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    Importance of forum signature?

    Hello everyone,

    I used forum to contribute my knowledge and learn new information from it. Most of forums provide Signature links below your post and in your profile page.

    Are those signature links are helpful for SEO purpose?

    If that signature link is no-follow then still it valuable or not?

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    To synopsize, the general consensus is that profile links have been largely devalued in SEs and no-follow links have pretty much none, so the value is largely limited to direct traffic, which will only be worthwhile if your posts are.

    So if someone's joining a forum just for the sig link they're generally better off doing something else, cause posting for link value alone wastes their time as well as the time of people that have to wade thru the link-value spam.

    I wish that message were better kown, cause forums are full of dorks that think posting quick fluff is a feat of seo skill, when in reality it pegs them as idiots.
    -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup. --

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    Whether a spammer will get a signature link or not.
    Whether that spammer has to has 10 pots or 500 posts to get a signature link.

    Will not stop a spammer from spamming a forum with useless posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Whether a spammer will get a signature link or not.
    Whether that spammer has to has 10 pots or 500 posts to get a signature link.

    Will not stop a spammer from spamming a forum with useless posts.
    Well you know like me that IF a person is looking for link signature, it will not take long to spot it.

    Now sure spammers not looking for a signature link will spam right away, or at least not long after they just sign up.

    It also depends of the mods efficiency to wipe out quickly these guys, unfortunately it is not always the case (I am not talking about this forum).

    Frankly it is easy to spot, because in general they have nothing interesting to say besides a few words on each post.

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    Seen that on some forums. where new members can not post a live link in their posts.
    Namepros has that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iowadawg View Post
    Whether a spammer will get a signature link or not.
    Whether that spammer has to has 10 pots or 500 posts to get a signature link.

    Will not stop a spammer from spamming a forum with useless posts.
    You may not be aware of how many spammers we find and how many posts we delete. We typically see spammers run their post count right up to 25 in a few hours to get over the signature hump. We then usually send them a warning and delete about 20 of their posts. That tends to discourage most of them. If it doesn't they get a boot so far up their hind end that they can taste the leather.

    Rob filters out most of the known spammers as they register, but identifying some of them in advance is like trying to catch a snake in a rock pile.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    I find this post sort of contradicting. Contribute knowledge on what? SEO? If so, then why the questions?
    Quote Originally Posted by stephenj141 View Post
    Hello everyone,

    I used forum to contribute my knowledge and learn new information from it. Most of forums provide Signature links below your post and in your profile page.

    Are those signature links are helpful for SEO purpose?

    If that signature link is no-follow then still it valuable or not?
    I am also a writer for Serpholic Media. You can find some of my articles here: Serpholic Media Blog

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    Penguin update suggested that google will consider signature as a spam if will find it in forum. It is not worth so try to avoid signature in forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ivvyevents View Post
    Penguin update suggested that google will consider signature as a spam if will find it in forum. It is not worth so try to avoid signature in forum.
    And how did you come up with this?
    Because it is wrong!

    Geesh....

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