Joined: 09 Jul 06
21 Aug 13 3:32 am
The forum comes up when you search for your domain name because you've got your domain name listed in your footer on this forum. You essentially ask Google "find me pages with http://www.taxprepfillmore.com/
on it" and Google dutifully shows you the pages that have your domain name written on it.
When you search in Google for your domain name you will always find your own domain right at the top. Nobody else has your domain name, that's why!
If you're wanting to get visitors to your website, that isn't really going to help. People won't be searching for your domain name, they'll be searching for something like "tax preparer california". When someone searches for THAT, you want your page to show up in Google. People don't generally search for your domain name unless they already know about you.
A "followed" link to your website from another website, blog or forum is like a vote that says "this tax website is good". Google looks at those votes and (to be very brief) makes the pages with a lot of votes appear closer to the top of the search engines.
But because all links in this forum are no-followed, it means that none of the links count as votes, so they won't help your website to appear closer to the top of the search engines.
You'll still always rank well for your domain name, and if you search for your domain name you will find all the websites that mention your domain name. But that doesn't mean that the links are giving your website any votes.