Forums and Authority Sites

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CardiffDesigns, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. CardiffDesigns

    CardiffDesigns Junior Member

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    Hi all!

    I've been building up an authority site since October and it's starting to get ranked for all kinds of long tails.

    It's also developing a nice little community and as a result I'd like to set up a Forum, to generate more traffic.

    Initially I wanted to integrate a Wordpress Forum plugin into my Wordpress site, but none of the plugins I could find matched the quality of something like phpBB or vBulletin.

    From an SEO point of view, would it be better to set up a forum on a sub domain such as http://forum.mywebsite.com or would it be better to purchase a new domain and set up the forum on there as a standalone site? I would just link it to and from my authority site.

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciate!

    Thanks alot
     
  2. DaleHarries

    DaleHarries Newbie

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    Hi Cardiff Guy, A Swansea Guy Here!

    From an SEO perspective it's probably better to stick a proper forum like V Bulletin on a sub directory.

    If you have the community like you said you'll be grabbing long tails like no-ones business!!!

    A great example of a forum attached to an already great site is Money Saving Expert, think it runs V Bulletin (Albeit a pretty tricked out custom version)