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    Are the links in our forums signature counted as inbound links by Google?

    I participate in numerous forums. I wonder whether the links from my signature are counted as inbound links by Google. If so, how much do they help the overall PR of the site?

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    On this forum yes.

    On most forums, no.

    Most forums are not search engine friendly and are not indexed by engines.
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    Originally posted by Chris
    On this forum yes.

    On most forums, no.

    Most forums are not search engine friendly and are not indexed by engines.
    Hi Chris,

    I'm trying to figure out what makes this forum search engine friendly whereas others aren't. It looks like the urls have ?, &, and = in them and I thought that's what the spiders didn't like.

    Curiously awaiting your reply
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    Ahhhhh, it's amazing what you'll learn by reading. Chris answers my question in this article:
    http://www.websitepublisher.net/article/google_myths/4

    Thanks Chris!
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    It is mostly the session IDs.
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    Is there a hack available, or did you have to do it yourself?

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    There are hacks available for just about all forum software, so yes I used a hack. It was quite easy to do.
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    Originally posted by Chris
    There are hacks available for just about all forum software, so yes I used a hack. It was quite easy to do.
    I'm not sure, but I think the new version of vbb (3.0?) is SE friendly.

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    It is
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    its in one of these threads you can do a search or go to vbulletin.org and look for the remove sessions hack.. or depending what software you use

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    Could anybody suggest how to add signature in this forum, its not accepting in signature option ( most options are disable)

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    I am also not able to add signature in this forum, so Please tell me how to add.

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