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    Hey everyone

    I have a question.

    Lets say I have 2000 posts on a forum, and my sig link is displayed under each post, would that mean I have 2000 backlinks?

    The reason I am asking is because I have close to 1000 posts on NB, and my link is in my sig. Yet, Yahoo Explorer only shows 543 total links, and maybe "150-300" of them are from NB. Why is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5starpix View Post
    Hey everyone

    I have a question.

    Lets say I have 2000 posts on a forum, and my sig link is displayed under each post, would that mean I have 2000 backlinks?
    Yes -- a link is a link. But the weight the search engines give to a backlink depend on the algorithms that they use.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5starpix View Post
    The reason I am asking is because I have close to 1000 posts on NB, and my link is in my sig. Yet, Yahoo Explorer only shows 543 total links, and maybe "150-300" of them are from NB. Why is that?
    There can be any number reasons for this. For instance, Yahoo Explorer may have not found the links. Check the cache dates on some of the pages that don't show a backlink.

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    Even if they do pick them all up, you are only really going to get the credit for one of the links, the rest will be massively devalued, if they have any value at all.

    I prefer to post on several forums so I get links from a number of domains rather than one. That said, I quite like here so I am trying to post quite a lot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    Even if they do pick them all up, you are only really going to get the credit for one of the links, the rest will be massively devalued, if they have any value at all.

    I prefer to post on several forums so I get links from a number of domains rather than one. That said, I quite like here so I am trying to post quite a lot
    so even if we have posted bout hundreds here in nb, it will still be counted as 1 link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatthehell View Post
    so even if we have posted bout hundreds here in nb, it will still be counted as 1 link?
    From my understanding, yes. It is very unlikely that Google is going to give much weight to additional links from the same domain, especially if they are signature links on a forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    From my understanding, yes. It is very unlikely that Google is going to give much weight to additional links from the same domain, especially if they are signature links on a forum.
    then there's no reason for buying sig links?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatthehell View Post
    so even if we have posted bout hundreds here in nb, it will still be counted as 1 link?
    You still have hundreds of links. Remember that links are what make the web. Each link is a potential visitor. NB is getting stronger by the day and I see a lot of the threads in the organic search results. So there are thousands of poeple visiting the threads that are not NB members. Each one is a potential visitor.

    The jury is still out on the power of signature links. I run some tests with 12,000 signature links form three different forums and the tests were inconclusive with only a signature link pointing at the site. However, when the thread and signiture links are aligned and a link is dropped in the first post, the site gets some positive movement.

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    I was wondering the same question. Thank you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Commandtree1985 View Post
    From my understanding, yes. It is very unlikely that Google is going to give much weight to additional links from the same domain, especially if they are signature links on a forum.
    Are you saying having one link is just the same as having 1000's from the same site?

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    I dont think it's that blunt, no. Im sure they have different weights, but if you have 3000 links from one site, I dont think each link individually would have a lot of weight. All of the links combined would have a lot of weight though.

    I honestly dont believe in trying to get backlinks through forum signatures, I dont think they have much value at all.

    I only use mine to advertise.

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