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Forum SEO

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Nokia999, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. #1
    First i am enlisting forthcoming problems
    1) The topic on which i am interested is having only <50 searches on SEs.
    2) How can i make my forthcoming forum Search Engine Optimized.
    3) Do SEO has different impacts on vBulleting and phpBB.
    Thank You.
    SEMrush
     
    Nokia999, Oct 19, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. just-4-teens

    just-4-teens Peon

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    #2
    1) 50 searches a day is still gd, think about if you got top on all 3 search engines, that 150 from one keyword a day alone, plus you also get the veriations like 'your keyword blue' 'red blue keyword' 'where to get keyword' etc etc

    2) Search thru DP you will find plenty of info.

    3) i dont think so, the only difference is that VB comes optimised, phpBB does not and requires some modding.
     
    just-4-teens, Oct 20, 2005 IP
  3. Nokia999

    Nokia999 Guest

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    But i have seen a lot of forums which run very nicely while on the other hand some forums are having same hot topics but they fail to attract good number of members and posters.
    What is keypoint behind it?
     
    Nokia999, Oct 21, 2005 IP
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    just-4-teens Peon

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    how its advertised i suppose,

    - make some fake accounts on your forum and use these to post new, regular post so your forum looks active (not just same person posting all the time),
    - make sure its user friendly,
    - logout as view the board as a guest see if there is anything you might wanna do to encourage the guest to join.
    - Visit other forums and see what they are doing
    - Create topics that everyone can discuss, debates are normally gd for this (e.g. is xxx guilty or innocent - post your views/Should xxx do this or that?)
    - Get a view different styles/templates in place - not everyone will like default blue or bright orange etc.
    - Get links to it, there are some directories that are made just for message boards/forums.
    - sorry brain has stopped working .........
     
    just-4-teens, Oct 21, 2005 IP
  5. Nokia999

    Nokia999 Guest

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    I am inkling about one point you made that is fake ids and post on and on.
    But here i want to question most popular forums got start in that way ?:confused:
     
    Nokia999, Oct 22, 2005 IP
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    the most succesfful forums were started as just a gathering place for their content visitors or their service users. thus they already had traffic of like minded people and had the topics they wished to see in there. starting a standalone forum site and making it a hit will take time and much mroe effort and in 99% cases they all fail.
     
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  7. just-4-teens

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    thats why i always say DONT make just a forum site, make the forum as an add-on.
     
    just-4-teens, Oct 22, 2005 IP
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    I started a forum recently (applied the SEO Optimizer mod), and I noticed that MSN has definitely visited a lot of pages. It seems that Google and Yahoo, however, have stopped at the first page. Does anyone know if this is normal? It's a phpbb forum.
     
    Phidippides, Oct 28, 2005 IP
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    the most succesfful forums were started as just a gathering place for their content visitors or their service users. thus they already had traffic of like minded people and had the topics they wished to see in there. starting a standalone forum site and making it a hit will take time and much mroe effort and in 99% cases they all fail.


    I think the same
     
    Bibofa, Oct 30, 2005 IP
  10. Bibofa

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    I started a forum recently (applied the SEO Optimizer mod), and I noticed that MSN has definitely visited a lot of pages. It seems that Google and Yahoo, however, have stopped at the first page. Does anyone know if this is normal? It's a phpbb forum.

    me too
     
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  11. Nokia999

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    There is nothing to do with SEO impacts.Actually SEO is optimization so you can optimize both forums equally with one exception that is 'ease'.
    vB is costly but it has worth.So vB is easy to SEO.
     
    Nokia999, Oct 31, 2005 IP
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    Peter_Rosado Active Member

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    mod_rewrite, title in url. It's nice.
     
    Peter_Rosado, Nov 3, 2005 IP
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    993ti Well-Known Member

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    That's odd, i've got google and yahoo every day, msn doesn't seem to like my site anymore :(
     
    993ti, Nov 4, 2005 IP
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    :confused:

    I don't follow your logic here. What does the price have to do with ease of SEO?

    phpBB is free. It's also easy to SEO.
     
    minstrel, Nov 7, 2005 IP
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    Have you removed the SID from the URLs?
     
    Sagewing, Nov 8, 2005 IP
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    Yes, I think I did when I applied the able2know mod. Actually, since I wrote that original post I see that Google has indexed many of the posts on my forum. I guess that Google just takes its own sweet time, whereas MSN is all-too-eager to crawl my site.
     
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