Originally Posted by lunartcorp
At least, Google does not count them. However, Yahoo shows them up in the inboundlink list (it may help for something).
I would recommend using The Signatures to drive traffic rather than Link Building Strategic.
I Agreed. The other benefit of a signature link is that others who are interested may click directly on it to go to your site. Both ways will drive some traffic to your site. It must be noted that not all signature links use the same type of codes. Some forums, for example, uses BB code, instead of the usual HTML.
If you think your site contains some helpful informations that someone else is seeking, post your site or relevant page link on the thread. Remember to make them into clickable URLs. This will drive traffic from forum visitors as well as increase back-links. Back-links are crucial for page ranking.