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Building PR for a forum

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by iTypeR, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. iTypeR

    iTypeR Newbie

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    Hi guys, I've been reading a lot (mostly this confuses the shit out of me!) on here about building PR quickly on your website.

    I have a forum tho... and it's currently PR0. Is the strategy for building PR for a forum different to a small targeted site?

    There's a list of high PR forums on here and I've been checking them and I don't really see HOW they got that PR...

    Appreciate any advice given, thank you in advance!

    Iggy
     
  2. gorang

    gorang Elite Member

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    I know it is cliché but it is always true.

    Post good content.

    A great tool for forum content is to use Dragon Naturally Speaking. It works well on forums because you can imitate a posters grammar/flow easily while talking.

    Get someone to write really good helpful posts in the forum. Get a good ten highly useful articles which people will like then backlink the shit out of each url. More specifically, make sure you target a keyword with each URL/Forum thread and get some organic visitors to the forum. Now a REALLY good way to get those keywords ranked(they shouldnt be too competitive considering it is a forum post on specific topics usually) is to use some blog networks. Blog networks provide amazing link juice to your site and will embelish any new posts with ranking power. Forums really are about getting regular useful content and returning visitors.

    Then socially bookmark it and share it on Facebook. Create a Facebook page too. Go to other forums and try steal users. As soon as you get an established userbase you will get lots of natural links worth much more than spammed links.
     
  3. BreakAllTheClocks

    BreakAllTheClocks Regular Member

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    Have you checked Majestic, Open Site Explorer, Ahrefs, Blekko and Bing WT? You should easily identify all of the quality backlinks in under an hour.
     
  4. james406

    james406 Junior Member

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    I'd strongly recommend you don't concern yourself with Pagerank. It only updates every few months anyway, and it is only a sign as to how much authority a site has. You're much better off trying to build rankings and hence traffic rather than pagerank (unless you're planning on selling links or similar)...
     
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  5. ber789

    ber789 Junior Member

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    I second that. Focus on traffic and content and the PR will come.
     
  6. iTypeR

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    Thanks guys, yeah since I put that post up a lot more reading has been done and that's the overall advice - don't worry about PR!

    :)
     
  7. masterjani

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    PR is only important if you are thinking of selling the forum after sometime, So try to use longtail keywords to make sure to get relevant traffic then it will improve automatically.
     
  8. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    Get yourself some quality content on the website, and then you are in the money.
    The key is that you need something worthwhile to help reference, then once you've got some real quality threads going. Begin to strategically market those threads on blogs, and other sources so that you can build up a forum base.
    If the threads/content is good enoguh you'll start to receive backlinks naturally as well which makes your life a while lot easier.
     
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