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Discussion in 'Cloaking and Content Generators' started by Jacky, Jan 1, 2006.

  1. Jacky

    Jacky Newbie

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    Does a community on your website help you? By this I mean having a forum or a chat room on your community. If you think it helps, in what way?
     
  2. Diamond Damien

    Diamond Damien Owner BlackHatWorld Staff Member Jr. VIP

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    It helps in that it brings quality links to your site, mostly a "White Hat SEO Method". With a community forum, people build the pages for you by writing posts and the search engines gobble it up.:)
    A forum could be used for a blackhat site, however it would be hard to moderate if you had 100+ forums lol
     
  3. Jacky

    Jacky Newbie

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    Personally I've always thought that communities are great for websites, because they keep the same people coming to your site over and over.
     
  4. Timothy

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    I agree, but the only problem is the forum can quickly take over a webmasters time, meaning that less time is spent on the website as a whole, so this could actually be a downside to a website as well.
     
  5. spywarz

    spywarz Newbie

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    Same here, I've always thought forums was about marketing. Like you invite people to have a place to chat and then maybe they poke around the website and find something interesting to buy. Or that website can attract lucrative advertising contracts if they have a large community base.

    So forums also help a website rank higher in a search engine? That's an idea to... ponder, ponder, ponder....
     
  6. Master

    Master Newbie

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    Yes community help you and your forums. People come over and over to your site. They can also provide nice content which makes you site more good and help to earn some money from SE's.
     
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    Communities are great if you can build them big enough.
     
  8. ScottHughes

    ScottHughes Registered Member

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    Forums take a long time to build up, though. And, a lot of time. Although, they do get you a bunch of traffic and content, over time.
     
  9. jcooper66

    jcooper66 Newbie

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    1. Links at the bottom of each post can boost the PR of your site.
    2. Fresh content makes the search engines visit more often.
     
  10. farkleet1

    farkleet1 Newbie

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    would the forums be helpful in building mailing lists for future products or services, as i have seen some gurus doing this thing and they recommend it, what you think about this.