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Forum Signatures – Are You Next?

photo credit: Viernest A common belief (one which I personally don't agree with) is that Google can detect where a link is on a page and discount it. Sure, ideally I would love my link within a post on a content rich blog, but that's more for traffic, than SEO purposes. However, Google has taken a few measures in the last few years to discount links from things such as directories and blog comments. Question is - will Forum signatures be next? Depending on the script, they're usually google followable links. Big forums have suffered under the weight of...

Illegal & Unethical SEO

I often see posts on large webmaster forums such as Digital Point, Sitepoint & UK Webmaster World about "Is What I'm doing Illegal or Unethical?" when it comes to SEO. I think I should explain what each one is. Illegal is when you break the law. This is when what you are doing goes against the traditional law of the land you (or your website) is in. Nothing SEO wise directly could be classed as illegal, however certain aspects of web marketing or obtaining an income online could be. For example, if you are running Google Adsense ads, and...