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    There have been several blog and forum posts listing WDF as a "dofollow" forum. Not only was this never true (as "dofollow" doesn't exist), this is actually a "nofollow" forum and has been for quite some time now.

    Let's take the code from my signature, for example:
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    <div class="baseHtml signature ugc"><aside>I learned SEO ninjary from Mishnoon al-Sahit, so you know I'm good at it.<br />
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    <span style="font-family: 'Tahoma'"><b>My stuff (well, some of it):</b>
     <a href="http://www.adamwebdesign.ca/" target="_blank" class="externalLink" rel="nofollow">
    Toronto Web Design</a> </span><br />
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    <span style="font-family: 'Tahoma'"><b>WDF Resources</b>: <a href="http://www.webdesignforums.net/rules.php" class="internalLink">The Rules</a></span></aside></div>
    As you can see, the external link to my site includes the rel="nofollow" attribute, whereas the internal link has said attribute removed. All external links possess the same attribute, regardless of whether or not they're signature links.

    So if you're posting here for SEO reasons, you're wasting your time as there is no search engine benefit to doing so whatsoever.
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    Are you sure that this has been nofollow for 'some time'? I think the rel=nofollow was added after the design change.

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    That's enough of a "some time" for me.

    Seriously, I can't remember when it was added, but it's there, and it's staying there for at least the time being. That way, all the PSD to HTML Guru comment spammers (yeah, we know about you guys!) can't get very far.
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    Not going to lie that I'm sad that the profile links are nofollow now as I spend ZERO time on back linking... so the 200+ posts were the only 200+ back links I had.

    With that said, this community is so great that the back links were really just a sweet bonus for me

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    ...and that's the only real way to look at a signature on any forum. You get the benefit of giving and getting knowledge. If someone visits your site as a result of you dropping mad knowledge, that's a bonus.
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    It was "dofollow" for 8+ years... it's been nofollow for a few months. Can hardly blame people for listing it as a dofollow forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoseley, post: 200529
    It was "dofollow" for 8+ years... it's been nofollow for a few months. Can hardly blame people for listing it as a dofollow forum.
    Oh, but I can.. And I did. And I still do.
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    Its like the often forgotten character the "Slash", for years it was well known as just the "slash" , then one day the "Back Slash" showed up, and all of a sudden, everyone wanted to call "Slash" "Forward Slash" go figure.
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    Its not all about dofollow and link building. Theres also some marketing, where you simply "show off" your piece of nice work to other people who are interested in the same as you are. I'm just saying, dofollow isn't everything.

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    You're right, but not for the reason you think you are. "Dofollow" isn't anything. It doesn't exist.
    If I've helped you out in any way, please pay it forward. My wife and I are walking for Autism Speaks. Please donate, and thanks.

    If someone helped you out, be sure to "Like" their post and/or help them in kind. The "Like" link is on the bottom right of each post, beside the "Share" link.

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