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SEO Chat vs. DP

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by driven, Jun 30, 2005.

  1. #1
    My two favorite online forums for SEO are SEOchat and DigitalPoint. What do you think are the main differences b/w the two.
    SEMrush
     
    driven, Jun 30, 2005 IP
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  2. GuyFromChicago

    GuyFromChicago Permanent Peon

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    #2
    Less obnoxious advertising here;)
     
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    personally i find seochat very spammy

    dp for the win
     
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    fryman Kiss my rep

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    What's the point of this thread? I find it very rude to start comparing forums
     
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    driven Well-Known Member

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    Guy,
    If you're referring to all the ads on SEOC, I agree. I can understand a certain degree of advertising, but when it gets to the point that my page downloads take forever, then it gets ridicolous.
     
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    I think its rude to be rude to the guy who wanted to compare forums =P
     
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    driven Well-Known Member

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    I'm just seeking opinions from my peers. I'm not looking to make anyone look bad. No offense taken.
     
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    Woah. I just had a mad moment of fryman / shoemoney confusion. I though he/they were talking to themselves. Closer inspection revueals that their avatars aren't all that similar :)
     
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    Seo chat is SOOOOOOOO slow...every tool takes an hour to load, and their forums and full of crap...and they take forever to load as well.

    they have WAAAY to much code in their forums.

    Look at this crap:

    Diagnosis
    Global Statistics
    Total HTTP Requests: 63
    Total Size: 141771 bytes
    Object Size Totals
    Object type Size (bytes)
    HTML: 24185
    HTML Images: 49256
    CSS Images: 1261
    Total Images: 50517
    Javascript: 41758
    CSS: 4975
    Multimedia: 20336
    Other: 0
    External Objects
    External Object QTY
    Total HTML: 1
    Total HTML Images: 53
    Total CSS Images: 2
    Total Images: 55
    Total Scripts: 4
    Total CSS imports: 2
    Total Frames: 0
    Total Iframes: 0
    Download Times*
    Connection Rate Download Time
    14.4K 110.28 seconds
    28.8K 55.34 seconds
    33.6K 47.49 seconds
    56K 28.65 seconds
    ISDN 128K 9.05 seconds
    T1 1.44Mbps 1.15 seconds

    taken from http://www.websiteoptimization.com/services/analyze/
     
    AfterHim.com, Jun 30, 2005 IP
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    Yes, that's what I talking about. In terms of content and entertainment value, both forums are pretty good in those areas.
     
    GuyFromChicago, Jun 30, 2005 IP
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    I gave up on seochat mainly because of the ads. The final straw was a creepy face talking
    to me on every single page. I don't mind ads; but the ones that move and such I don't like.

    Then the new stuff they added:

    Time spent in forums
    Reputation Power
    And comments in the middle of posts , ie:

    Comments on this post
    so and so agrees

    It just takes away from the forum experience. Kind of high school like. I do still research there; but rarely login anymore. I've been a member since 2004 and still don't have a 100 posts.
     
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    post a pic of you with a hot blonde... cmon you know you want to!
     
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    :D

    I fear my Brunette fiance might object :)
     
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    mine doesnt =) She actually took the picture of me with paris
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    I prefer this forum but have lately rediscovered seochat as well. There is a lot of good info on there once you figgure out whose advice you should take and who to rather ignore.
     
    Blogmaster, Jun 30, 2005 IP
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    DP has a standable loading time.
     
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    It's sad to see how the quality of search engine forums seems to go down after a while. Having been on those for the past 5 years I cannot remember one that managed to keep up it's quality. Let's not let that happen to Digitalpoint :cool:
     
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    perhaps its becuase forums get a little success and chase after the dollar?

    It seems dp is different becuase its alreayd well established business wise maybe?
     
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    Sometimes it is also that the overall vibe goes down and discourages knowledgable people from having the desire to share good info. You need a good combination of fun and knowledge. That is the way to stay afloat.
     
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    One thing that also discourages good conversation is when forums have a few members talking to one another in every thread without ever bringing in new info, questions and debates. The last new forum I have joined was this one http://www.web-mastery.net/ and the first thing I am noticing that in every thread the same people (moderators) are talking to one another and the new members don't really participate. That is really bad. A lot of forums are merely there to get affiliate money from visitors. The forums rank due to content created but the flow is not there.
     
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