Forum Posting Good For SEO?

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I have been doing backlink analysis of few top pages (except authority blogs like techcrunch e.t.c) for a relatively new keyword. They have like 1000 backlinks already. So i checked all the links are from spammy forum, just a random link in between random text, full spam. but still they managed to rank top, Is it safe, If not how can i safely do forum posting
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Only if it is in-context. Spammed forum blasts might be next on Google's hit list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin Maguire
    There are far too many factors involved when it comes to ranking to say that the only reason the site is ranking No1 is the backlinks pointing to it.

    You say the keyword is a "relatively new" one. This implies that there may be very few pages trying to optimize for it yet. And the only page that is is going to get top stop.

    Google indexes pages and pages hold page rank and authority too. Backlink posting on high authority threads can have great SEO benefit.
    The difficulty sometimes lies in indexing such links. But again that has many variable factors too.

    A big part of my SEO strategy.

    I have a team of 5 employees who's sole objective is to create backlinks on forums.
    Maybe not in this spammy way.
    I have a 3 pronged approach.

    I would have all 5 join the 5 leading forums related to the market (25 Accounts) I was targeting. And have become active, helpful and respected members of the community.

    This has 3 major benefits.

    Firstly I am going straight to my target audience and supplying them with relevant and helpful information regarding the subject (keyword).

    Second I can use link recommendations that drive highly targeted traffic to my site.

    And lastly, I can use the forum signatures for gaining backlinks from highly relevant websites to whatever the niche may be.


    Hope this helps.
    Kevin
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    • Profile picture of the author connorbringas
      Originally Posted by Kevin Maguire View Post

      There are far too many factors involved when it comes to ranking to say that the only reason the site is ranking No1 is the backlinks pointing to it.

      You say the keyword is a "relatively new" one. This implies that there may be very few pages trying to optimize for it yet. And the only page that is is going to get top stop.

      Google indexes pages and pages hold page rank and authority too. Backlink posting on high authority threads can have great SEO benefit.
      The difficulty sometimes lies in indexing such links. But again that has many variable factors too.

      A big part of my SEO strategy.

      I have a team of 5 employees who's sole objective is to create backlinks on forums.
      Maybe not in this spammy way.
      I have a 3 pronged approach.

      I would have all 5 join the 5 leading forums related to the market (25 Accounts) I was targeting. And have become active, helpful and respected members of the community.

      This has 3 major benefits.

      Firstly I am going straight to my target audience and supplying them with relevant and helpful information regarding the subject (keyword).

      Second I can use link recommendations that drive highly targeted traffic to my site.

      And lastly, I can use the forum signatures for gaining backlinks from highly relevant websites to whatever the niche may be.


      Hope this helps.
      Kevin
      Why wouldnt forum posting work? To his point, this is a great strategy. I typically post on forums related to my industry and this adds to overall conversions as well as quality backlinks. Google knows if you are posting on crappy forums and are spamming. Eventually that website will lose credibility and lose rankings.
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  • Icodemachine,

    As mentioned by David, forum posting can be a great way to both build backlinks (if the forum is do-follow) and increase traffic to your website. Spammy forum posting however is definitely not good for longevity on your website. Just be natural and helpful and it will work out.

    Check out this post on the topic,

    Good Forum Posts Drive SEO | Write Effects

    Hope that helps,

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    • Profile picture of the author kevin timothy
      Originally Posted by TheContentAuthority View Post

      ....Just be natural and helpful and it will work out.
      This is the main problem in regards to building backlinks in general. Most get this anxiety and suddenly feel the need to create hundreds of backlinks in one week. For some reason many people still believe that success is born in a night.
      The results are much better if you let it flow and simply contribute to forums with a high PR.
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      • Profile picture of the author icoachu
        Originally Posted by kevin timothy View Post

        This is the main problem in regards to building backlinks in general. Most get this anxiety and suddenly feel the need to create hundreds of backlinks in one week. For some reason many people still believe that success is born in a night.
        The results are much better if you let it flow and simply contribute to forums with a high PR.
        The bad news is obvious: building hundreds of backlinks in a week = free trip to Google's Sandbox. Not a happy place to be.
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        • Profile picture of the author cisin
          Originally Posted by icoachu View Post

          The bad news is obvious: building hundreds of backlinks in a week = free trip to Google's Sandbox. Not a happy place to be.

          I guess Sandbox is for new site or the site starting new in linking building. If your an old player in SEO

          than penality would be surely bestowed on the site
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          • Profile picture of the author rockstark23
            Yes, forum postings drive traffic and give backlinks to targeted websites. But if Google finds you as a spammy and irrelevant you will be punished.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Pickstone
    Definitely will help if the forum your posting on is high page ranked.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    If you want to know how to do forum SEO / forum-based branding campaigns right, study the titles on this forum's threads. Then do a search on google. A pattern will quickly emerge.

    That, my son, is your answer
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  • It is best to diversify your baclinks from various sources not just from forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chips Fletcher
    You can do well at forum posting, especially if it is on threads to do with your keywords. Not much hope finding dog clothes threads on this one - lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Merden
    Do-follow forum posting really will help you to get good backlinks. SEO is too wide. Even there are many options to do.
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  • Good forum your posting on is high page ranked in the search en gin place.
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  • Profile picture of the author giant90
    There is no doubt forum posting is best.
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    • Profile picture of the author SamDenial
      Forum posting is a great way to get links and to rank your keywords in search engine result pages like Google, Yahoo and Bing.
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  • Profile picture of the author aizaku
    it isn't good its f$$king great for all the reasons mentioned above, i just wanted to reinforce this idea!

    do it more and do it often
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  • Profile picture of the author phuongle
    yes, backlink from high authority forum is a safe backlink strategies.

    Keep up offering value added and receive much target traffic,too
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  • Profile picture of the author kazim
    Forum posting is good for backlink.
    You can get good page rank and some new tips by it.
    Actually forum helps directly and indirectly.
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  • Profile picture of the author mcatt
    If its a forum in your niche it's great!
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    Like Kevin has stated above, there are so many factors involved in ranking a site. We really even know what Google is thinking when it comes to sig links. But many SEOs believe that those kinds of links are of low quality.

    But again, they think far different from what Google does.
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  • Profile picture of the author wellm97
    Forum posting is really good seo strategy because this process help us to build quality links fast. we can easily get dofollow links from forums.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcCPASAW
    The main problem with finding a niche related forum is most likely it will be from a competitor.
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  • Profile picture of the author anna14
    Yes it will be good if you can do it in correct way.
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  • Profile picture of the author jipolis7
    To do forum posting safely just use signature links to promote your site. And in this forum avoid direct linking at any cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author gearmonkey
    I only use it on popular websites like this one for indexing, not for SEO. Spamming forums is bad, real bad. I advise against blasting forums profiles.
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      DO NOT BOOST YOUR BUSINESS BY BOT


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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    If the forum is niche-related, it would be great and could be useful, you can also get some visitors that could be interested in your offers or your website!
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    Remember this though.

    Just because it is working for them and they are ranking using that approach right not, doesn't mean they will be ranking with that approach in 4 weeks from now.

    Also when you say its a forum link its not the traditional forum profile link from what I understand, but more like starting a post on a forum and publishing an article that includes a link correct?
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