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are signatures dofollow??

Discussion in 'Ask the Meister' started by Elgoog, Sep 7, 2014.

    Sep 7, 2014
  1. Elgoog

    Elgoog Experienced Member webmeister

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    webmeister
    Location:
    Europe
    maybe i am mistaken, but i thought signature links were nofollow?
    they are not now..
     
  2. Sep 8, 2014
  3. maxd

    maxd Complaints (PAB) Manager Staff Member

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    Hi, Bryan is busy fire-fighting today so it might take a bit of time for him to get back to you. If it slips by feel free to bump the thread in a couple days or so.
     
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  4. Sep 8, 2014
  5. cpdnd31

    cpdnd31 Ueber Meister CAG webmeister

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    OK some of us here have earned the right to have signature links. These are OK they have been checked out by Byran and Max.

    The links that come from a spammer you know the ones that say" I have a roulette system" LOL those I would stay away from.

    If you look at our pics next to it it will say webmaster those are the safe people. Hope this helps.

    I think this what your question was asking? :D
     
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  6. Sep 8, 2014
  7. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Edmonton Canada
    Actually what the OP was asking was whether signature links are FOLLOW or NOFOLLOW. Here's nofollow on wiki: You must register/login in order to see the link.

    I know they used to be nofollow, and with the new Google penguin/panda thing that was better for everyone. I think something has changed because the last time I looked they're showing as follow now. 4,000+ follow links to me! :eek2:
     
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  8. Sep 8, 2014
  9. Elgoog

    Elgoog Experienced Member webmeister

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    Exactly,
    That's why i was asking.
    I thought they were nofollow on here, but suddenly i have loads of backlinks from here,( i don't say casinomeister is not a trusted website, lol) but i think it is better to have them no-followed
     
  10. Sep 9, 2014
  11. chayton

    chayton aka LooHoo CAG PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Edmonton Canada
    You're right, they were nofollow before. Probably just an oversight on Bryan's part - no doubt during the last update something got changed globally. Maybe send a PM in case he doesn't see this thread.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2014
  13. Elgoog

    Elgoog Experienced Member webmeister

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    He did visit this thread, so i hope he will come back to this
     
  14. Sep 9, 2014
  15. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Bierland
    Sorry for the delay in getting back to this - busy bees and all that :p

    We used vBSEO up until a May when the site came under attack. vBSEO was an unsupported script that was easy to hack into, so it was removed. Unfortunately, the removal caused a few problems. One of which was all of the old URLs for pages in the CMS and the user profiles reverted to their original "php?" script without a solution for a 301 redirect. In other words old URLs were broken to people's member profiles. I have to rewrite 301 redirects by hand.

    Another problem is that all of the links in the forum were nofollow unless I chose to have then "follow" via the admin control panel in vBSEO. Since vBSEO is no longer being used, I can't do this.

    I'm sure there is a solution for this, but I haven't looked into this yet.
     
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  16. Sep 9, 2014
  17. Elgoog

    Elgoog Experienced Member webmeister

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    Thanks Bryan!

    For now i will remove the links in my sig.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2014
  19. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Fixed it. Now the forum links have the nofollow attribute. I'm not sure how Google is handling these links at the moment - if they are depreciated since they come from a forum or not.
     
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  20. Oct 29, 2014
  21. Elgoog

    Elgoog Experienced Member webmeister

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    webmeister
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    Europe
    Thanks again Bryan!

    just another small question.
    if you click a username, a popup appears with a link "visit homepage"
    Code:
        View Profile
        View Forum Posts
        Private Message
        View Blog Entries
        Visit Homepage
        View Articles
    
    Code:
    <a href="http://www.example.com" class="siteicon_homepage">
    				Visit Homepage
    			</a>
    are thes also nofollow?
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2014
  22. Oct 29, 2014
  23. Casinomeister

    Casinomeister Forum Cheermeister Staff Member

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    Good question. I'm not sure - but I don't think so. I don't think that's spidered by Google.
     
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  24. Oct 29, 2014
  25. Elgoog

    Elgoog Experienced Member webmeister

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    I find them as backlinks in ahrefs
    and in WMT it is my second anchor "visit homepage"
    which is from vbulletin boards only
    so they are spidered for sure

    and they might also be dofollow
     
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