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    Default Signature links in forums

    Signature links in forums are a great way to build backlinks and more important to get more visits.
    What is your opinion on this, for me it worked great and I gained PR.

    Now our forum betting-forum.com
    has enabled signature links so you can post up to 2 links in signature. The links are do follow. The site is PR3. This is great to gain visits and for SEO.
    Why we do it? Because we get more posts in the tips sections. Which is also good for us.
    The only rule is not to post direct affiliate links.

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    It is not just a signature. Putting a signature targeting a certain keywords directing to proper page gives you the credit or points to gain a reputable PR. That's why forum signature is powerful tool in promoting a certain sites.

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    Its an excellent method for sure but make sure you check with the forum admin team that its allowed first or you will be a dirty spammer.

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    I have just one addition for the forum links rules, we will also not allow links to other forums for obvious reasons, but every other link that is not batantly advertising is welcome.

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    Links, wherever they come from, are definitely helpful in an overall SEO strategy. Targeted links from a gambling forum are even better.

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    They are 'ok' in order to gain some extra backlinks and to boost traffic, even if the effect might only be very limited in some forums.

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    I find the problem is that many of the forums related to my topic either:
    a) don't allow signatures at all
    b) don't allow signatures with links to commercial websites

    This significantly reduces the value of forum posts -- linking to a third website which in turn links to the main one is also not so lucrative.

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    As a rule I have no problem with established members using signatures to promote their sites ( no affy tags allowed ). However, our forum ( listed in the gambling and chat cat on dmoz ) gets a lot of traffic, but the majority of people who sign up are spammers - Therefore sig's are disabled until you have contributed positively to the forum ie. made 30 posts.

    Obviously if I know the person from elsewhere I waive the signature rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Webzcas View Post
    As a rule I have no problem with established members using signatures to promote their sites ( no affy tags allowed ). However, our forum ( listed in the gambling and chat cat on dmoz ) gets a lot of traffic, but the majority of people who sign up are spammers - Therefore sig's are disabled until you have contributed positively to the forum ie. made 30 posts.

    Obviously if I know the person from elsewhere I waive the signature rule.
    Seems a very sensible way of doing things.

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    I agree that sigs do add some power, hoever slight, to a sites value in SERPS. But forum rules need to be adhered to as well.

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    Sigs are way to cool. They do help i agree with back links. The one thing i noticed is even players who do searches on sites will often decide based on those sigs.

    I once asked a huge "WHALE" of mine where he saw my site. He said he came to my site from a sig...

    So you never know!!!!

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    Well i'm new here so obviously need to hit the 30 posts to get one backlink! If that was my only point of contributing to this forum, it would hardly be a good use of time! There are a lot easier ways to collect backlinks.
    But i AM interested in SEO as i am building up my website, so i will probably make the 30 mark if i keep coming back here for more tips!

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    I would seriously recommend coming back here daily if you can. If not to participate then at least to read. Become a private member and make some cool friends. Its an awesome place.

    There is allot of good that can come from this fine establishment so i welcome you here mate..

    Much success to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patmcluk View Post
    Well i'm new here so obviously need to hit the 30 posts to get one backlink! If that was my only point of contributing to this forum, it would hardly be a good use of time! There are a lot easier ways to collect backlinks.
    But i AM interested in SEO as i am building up my website, so i will probably make the 30 mark if i keep coming back here for more tips!


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    Oh yes mate i will definitely be becoming a regular visitor, especially for the SEO section.
    I have only just created a new website purely to write honest reviews of websites. This will be a paid service and used for "blogvertising", by which i mean i will write the review (including links to the site in question) and then send the article out into the web in the form of bookmarks and article distribution centres. I'm doing tests at the moment and i have had about 20 mentions of one article on google so far in just a couple of days.
    This is hopefully going to appeal to people looking to publicise their website and also get returns in the form of backlinks.
    If anyone has any suggestions or advice it would be more than welcome.
    I know that there are quite a few article-distribution sites that do not accept anything to do with gambling (mostly Americans of course). Does anyone know anyway around this, or know of sites that DO accept gambling articles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patmcluk View Post
    <snip/> I know that there are quite a few article-distribution sites that do not accept anything to do with gambling (mostly Americans of course). Does anyone know anyway around this, or know of sites that DO accept gambling articles?
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    http://www.articlesbase.com/ no direct affiliate links allowed, just to your own sites. All links are NOFOLLOWed so you won't get direct SEO benefit from them.

    http://ezinearticles.com/ I think they allow FOLLOWed links here, but from what I have read in other fora you stand a reasonable chance of your content being stolen/ripped.

    Do note that these are just a couple of bookmarks I have, I haven't used either service (yet) so if any other members here want to chime in with their experiences of either site I would be very interested in that too!

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    Hi Ray, during my reseach for my project i have signed up to many such websites, and intend to add more as i go along.
    I have actually published a few articles on articlesbase in the last week, and the point is that you WANT people to "rip off" your articles. They then have to add the by line and signature of the writer. (They do it in a font so small no-one can read it) Obviously this sig holds links for both my websites and so it follows that i get backlinks, depending on who publishes them. I have had two backlinks for my sites already from my stories.
    But, back to my point, this doesn't give my clients extra publicity except in having their name further publicised on the web.
    I have found ONE (PR5) site that i can publish and get Dofollow links from, but i'm not telling anyone which one!
    I haven't signed up the ezine one yet, but i'll get round to it sometime this week.
    Thanks for the info

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    Very good points Patmcluk - thank you. The complaints I read about the ezine article were about the persons article being copied and their links removed, with the copier's links inserted instead (and then submitted to other article directories).
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    Forum signature link is a fast method to build up inbound links to a website. It can also produce some targeted traffic but choose the right forums and post genuine comments.

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    The sig links have worked great for me so far, just pick the right forums indeed!
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