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Forum SEO and Ranking

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Takuno, Aug 29, 2009.

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    I'm beginning to get interested in creating forums, so I'm wondering, how do forums rank in Google SERPS. Are they as easily optimized as a simple blog can be? Can they possibly be even easier to rank? Also, I can't seem to find ways to optimize forums, I'd be getting Vbulletin. Anyway, how can you optimize them?
    SEMrush
     
    Takuno, Aug 29, 2009 IP
    SEMrush
  2. wahyu

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    Good forum will automatically followed by many users an the reutauion will be increased automatically. Just get you community to run the forum, then spread it using word of mouth.
     
    wahyu, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  3. Takuno

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    Getting traffic and users is not my concern, lol. My concern is how well a forum ranks in serps.
     
    Takuno, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    I think forum ranks are not that much important.. its posting which get good rankinf in google..
     
    bluebelt91, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    if you thinking of creating forum than i think you need good community because in forum marketing is gone by it people and people traffic its ranking grow automatically.
     
    vikramhjain, Aug 29, 2009 IP
  6. SEOibiza

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    Then I would highly advise you to get over to Taree Internet SEO Forum and check out what the admin has done there. the forum is part of his SEO strategy and they've been loitering around in top 20-30 for "SEO" for as long as I can remember, and was as high as #4 while he was trying.

    theres even a thread here where he explains the custom forum mods he's done.
     
    SEOibiza, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    MoneyTopList.com Active Member

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    As a small forum owner it will be probably difficult for you to rank high for competitive keywords like "webmaster forum" and similar. But there is great potential in long tail keywords. Just make sure that you have many topics in your forum, the URLs are in format like forum.tld/topic-title.php and that the forum members write something unique and not just copy and paste topics from other forums (it may be problem of bad paid posters). Than unique topic titles = unique long tail keywords. The more such topics you will have the more visitors from SE's you can expect.
     
    MoneyTopList.com, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    ourktm Active Member

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    If your forum has great users then you will have some great posts in your forums. Then your forum will rank in google because of the posts. Forums users are also loyal and visit the forums again and again. So when building forums get good users to post at first.
     
    ourktm, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    Of all my sites my forum has been the hardest to rank and its been around the longest!
     
    Michaelr, Aug 29, 2009 IP
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    I have found this one hope this help: How to Optimize
     
    Cassandra, Aug 31, 2009 IP
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    d3wlin Well-Known Member

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    My Anti-cellulite Forum ranks pretty well for different cellulite-related keywords, although the forum is very new.
     
    d3wlin, Aug 31, 2009 IP
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    It takes hard work and dedication. I work my way to the 1st page :eek:.
     
    Sir Rusty, Aug 31, 2009 IP
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    Google has no problem indexing dynamic URL's now. Just be sure you have an automatic sitemap writer mod and topic titles as page titles and Google will do the rest when given good, original content.
     
    Maslova, Sep 1, 2009 IP
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    abdobasha2004 Well-Known Member

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    I think nofollow and sitemap generators are the main steps for forum SEO
     
    abdobasha2004, Sep 2, 2009 IP
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    yes it can grow u!!!
     
    mallutribes, Sep 4, 2009 IP
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    Can you suggest a free sitemap writer for an SMF-powered forum site? I haven't seen one.
     
    Bohol, Sep 7, 2009 IP