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    What are the benefits of forum posting?


    hi all,

    What are the benefits of forum posting ? I think google indexing would be fast. Isn't it ?


    thanks in advance.
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    For me as a SEO specialist, the benefits of forum posting is that you can include your link to your signature which help us to promote our websites. By doing doing this we can get more back links from every different forums.

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    • ClickyB : as an "seo specialist" you should know how worthless forum sig links are
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    <snip>

    Here is my answer:
    If you post on dofollow forums with signature links, you can increase PR. Also, you can get more visitors from your posts. signature links create backlinks to your website, this way you can promote your keyword.
    Last edited by ClickyB; Nov 29th, 2010 at 10:51 AM. Reason: removed reference to deleted post
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    besides from learning experience.. you can promote your site through sigs and of course..backlinks..
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    In general, every one increase their knowledge & share their experience in forum postings.
    In seo point of view, backlinks & PR are increased through forum postings.

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    Last edited by ClickyB; Dec 3rd, 2010 at 07:37 AM. Reason: removed sig spam
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    Forum sig' links are a piss-poor way to improve your rankings because:

    1. Many forums will "nofollow" your links.
    2. Even if they are followed, most busy forums have huge numbers of outlinks per page, so you get a very small piece of the pie.
    3. Most (busy) forum threads become archived quickly, thus you need to keep posting in order to maintain your links... there are far easier ways to get (permanent) backlinks.

    Forum posting is good for (targetted) traffic and for learning/teaching/participating in discussions about subjects that matter to you... That's it!

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    30% targeted traffic ( not so precise ) and traffic.
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    Originally Posted by vstrategy
    For me as a SEO specialist, the benefits of forum posting is that you can include your link to your signature which help us to promote our websites. By doing doing this we can get more back links from every different forums.
    Have you seen any substantial success from this? For the exact reason(s) that clicky pointed out, I would think there would be limited success. Targeted traffic yes, but as a means for building backlinks, not so much.

    Very valid points clicky. Use this as a tertiary method but certainly not a primary method for building links.

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    In my mind, yes you are going to be getting some links to your site but if that is your reason for posting on forums, and the like, then you are not doing it for the correct reasons. Learning from members and having fun is numero uno in my book. But with that out of the way, you will definitely get some links but would not say they are very strong, in general. Traffic may also be increased.
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    Most of the major engines, including Google and Yahoo will have a forum link picked up and indexed very quickly. Of course it depends on the forum. The ones with higher traffic and PR are certainly like this. So, be sure to consider where you post to.
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    I don't think traffic is such a benefit as I don't get much from my forum signatures regardless how popular the forum is (ironically, the small forums gave me the most traffic). The first benefit is the backlinks.
    The .edu forum owners know this and they all restricted link signature and post linking. I found a forum where you had to post bit.ly links in order to redirect them. So, don't think this will work for .edu and .gov

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    Originally Posted by Zlinkexchange
    Most of the major engines, including Google and Yahoo will have a forum link picked up and indexed very quickly. Of course it depends on the forum. The ones with higher traffic and PR are certainly like this. So, be sure to consider where you post to.
    Considering most links in forum posts are no followed, with some exceptions of course (some forums like this allow one followed sig link) what benefit are you getting? What point are you trying to make?

    I want to make sure of the point you are driving at so people aren't confused. In my experience, I've seem very few forums that actually follow links to where you can get a benefit from it in the search results. Of course, i'd love to be proven wrong here ;-)
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    Originally Posted by benivolent
    In general, every one increase their knowledge & share their experience in forum postings.
    In seo point of view, backlinks & PR are increased through forum postings.

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    Yes, knowledge is first. In the forums we get knowledge about something. That knowledge will help us to do something. From Seo point of view we get knowledge to create back links and develop web content or whatever. But knowledge is first.
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    Originally Posted by sannyhenry
    Forums are really a good source for getting good and quality backlinks I have done it and always get success.
    with the exception of a few forums, i have to disagree. How much quality and value can come from a source that is usually no followed such as forum posts?

    As said, there are some forums that are do follow but on a whole, not worth investing a lot of time with IMO.

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