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    Are forum profile backlinks worth it?

    I have been reading through a few forums and some people are saying that forum profile backlinks are worthless and others say they are not. I don't know if it's worth it to waste time and put my blog link in my forum profiles or not.

    Does anyone know if forum profile backlinks worth it or not?

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    Forum links are mostly no-follow and the least amount of forums those who provide do-follow links are pretty useless as they provide link juice almost equal to zero.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul1129 View Post
    Forum links are mostly no-follow and the least amount of forums those who provide do-follow links are pretty useless as they provide link juice almost equal to zero.
    You may be misunderstood the question because the title of the OP is: Are forum profile backlinks worth it?
    Forum links and forum profile links are different then.
    How did you call all of them as forum links?
    There are many types of forum links: link on signature, links in posts, links in profiles, sponsored links on the forum..etc

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    Most forums make their content link by default no-follow. You can put any as you like as it is a discussion board so search engines doesn't count that much. And as it goes for signature links I haven't seen any SERP rise for those kind of links even if they are do-follow.
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    Forum profile links are the about as low quality of links as you can possibly get. They are trash.

    Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling forum profile links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul1129 View Post
    Forum links are mostly no-follow and the least amount of forums those who provide do-follow links are pretty useless as they provide link juice almost equal to zero.
    How do you know how much link juice a link will pass on to your site?

    Quote Originally Posted by timothykiko View Post
    here are many types of forum links: link on signature, links in posts, links in profiles, sponsored links on the forum..etc
    Sorry, I was meaning the ones that are found in the member's profile section. I read that signature links are mostly of little value.

    Quote Originally Posted by SEOPub View Post
    Forum profile links are the about as low quality of links as you can possibly get. They are trash.

    Anyone who says otherwise is probably selling forum profile links.
    I wasn't sure on this because I had only seen information on member signature links. That's for the help.

    P.S. I have seen some places where members were selling or renting signature links. Those should all be avoided then right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    How do you know how much link juice a link will pass on to your site?
    You can try ranking your site using forum links but they will get you no where.
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    Find forums online that are related to your sites niche and get involved within that community. Reply to threads, answer peoples questions, offer advice, etc. This all helps to build up your reputation as someone who is an expert within that niche. Try to use "Do-Follow" Forums so that you can include a link to your site within your signature, which helps search engines crawl your site. IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by hynds View Post
    Try to use "Do-Follow" Forums so that you can include a link to your site within your signature, which helps search engines crawl your site. IMO
    How do I know if a forum is a "Do-Follow" forum or not?

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    Hello, From an SEO perspective it's important that you should try to get a lot of do-follow links. But with the current trend its a bit hard to get do-follow links. Of cource we can but instead of focusing only on do follow links. Try to position your website on all platforms as possible. Whether its a dofollow or nofollow link, think about it as you can a place where people can find you. Visitors and relevant traffic matters more than just links. Go for a holistic approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    P.S. I have seen some places where members were selling or renting signature links. Those should all be avoided then right?

    Forum links, whether they are in content or in signatures, are really only good for direct traffic. If you are trying to create or buy/rent forum links for the purpose of better rankings, you are mostly just wasting your time.

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    You are exactly right SEOPub. Googles algorithm are so advanced that it considers a lot of factors before deciding whether the artcle should be ranked or not. Paid linksa re a waste of time. On the long run it will cause more trouble than benefit.

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    Forum profile backlinks are worthless. But forum links are still good, even if they are no-follow, if you know how to use them properly.

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    Forums links are always best & natural niche links ie if you want to promote hosting website then choose webmaster forums,seo,designing forums,

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    Quote Originally Posted by nishantoommen View Post
    You are exactly right SEOPub. Googles algorithm are so advanced that it considers a lot of factors before deciding whether the artcle should be ranked or not. Paid linksa re a waste of time. On the long run it will cause more trouble than benefit.
    Whoa. Hold on there. Don't stick false statements in my mouth. I never said there is anything wrong with paid links. Paid links are great. It just depends what you are paying for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nishantoommen View Post
    Try to position your website on all platforms as possible.
    What do you mean when you say "all platforms"?

    Quote Originally Posted by giangxiu View Post
    Forum profile backlinks are worthless. But forum links are still good,
    They are "worthless" but "still good"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarojas View Post
    Forums links are always best & natural niche links
    How do you get "natural niche" forum links?

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    Most are nofollow links. They are not helpful for SEO but still you should have nofollows backlinks to looks natural
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    They are "worthless" but "still good"?
    By "profile", I mean links included in user profiles. And by "forum links", I mean contextual links which are mentioned in posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davebusiness86s View Post
    They are not helpful for SEO but still you should have nofollows backlinks to looks natural
    Do you mean nofollow backlinks from forums or just in general?

    Quote Originally Posted by giangxiu View Post
    By "profile", I mean links included in user profiles. And by "forum links", I mean contextual links which are mentioned in posts.
    Thanks. I thought that's what you meant but wanted to be sure.

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    I just can't believe that people as in of today also pay money to get a forum link.

    I am just shocked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davebusiness86s View Post
    Most are nofollow links. They are not helpful for SEO but still you should have nofollows backlinks to looks natural
    That's a lie. You do not need to build nofollow links to look natural. It's just a myth people keep spouting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEOPub View Post
    That's a lie. You do not need to build nofollow links to look natural. It's just a myth people keep spouting.
    One of my friend just built a site in a odd niche. I just helped him to get a handful of 30 do-follow links. And he got ranked well.

    His link profile only contains 3 no-follow links which are from forums.
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    Forum profile links are not worth for SEO. You can use signature links for good link juice and traffic signals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by earmoldsydney View Post
    Forum profile links are not worth for SEO. You can use signature links for good link juice and traffic signals.
    The signature links are good for link juice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liam View Post
    The signature links are good for link juice?
    Yes signature links, are good if you can write 1,2 posts per day.

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