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Forum OR Blog? Niche OR subject that actually interests you?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Hytek, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. Hytek

    Hytek Registered Member

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    Hello and thank you for your time and expertise.

    I have a few questions that I could hopefully get some ideas on.

    First, I would like to create a forum or blog or BOTH on a subject that I am interested in, since it would make it easier to write about and want to stay active on. I want to make this a long term site that would be a main site for me. My concern is that some of the subjects I'm passionate about are probably saturated already, and if I start something I'm worried I won't stand a chance. OR am I being a worry wort and should just go for it and if enough time and energy is spent on making a great site with great content, that it doesn't matter how saturated the market it?

    Second question is forum OR blog? I actually want to create both but if I had to choose one for a main site, what is the best option for starting with?

    I plan on keeping a main site that is all WHITE hat and pure, then maybe start some smaller sites in Niches using white and grey hat.

    Please let me know what you think, thanks!
     
  2. Goal Line Technology

    Goal Line Technology Senior Member

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    blog then forum on sub/addon domain?
     
  3. vodkaa

    vodkaa Junior Member

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    I would start with a blog since building a forum that is high quality and active is very difficult.
     
  4. Hytek

    Hytek Registered Member

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    Thanks for the replies, now as far as creating a blog that your passionate in rather than a quick niche blog, what is better? Is it still possible to get views in a saturated market?
     
  5. reallife

    reallife Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    A forum takes a lot more work to maintain than a blog. Start with the blog and after it's established, you can tackle the forum.
     
  6. vodkaa

    vodkaa Junior Member

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    If you're passionate about the topic what I would do is make curated content posts to fill in the gaps between you're really good posts. Many people try and write content constantly and end up posting a lot of low quality stuff. Focus on 1-2 really good posts a week and in between you can post commentary on things happening in the niche, new products, interesting videos, list posts, etc.
     
  7. Hytek

    Hytek Registered Member

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    Great info thank you!

    That is a great way to start blogging. I'm just worried about competition.