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    Role of Forums In SEO

    Forum allow users to have signature and they allow links in the signature as well, people embed links on their keywords to get backlinks and it is quite helpful in terms of SEO. pls share your experience about that..

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    1. Many forums use "no follow" which defeats what you just mentioned.

    2. Google is getting tougher on links like you mentioned and are giving penalties.

    3. Many sites like WebDev won't remove the links when asked several months down the road.

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    HI,

    what is sandbox?

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    Sandbox effect is generally for the new websites where Google analyse that particular website is right of the keywords search. This helps to remove thousands spammy websites before they are going to create a new place in the search results.

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    The main role of Forum is providing the quality backlinks through the signature links to our website and improve our website traffic count and visitors.And we could discuss the all kind of topic like web design,development and SEO etc through Forum websites.

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    Forums is a good way to clear your doubts or increase your knowledge on a particular subject. It is also helpful for building backlinks and for generating website traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpkarthik View Post
    The main role of Forum is providing the quality backlinks.
    As Steve stated, and I'll repeat -- this is not true. The links you put into signatures and post are marked with 'nofollow' which means the bots will ignore them. You don't get get any 'link juice'. We also nofollow them to prevent the search engine from over penalizing us for junk links that get posted by some members.

    There are some links on the forum pages that are not "nofollow" that do get value. It just isn't in the places where any spammer could exploit.

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    Only Signature is not a way for getting back links you got from Visitor message profile Links and Image links. when you focus on Signature you need to posting for that it is not easy way. Most of signature give you permission post direct Links end of your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsansami View Post
    Only Signature is not a way for getting back links you got from Visitor message profile Links and Image links. when you focus on Signature you need to posting for that it is not easy way. Most of signature give you permission post direct Links end of your post.
    You can put a link in your signature. We don't stop that. What we do, however, is indicate in the HTML code that displays the forum that the links are "no follow". In basic terms, this means that while people see and can use the link, the search engines ignore it as if it weren't there. (for the most part). That means from an SEO perspective (the topic of this thread), you don't actually get a backlink. This is true in the signatures, posts, visitor messages and anywhere that you use the vBulletin tags to add links.

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    Role of forums in seo are entirely positive if they are practiced to the point and with full devotion and hard word because if your are doing it in a crazy and silly mood and writing junky and funky comments might lead your account suspension or even banning from the forum.
    Moreover it is not a specific criteria to get just drop your link in the signature and get some useful contribution in the forum. Your frequent presence and participation over the board would help your keywords to get some extra weight and thus your keyword would gain some good reputation and rankings. your maximum presence and participation over the board results people's trust and they might eager to know more about you and your business. So it would generate some extra and beneficial traffic towards your site.
    You might have some intersection with the other forum members and they may be from your industry. Thus it will help you to exchange the knowledge from them. So there are a number of advantages one can get from forums.

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    Forums have lost its value in terms of passing link value to a certain page. Yes it will allow you to put link through signature, but that's it. The thing that you can have from forums is traffic and possible conversion depending on the way you create value in terms of answering questions.

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    Always forums are not using to place the links and to get the back links. When one is participating in Forum he/she must need to understand the thread and should try to give a valid reply and forum is the place where we can gain a lot of knowledge as well as can get back links too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by priyanka444 View Post
    Always forums are not using to place the links and to get the back links. When one is participating in Forum he/she must need to understand the thread and should try to give a valid reply and forum is the place where we can gain a lot of knowledge as well as can get back links too.
    True priyanka forum is the place where you can get knowledge and exchange good information. One must not try to get by posting funky replies to the threads because it is not a good practice and the forum does not like those users who just try to drop a link for their site instead of wealthy participation.

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    Forum is very good platform for gaining knowledge,clear your doubts about your problem and increasing the traffic

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    Forums are used to share your knowledge and resolve your questions only, but most of them use forum for getting backlinks only. Backlinks from forum are nofollow and no use.

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