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    Does forum signature count as a backlink to your site in each and every forum post ?


    So basically the question is in the Title.

    I assume that forum signature count as a single backlink to your site in each and every forum post ? (if it's do Follow ofc)

    Correct me if I am wrong

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    No it does not

    Forum sig links are devalued, possibly even more so than "normal" sitewide links are.

    And rightly so, of course.
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    Some members here could have thousands of forum links... but find it more rewarding to place a slogan in their signature.

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    so which links considered to most most powerful ?

    I hate leaving comments on random blogs, looks spammy and unprofessional
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    Originally Posted by Irmscher
    so which links considered to most most powerful ?
    The ones on the front page of Google

    Ones from .edu and .gov domains are generally the most powerful (as a generalized statement).
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    what you guys think about buying links form highly relevant websites with high Page Rank ?
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    Nah

    (just kidding)

    That was a trick question, right?

    That said:
    - how cheap?
    - are they known for selling links?

    PS: I never buy links, I'm a cheapskate
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    Originally Posted by Irmscher
    what you guys think about buying links form highly relevant websites with high Page Rank ?
    Call me a chicken, but I am afraid to buy any links that are not "no-followed".. I have been working to hare to risk being punished by Google!... just my opinion!

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    Originally Posted by Irmscher
    what you guys think about buying links form highly relevant websites with high Page Rank ?
    Varies based upon the website the link is purchased from.

    If you think it will generate enough traffic on it's own to justify the cost, then go for it.
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    Originally Posted by Irmscher
    So basically the question is in the Title.

    I assume that forum signature count as a single backlink to your site in each and every forum post ? (if it's do Follow ofc)

    Correct me if I am wrong

    cheers
    Oh.. one thing I forget to mention... I think your signature only shows up 1 time in a thread on a lot of forums, not ion every post... of course I am sure this depends what software the forum is using, but if so, that's a lot less links, which were not really worth a lot to begin with.. (IMO)
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    Originally Posted by Irmscher
    what you guys think about buying links form highly relevant websites with high Page Rank ?
    Against Google's guidelines for webmasters. If you have worked hard on a nice site it is not worth the risk. Although some people believe that the biggest risk is having the links devalued you never know what might happen.

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    I have bought links and I have been punished for it. It is annoying and not worth the risk. Or you may want to learn the hard way, like I did.

    Just like Egol says, if you've worked on a nice site for months and then they nuke you for link buying, it really is a bit of a downer.

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    You cannot buy dofollow links because it is against Google's ToS.
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    Ummm yes you can
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    A lot of people are saying forum links are devalued but every little bit counts. It doesn't take you more than a minute to put your link in the signature either.
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