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when can I add my forum or website to search engines?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by migha, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. #1
    hello everyone
    please, I have a new forum with no threads or members yet. when can I add it to search engines? is it allowed now? or I must add threads and members first?
    SEMrush
    and many thanks in advance
     
    migha, Sep 11, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. dcristo

    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Worry about creating an active community and search engine indexing will take care of itself.
     
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    migha Member

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    #3
    thanks for reply, but I am asking about specific point: when can I add my forum to search engine? is it allowed now while there are no threads and members? or I must add threads and members first?
     
    migha, Sep 11, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    @dcristo answered your question. If you can't understand a simple answer like he gave you, then how can you hope to run a forum?
     
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #5
    Think about the question you're asking for a second, it is ridiculously stupid...

    You want to index a forum that has no threads/posts... why? There are no pages to index.

    Regardless, Google and other search engines will index the important pages over time.

    You should be more worried about how you're going to create an active community.
     
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  6. migha

    migha Member

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    @Spoiltdiva
    oh
    firstly my forum is in my first language not in English so do not worry I am native speaker haha
    secondly I have understood what he said. I expected the answer would be yes or no then more explaining not a reply everyone knows.
    I did not ask what should I care about. I asked when can add my forum and did not get the answer.
    I am totally new to SEO so I wanted to know details about how many threads should I have before adding my forum to search engines. I meant adding my forum link. I even did not ask about indexing pages
     
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    migha, Sep 11, 2018 IP
  7. migha

    migha Member

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    AS I told I am asking about when can I add my(forum link) or how many threads should I have before adding my forum link to the search engines.
    even if I had threads how my forum to be active without appearing on Google and users find it then register to be active members?
     
    migha, Sep 11, 2018 IP
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    malky66 Illustrious Member

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    You don't seem to understand how any of this works, you don't add your link to Google or any other search engines, when your forum has pages to crawl the search engines will find them, just a word of advice, establishing a forum is one of the most soul destroying things you can do.
    I bet 99% of new forums fail within the first few months.
     
    malky66, Sep 12, 2018 IP
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    kjh-08 Well-Known Member

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    It's not called a "forum link", it's called a URL. Create an account in Search Console, then go to "fetch & render" and ask google to index your URL.
    Just because you get your homepage URL indexed doesn't mean you're going to rank anywhere near first page let alone get traffic. "Build it and they will come" doesn't apply!
     
    kjh-08, Sep 12, 2018 IP
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    migha Member

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    Thanks so much for your reply. finally, I got an answer in the right direction, but please I did not ask how. I am just asking when can I submit my URL? Is it allowed now even there are no threads? or how many threads should I have before submitting it? and many thanks in advance
     
    migha, Sep 12, 2018 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    I believe that @malky66 has hit the proverbial nail on the head. I don't know how many times or how many ways it can be explained. Please refer back to post #2 and SLOWLY reread it two or three times.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Sep 12, 2018 IP
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    mrb1129 Well-Known Member

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    Create lots and lots of content first. And get some active people in your forum who can create content and as well as actively moderate content. You shouldn't be worried about search engines now.
     
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  13. migha

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    please, if you do not have information then no need to reply. the best answer for me till now is @kjh-08 answer
    at least he knew what I am talking about
     
    migha, Sep 13, 2018 IP
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    You can have it indexed anytime you want. Just don't want the homepage "under construction" type. The amount of content on a site has no bearing on initial indexing.
     
    kjh-08, Sep 13, 2018 IP
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    Some forums will allow you to link to your site in your signature. So you need to check your website can be read properly by search engines. submitting isn't really necessary, but most search engines offer the option to submit your site.
     
    eFusion World, Sep 15, 2018 at 12:30 AM IP
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    What you think it's still working for ranking point of view?
     
    Aryans, Sep 18, 2018 at 5:29 AM IP