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Advice Needed : Forum posts or blog posts, which is better ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by bensha, Sep 26, 2012.

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Which is better for SEO ranking

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  1. bensha

    bensha Newbie

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    Hey Guys:

    I have a client who is selling training material for a standardized exam. Something similar to a preparation book you might buy for the GRE, LSAT or MCAT. Which white hat SEO option would you recommend for him :

    1. I put up a forum for him ( i.e. phpBB) , and load up 100+ posts. Relevant content that might be picked up by the search engines.
    2. I create 100+ blog posts on his website.

    Which might have a more positive impact on his search engine ranking ( website blog posts or forum posts) ?

    Thanks for your opinions,
    Cheers
     
  2. drywallrob

    drywallrob Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Forum would be better. The links would be "follow" but you would not get tons of link juice because all the links are coming from the same domain. But, you would get a lot of organic traffic if the content on the forums is quality.
     
  3. madoctopus

    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    This: 2. I create 100+ blog posts on his website.
     
  4. gtree

    gtree Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Blog comments get page rank easy than forums. But Forums creates a friendly atmosphere with professional discussions, in blog comments mods has rights to remove or edit the discussions.
     
  5. Nikhil_Sharma

    Nikhil_Sharma Newbie

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    As for SEO, blog posts will have a great impact. But you ultimately want traffic/leads to sell your product and for that forum will definitely perform better as compared to blogs.
     
  6. bensha

    bensha Newbie

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    Guys, in your opinion, how SEO friendly is phpBB 3.0 ? I have heard some talk about a mod that makes it SEO friendly. Any thoughts ?
     
  7. Jacob Sterbenk

    Jacob Sterbenk Junior Member

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    I believe that blog posts will have higher impact on your rankings. However, you will almost certainly get more traffic from forums.
     
  8. imperial444

    imperial444 Elite Member

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    Blogs for SEO, Forums for getting targetted traffic.
     
  9. wolfy33

    wolfy33 Newbie

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    blog post I find are normal index quicker in goolge
     
  10. sneha

    sneha Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    For traffic purpose forum is best but if in case of high PR then blog comments is preferred
     
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  11. CloneX

    CloneX Power Member

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    Hands down to blog posts. The more the high quality content on the page, the better. In forums, there's too much "distraction" - buttons, graphics, related posts/threads etc, which dilute the page.