If you’re someone who is posting links in subreddits and forums as a part of your link building strategy. Just stop.
John Mueller, Google’s search advocate recently disclosed that Reddit/Forum links have no use for SEO.
A user on r/SEO, asked “Is Forum Posting Still Work As Link Building Method in SEO?”. To which John Mueller replied “No.”
However, if you’re posting links that are relevant to the forum and it’s allowed then it can be a good source of direct traffic.
credits: Barry Schwartz (seroundtable.com)