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why signature on forums is significant?

Postby spicy.girly01 » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:47 am

Hi everyone! I am a newbie on SEO world. Does signature really matters on posting on forums? My posts on other forums were deleted because of the signature that I used. How can I make signature that will not look like a spam? Posting of links on forums is one of the strategies to have back links on the website we promote right?
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Postby MommyEnterprises » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:31 pm

I would add your name to your signature file along with your link. I don't try put too much in mine.

You will always want to read the rules before posting a new forum on the signature guidelines.
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Postby Trent Brownrigg » Wed Sep 24, 2008 1:14 pm

As long as your signature isn't violating the rules of the particular forum you are on then you can put whatever you want in it.

The biggest rule of thumb is NOT to spam forums. And don't post one line replies just to get your signature shown.
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Postby SEOGuy » Mon Sep 29, 2008 6:10 am

Some times some forums may delete pornographic content related signatures. Then some times if you use signature imitation your link will remove. So you have to setup signature at the Control Panel. Its depend on the forum.

Reason for signature removal will result from the post itself not by the signature.
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Postby joshnic2 » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:35 am

I agree with above posters. Forum signature can bring lot of traffic to your site.
But your posting should be;
-Relevant
-Useful
And also forum signature can bring quality backlinks.
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Postby Li Weng » Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:01 pm

You shouldn't post useless information just to advertise your signature. If you spam, you will get banned. It's actually counter-productive. You should learn from the forum and contribute when you can.
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Postby grangonzo » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:38 am

Maybe you just were pposting in forums where signatures were not allowed, or just posting nonsense responses...
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Postby guru_nic » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:29 am

Every one know that forum signature supports webmasters to get backlinks. But remember these backlinks are PR0 most of the time. But still it has a value.
Major advantage of forum signature is that you get referral traffic from it. Most of the time these traffic can easily converted to sales.
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Postby onlineshine » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:50 am

Very True..I completely agree with the members of this discussion. One should follow the Forum Rules and must be aware of what exactly is being discussed. To maintain a good signature, check the Forum Rules and try to insert a BBCode to make it more comfortable.
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Forum Signature Rules & Guidelines?

Postby FreeCashPro » Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:36 am

I'm a big signature kind of guy. If I have something general to say or programs I would like to promote then I usually feel free to add them to my forum signature (after reading the forum signature rules and guidelines.)

Incidentally, I can't seem to find any signature rules or guidelines posted for THIS VERY forum. I've searched (that's how I ended up at this thread.) Can anyone inform me, or point me to the appropriate thread regarding signature rules and guidelines? Thx.

Ok, back to the specific topic of the thread. I am an administrator and/or moderator at several large (really large) forums. I've thought about this very issue and came to the conclusion that signatures do very well if a human is reading them, but, search robots will usually load the lo-fi / text only version of the forum (depending upon what software the forum is based upon) that does not include signatures in the "display" for the robot (only post body text.) Hence, from a SEO point of view (though I may be wrong) I don't think signatures are ever even "seen" by the robots.
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Re: Forum Signature Rules & Guidelines?

Postby angienewton » Sun Mar 29, 2009 6:31 pm

As for guidelines, I don't think Lynn has any set for signatures. I would say choose one or two so it's not overwhelming for other members to get to know you. But that's only my opinion of course.

It's best if you use SEO when it comes to forum signatures. Use keyword phrases that people are looking for and that fit your niche and your message board posts are more likely to be found in the search engines.

Hope this helps!

FreeCashPro wrote:I'm a big signature kind of guy. If I have something general to say or programs I would like to promote then I usually feel free to add them to my forum signature (after reading the forum signature rules and guidelines.)

Incidentally, I can't seem to find any signature rules or guidelines posted for THIS VERY forum. I've searched (that's how I ended up at this thread.) Can anyone inform me, or point me to the appropriate thread regarding signature rules and guidelines? Thx.

Ok, back to the specific topic of the thread. I am an administrator and/or moderator at several large (really large) forums. I've thought about this very issue and came to the conclusion that signatures do very well if a human is reading them, but, search robots will usually load the lo-fi / text only version of the forum (depending upon what software the forum is based upon) that does not include signatures in the "display" for the robot (only post body text.) Hence, from a SEO point of view (though I may be wrong) I don't think signatures are ever even "seen" by the robots.
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Postby DSFlyman » Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:04 pm

I'm fairly new to the SEO game and the most frustrating part is getting conflicting reports. In regard to signatures, I have heard both reports - forum signatures help with SEO by creating back links and that they don't do squat. so...
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Postby terrapin719 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:29 am

In regards to SEO, it depends on the forum. Some forums the entire board is set to not be crawled or spidered by any search engines. In which case, the value of your signature is only what you make it on the forum. If you're an active participant and offer good information people will want to know more about you and they will visit your site. If you're just in it for links, then that's not the type of forum for you.

In other cases it can depend on the forum software. There are many types of forum programs out there and they're all very different, including how the search engines read them.

Most boards do get spidered and indexed in the SEs, thousands and thousands of pages. If you're active your link will be included and you will get the backlinks from it.

However, if you're posting on a forum just for backlinks and not providing value to the site, there is always a good chance your account will be deleted. Adhere to the forum guidelines, post information that adds value to the conversation, and be honest about your goals on the site.
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Postby krisha » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:10 am

Some forum don not allow a specific keyword/industry to be used in signature.
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Postby AliceDenis » Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:47 am

Li Weng wrote:You shouldn't post useless information just to advertise your signature. If you spam, you will get banned. It's actually counter-productive. You should learn from the forum and contribute when you can.


that's for sure try to be productive ,,,and informative,if you have nothing to tell ,no info to share you'd better not post a useless post
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