Do backlinks have to be clickable?If you place a link on a reply of say a forum does it need to be clickable to count as a backlink to the search engines?
dave333 wrote:Without going right into it, the common misconception with no-follow links is that the search engines don't follow them. This is sort of untrue. If you place an inviting link on a no-follow page that gets a lot of clickthroughs the engines will notice and credit you for it.
Similarly, this will also make your site appear more "natural" to the bots.
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