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How to create a Forum?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by thevivek, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. thevivek

    thevivek Newbie

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    Hello guys i want to create a My own Forum, please suggest your idea, how to create a free forum site.
    Thanks in advance.:)
     
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    Tobbe co Junior Member

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  3. Vidyam

    Vidyam Junior Member

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    you can make free forums on some sites that offer them for free, so you can have your subdomain..
    like: magija12.forumer.com or myforum.prophpbb.com almost every one of them runs on phpbb platform... or you can purchase your own domain and instal a phpbb forum script or some other http://www.opensourcecms.com/scripts/show.php?catid=5 but I suggest a phpbb ...
    some hosts have softaculus from where you can choose what forum script you can instal..
     
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  4. SEO Power

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    Get a domain name, buy a web hosting subscription, and Install your forum through the Softaculous or Fantastico installer in your cPanel. Now you have a forum of your own.
     
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  5. Trev80

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    I like the idea of starting a forum, but how do you get enough people using it? It must be very difficult to get it started.
     
  6. seeplusplus

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    I'd say it's the hardest part.

    MyBB is nice to.
     
  7. playerb

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    start off small; with only one category to post in
     
  8. Zombie Pop

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    I own two forum websites that have been online since 2011. I use Invision Power Board.

    To create it, you just install the software, make your categories and forums. Set permissions and all that stuff. Pretty easy.

    Although, I will say I wound up putting the forum on a sub domain and installing wordpress in the root directory for better SEO. It's possible to silo a forum but have more control with wordpress in the front driving traffic through pages with good on page optimization, etc.

    Forums are useful if your niche has some DIY topics (like SEO ;) ), or you have a product to support etc.
     
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  9. Tobbe co

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    Probably not best way to do it. Without any experience at all I'd say it's better to install your forum in a sub folder instead of a sub-domain as the authority doesn't get passed between the two.
    site.com/forum/ instead of forum.site.com
     
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  10. Zombie Pop

    Zombie Pop Regular Member

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    I thought about that. but then I realized that my forums have a HUGE member base with many daily users. Installing it on a sub domain allowed me to laser focus the type of content that google associates my website with, without all the user generated off topic stuff. Panda is a real bitch, and using a subdomain allows that user generated (crappy) content to be treated as a separate site (better SEO).

    The results have been amazing over the last 18 (ish) months. Panda about killed us before that.
     
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  11. ajrules007

    ajrules007 Newbie

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    Really nice to read this thread.....
    I got so many ideas about to create own forum. Thanks for OP.!!!
     
  12. RuthSam

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    You may know it's really hard work to get any traffic to the forum and get it grow. Be prepared to spend at least 3 - 5 hours a day just for the forum to get this work.
     
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    There are scripts that you could use for the same, though I don't think it would be a good idea creating one if you lack experience.
     
  14. Zombie Pop

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    you literally have to build a following. It's about being a brand with a forum, more so than a lot of things. If you can get people to support your brand, your brand ideas, your brand personality, they will do all the work for you, for free. At least thats how mine are now, but it was a lot of work at first. I have 5 admins and 12 moderators that literally do everything for me. They just hit me up on FB for administrative decisions mostly. I might spend 2-3 hours throughout the week dealing with forum issues.
     
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    phpBB is best as free platform.
     
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