i've been out of the SEO \ IM loop since Google's updates, so i'm not really sure what some SEO standards are. I know some blackhat SEO IMers were using programs like xrumer to go through lists of forums, create topics, an drop their backlinks, and i'm fairly sure that was "fixed" in Google's SE updates. But forums are a large portion of the internet, so I'd like to utilize them to get backlinks.
But what's the best way for the backlinks to appear natural? Yes, I know. They should actually be natural, but I'd like to attempt to influence that. SoOoOO. How would I go about doing it? Posting the backlink in a reply, and not the opening post? Or what?
Thanks in advance.