I just wanted you opinion or your experiences on the following information I read somewhere.
DO NOT BUILD PROFILES. Google Recently changed profiles
into a negative ranking factor. I've seen 5-10 client sites lower
in rankings after this update, then rise back up after the
thousands of profiles on each site were deleted manually. Google
sees pages with a link but no content to be webspam, and they are
now treating links from those pages NEGATIVELY.
Profiles will kill your rankings, and I've had to get rid of
several of my sites because of it.
Rather than delete profiles from your sites, I recommend getting
rid of any site you own that has forum profile backlinks. I was the
biggest promoter of profile backlinks, as they worked up until
about May 2011. They're poison now. Stay away from them like the
Has anyone experienced any of this happening with their site????