. I'll get visits for a good signature from different psych forums that I visit and am members of... B/c a lot of those forum members are taking the drugs they see in my signature! Same with other sites regarding different subject matter - a forum that's in the same category will reflect that signature.

      I'm not in the internet marketing niche, don't offer services, affiliate/cpa stuff, I do have a couple leftover Adsense sites that make me a pretty penny every month, but I pay them no mind b/c they rank where they should rank with little... Actually NO work or effort. Adsense is where I got started with all the SEO/SEM mumbo jumbo. I rely on highly targeted keywords for my traffic... And I don't need much traffic for MY niches. Oh, and no paid advertising. I'm against it LOL!

      I am a STICKLER about my keyword/competition research... I exhaust my options before I choose one... Then build a site around certain terms (On-site optimization) and go from there...

      I tell you what though... I get some GREAT traffic from Yahoo! Answers! I take questions that I get asked daily and post those questions on Y! Answers... Sure other people will answer them but I'll log in with another account and give the correct answer!! :p LOL!

      I have other projects in the works right now... So I'm spread a little thin. Turns out being able to build a website and rank it is in high demand LOL! One for a company I'm launching with two other partners, one for a tattoo shop, one for an interior designer, one for an artist, one for a DJ/wannabe :rolleyes: one for the law firm I work for (there site is already a PR5 but the hosting/website company blows chunks), then I have my legal sites, and a few Adsense, and a few blogs... Ugh! Too much!

      CHEERS!
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        Originally Posted by scott g View Post

        I tell you what though... I get some GREAT traffic from Yahoo! Answers! I take questions that I get asked daily and post those questions on Y! Answers... Sure other people will answer them but I'll log in with another account and give the correct answer!! :p LOL!
        LOL! I like it! :p
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Great tips!

    I also make a few good posts in my account too to get a few extra backlinks to my forum profile!
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  • Profile picture of the author ajrwestrop
    Nice tips, but this doesnt guarantee your profiles will get indexed
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    • Profile picture of the author scott g
      Originally Posted by ajrwestrop View Post

      Nice tips, but this doesnt guarantee your profiles will get indexed
      Nothing is guaranteed... Every SEO/IM/SEM/Whatever knows this, but if you're finding forum profiles in Google's search then I'd say you've got a better chance at getting indexed. You know, since Google is already indexing profiles from those forums...
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    Very nice search string. This is really effective. I wanna use this technique.
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  • Profile picture of the author parg
    Hi Scott

    "Was the Warrior talking about Forum Profile links or Forum Signature links".
    He was specially mentioning about Forum Signature link and he receives tons of traffic from them. This are all targeted traffic related to his nice. But he had always stated that it takes some time to get traffic from the forums as one has to establish himself in the forum.

    It is really very encouraging to see that you get lots of traffic from yahoo answers and also a big thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience with us.
    Best wishes.
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    weird.. thanks for this idea..now i will try this..
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    Thank you thank you thank you! This helped me a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author sonic74
    Thanks Scott for sharing these tips...

    I found a couple of my profile links,but I need to login to view them....

    so it seems like there not got indexed !

    I will try to submit to forums that already have indexed profiles !
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  • Profile picture of the author Underwood7813
    By far this was one of the better tips that I have come across in a few years. However, I have a question. This method helps you find indexed profiles, but can you provide any tips to find relevant forums? When I add the term for instance "cars" I will get some forums that just offer anchor links within a forum about lets say cats. I don't like forum profile links but they are a necessity so I want to find the most relevant to my keyphrase. Any tips will help. Thanks!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Backlinko
    I actually wouldn't want my profile links to get indexed. That kind of spammy link building strategy is sooooo 2010.
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    • Profile picture of the author remodeler
      Originally Posted by Backlinko View Post

      That kind of spammy link building strategy is sooooo 2010.
      Kind of like this thread. Thanks for bringing it back to life.
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      Originally Posted by Backlinko View Post

      I actually wouldn't want my profile links to get indexed. That kind of spammy link building strategy is sooooo 2010.
      Exactly, & this forum thread is from Feb. 2011.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoed
    I actually wouldn't want my profile links to get indexed. That kind of spammy link building strategy is sooooo 2010.
    believe it or not: most backlink builders still use profile links
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  • Profile picture of the author sdlive
    usually, the do follows are not on page 1 of google. they are normally on pages 15+. so start browsing there.
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