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Is a signature worth it

alexpratt asked 1 year ago
I know links in your signature help with a free back link but does anyone here actually pay attention to people’s signatures and importantly do you click them. I am just wondering how much effort I should put into updating my signature
16 Answers
JackTen answered 1 year ago
I’ve noticed from stats programs that I get referal from CAP, but it’s useless traffic. People are curious about what other people are doing, is all.

Focal answered 1 year ago
I think probably AM’s look and click on those more than affiliates, but I could be wrong. I would think affiliates would look at the signatures as well in order to see if they would be interested in linking to that particular affiliate’s website or doing some sort of exchange.


Dominique answered 1 year ago
I rarely ever click on them. Maybe twice a year I get curious about someone.

I see a moderate number of clicks from CAP in my stats.

I also think mostly aff managers click, and newbies looking at what other affs do.

splinterfree answered 1 year ago
i do think it is useful to see what/how other people are doing the same thing.

most importantly, when someone is making a “conflicting” post without a signature this would largely undervalue their statement in my eyes…if i got no opinion of where they are coming from then they got no say in bashing someone in public. i could be wrong though, but i still wear no socks when i don’t have to :hattip:

yabadoo answered 1 year ago
Free back link? Ssshhh, pipe down will you?!?

Actually, I find the signatures useful, always good to see what other people are up to!

bonustreak answered 1 year ago
Great poll Alex!:wavey:

kwblue answered 1 year ago
Good poll. I removed the bulk of my sites from my Sig here because I found that more often than not as soon as I listed my site, it would soon get scraped.

I think that BH affiliates click on them… Then use different web grabbers to grab all content from the site <span title=” title=”” class=”bbcode_smiley” />

Popcornic answered 1 year ago
I’ve read in several SEO forums that signature links can be helpful if they provide relevant anchor texts.

However, after looking at several SERPs of the signatures’ anchor texts I didn’t see their linked sites ranked in top positions.

Tarzan answered 1 year ago
Absolutely worth it. I find good partners that way. You can almost figure out what their site will be like by the post. Intelligent posters normally have very nice sites and they usually DO rank…. my 2cents….

WhichBingo answered 1 year ago
Can’t do any harm.

I make sure that I put a sig in everything I write (emails, posts etc).

How much time does it cost you? How much awareness does it generate?

One day a whale will click…… or that big portal that’s looking to buy a small portal for xx times your net rev :woohoo: