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Forum Profile backlinks

7 years 11 months ago #83310 by johnniek2
Forum Profile backlinks was created by johnniek2
I have a question regarding backlinks.

Some seo guides state that forum backlinks are considered SPAM, and google is penalizing websites using them.

I have checked with opensiteexplorer, SEO profiler and various tools and there I can not get any info if the link is considered as spam or low value. Iam getting a lot of backlinks from Joomla.org and Rocketheme and other joomla forums from my profile signature.
These are not automatically created ones, is it wise to remove them?
all the backlinks showing are my real activity on those forums...

can somebody share a light on this issue?

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7 years 11 months ago #83472 by Nick
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Hi Johnnie,

Hope you had a good weekend!

Which specific guides? As far as I'm aware, Google does not penalize for backlinks from forum sites, unless they are spammy in nature. You can read more about this officially at:
googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2013...ration-requests.html

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7 years 11 months ago #83473 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Forum Profile backlinks
hi Nick,

Iam scrolling that page and can not find anything about forum profiles or signatures there?
Can you give me a hint?

thanks

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7 years 11 months ago #83477 by Nick
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The only mention in there about forums (not including their Google Webmaster forums) is:

For example, spammy blog comments, auto generated forum posts or text advertisements with links that pass PageRank are likely to be seen as unnatural links and would violate Google’s quality guidelines


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7 years 11 months ago #83550 by johnniek2
Replied by johnniek2 on topic Forum Profile backlinks
Thank you Nick, will SEO area soon be updated with some fresh info?
Or is nothing new expected?

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7 years 11 months ago #83560 by Nick
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You're very welcome, Johnnie!

We'll be focusing on Joomla, WordPress, and Coding videos next, so nothing new is expected in the near future.

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