If it was only that "Google to devalue forum links", no no they want to penalize the forum links, that's different!On the bright side the best thing that'd happen to forum discussions would be for Google to devalue forum links of every kind. Suddenly the conversations would be about the topic, not infested with me-too link-spammers. It'd throttle traffic in all forums at the same time, but they'd be better places for the loss.
ADDED -- Of course even if they totally devalued forum links there's that contingent that still spam Dmoz like it's 1999... so I wonder how many years it'd take for them to figure out spamming forums is dumb?
Here are a few common examples of unnatural links that violate our guidelines:
Forum comments with optimized links in the post or signature, for example:
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Really it tooks more than 12 years for the google geniuses to say that, how it can be unnatural? "unnatural links that violate our guidelines"
Are forum signature links being penalized by Google?
This is a list only, you have check the links
I did not know Smidt is a Bilderberger. That explains a lot of things. In order for the One World Order plan to succeed, the economies of both Europe and USA must be destroyed so that a new ruling power can rebuild the societies. This worked several times in the past: with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, etc.
"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
Put simply, Bilderberg is merging with Google under the stewardship of Google CEO Eric Schmidt, a regular Bilderberg attendee.
Google-Berg: Global Elite Transforms Itself For Technocratic Revolution Alex Jones' Infowars: There's a war on for your mind!
Bilderberg, Google and the G8: New Global Tax Regime Already in the Works
And the empire that says DO NO EVIL is damn evil aint it?
Of course google wants to control everything they can, it means so much more money in their pockets.
Plus of course, at some point with the right backing and enough cash, they can take over the internet finally.
And all webmasters, companies, websites, will have to do it the google way or not be on the net at all.
Be interesting to keep up on this subject of google and bilderbergs (gooberg, googleberg, bildergoo) in the next 5 years or so.
Franc Tireur (5 July, 2013)
On the other side of the coin, there must be some value in forum signature links or Google wouldn't be targeting them. The key it seems is not optimizing your keyword in the signature and varying the anchor text across forums.
Maybe a forum signature spinner is needed?The key it seems is not optimizing your keyword in the signature and varying the anchor text across forums.
Monthly AW Stats from one of my sites:
Links from an Internet Search Engine
759 / 759 - Microsoft Bing 150 / 150 - Microsoft Windows Live 43 / 43 - Yahoo! 31 / 33 - Yandex 6 / 6 - Baidu 5 / 5 - Unknown search engines 1 / 1
If you are moving away from big G, are you building an email list? Are you building your social media presence? Are you building brands?
Last edited by Andy101; 8 July, 2013 at 13:51 PM. Reason: Forgot to include relevant signature :)
Hey that's fine if webmasters have doubts in what I said, but watch how google protect THEIR MARKETING:
Google reportedly paid Adblock Plus not to block its ads | The Verge