I have a Wordpress Site that's not been updated since March 2014, but it's still ranking on the first 3 Google results pages for several (roughly 220) keywords. I recently had an idea to use forums as my primary source of distributing information, as well as having an active community that also contributes, rather than exclusively through me, via blogposts. I'd like to focus my efforts on either blogging OR forum posting, but not both. I simply don't have time for it. I'm torn with a decision I must make. First, allow me to provide you with my options... Option 1: I could keep WP site, purchase and allow WP Robot to post for me, and every so often, I'd add my own post, while keeping the forum maintained. Option 2: Ditch the WP site, and have my domain's index open straight to the forum, which I will grow. However, all my content and link-building will be all for naught. Plus, I'd imagine the search engines will not like a crapload of dead links, and so I expect to be punished for it, in the short-term.. Option 3: Forget about the forum idea, and just get back to working on my WP site. I believe Option 1 will allow me to grow my list at a somewhat rapid pace, as more and more people learn about my forum. So back to my question... How much of a SERP Penalty would I face if I decide to go with Option 2? What do you guys think?