Migrating forum threads to a blog

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  1. SirLouen

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    For some reason, I've never read about the "crawl budget" until last week. The thing is that I was suspecting of that thing because I have a big forum and some strange situations were happening related to SEO (i'm not optimising that much, but sometimes a take a look)

    The thing is that now, that I'm conscious of this situation, I think that maintaining good content into the forum is a shit idea, and I'm thinking on restructuring the site in one of two ways:

    1. Creating a home SILO'd style, with the best content and maybe 301 redirects from forum URLs to new main site URLs

    2. Creating a new site with a new domain, migrating content threads to new pages and URLs and 301 redirects from forum's URL to new site URLs.

    The problem I find in number 1, is that the site is entirely designed as a forum, exactly the same as BHW. And I prefer to keep it that way. I like that people find a forum when they join the home because that is the spirit of that site (and is also called "-topic-forum.com")
    So this is why I'm thinking that number 2 is a better idea because I can keep them separately

    Obviously, I believe that great content that currently has a good positioning for certain keywords is going to be severely damaged by migration to a new domain. So this is the only drawback that is holding me from doing this immediately.

    Any suggestions to optimise the result of this task?