helenp - 8:56 pm on May 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
I think Google's pet hate is forum signature links. Not only does it create spam but also helps nobody as the signature links have nothing to do with the subject
However it helps as persons do enter your site, for many reasons, some does reviews, other are just curios ore maybe interested in the site etc. as a matter of fact, even persons in webmasterword checks the profile to see the site, I often see persons entering from webmasterworld.
So I think the correct should be that google ignored them, as they can be useful for siteowner and for users.