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Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cobo1981, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. cobo1981

    cobo1981 Junior Member

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    Well maybe not that new, people are probably using this but it seams that it should be completely legitimate.
    So if you have a forum you can simple open up a new board, restrict it from everyone and just paste a bunch of articles that are associated with your keywords.

    Anyone wanna comment?
     
  2. tomren

    tomren Newbie

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    It seems like a lot of work for something that sounds like a blog.
    Would your idea get a higher ranking in the search engines then
    a blog?

    tomren
     
  3. Ruck

    Ruck Guest

    LOL....

    Wordpress will complete this idea.

    Why have a forum that nobody can join?
    They are kinda meant for social interaction right?

    If your looking at it from an SEO standpoint then I can
    see what your saying, but blogging is just as or maybe
    even more effective. In this instance since there would be no
    social interaction regarding the content, I do not see how it would
    sustain from becoming somewhat static. Maybe not totally, but definetly
    more likely since there is no automatic way to update the content
    already posted.

    End Result. More work than you probably want to deal with.
     
  4. brittany46

    brittany46 Junior Member

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    People do it. Set it up, scrape other places for post, plaster your own links all over. I think it was recently mentioned on syndk8.
     
  5. cobo1981

    cobo1981 Junior Member

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    No, what I was saying, I already have a forum but if I was to set up a page and fill it up with articles and such would it work?
     
  6. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    If the thread or forum is inaccessible, what's the point? It won't get spidered. You can't sell anything on it. No one but you will see ads.

    For this purpose, try a Squidoo lens, a Hubpage or a blog. Much easier to optimise.

    Cheers,
    Sine
     
  7. cobo1981

    cobo1981 Junior Member

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    Ok I was not talking about ads, Im talking about keywords. I would make a board, place a bunch of articles on it that include keywords. That way I would get better search results, no?
     
  8. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    If the forum is inaccessible--as you described above--the spiders won't come. If the spiders don't come, you won't get indexed. If you don't get indexed, you are invisible. In other words, NO SEARCH RESULTS. None. Zilch. Nada.

    I hope I'm making some sense here. It seems that you don't quite get how the SE's operate at the most basic level. Do some research on basic SEO.

    Cheers,
    Sine
     
  9. cobo1981

    cobo1981 Junior Member

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    well lets say its not accessible to the people that do not have certain amount of posts, like in here, you cant download something unless you have 15 posts. I can see the board because I am admin, and others can see the board if they have 5000 posts or so. Is that any different?
     
  10. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Cobo,
    If you're looking into SEO--in otherwords getting better positions on SERPs--no. If spiders cannot crawl your restricted page, the page can't be ranked or indexed.

    How is the Google Spider going to qualify for 15 posts to access your content? Anything restricted with authentication or post count will not be exposed to SE's. Only publicly-accessible pages and content have legs in the SE's.

    All that said, there may be good ways to break the "rules", but unless you understand the most basic tenets of SEO practices how can you expect to know enough to exploit them?

    For now, there's no reason to make this more complicated than it is. If you want to post content and get indexed with it, create simple blog or content site.

    I know this isn't what you wanted to hear.

    Hope this helps,
    Sine
     
  11. cobo1981

    cobo1981 Junior Member

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    No, thats exactly what I wanted to hear. I need to know if it works or not and now that I know that it does not I will not use it :)
    Thanks for the tip.
     
  12. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Anytime Cobo.
    I just didn't want to see you spinning your wheels needlessly.

    Best,
    Sine

    Edit: I'm certainly not the greatest SEO authority, just an experienced and bruised practitioner:)
     
  13. gts6

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    what cobo is saying would work if it were cloaked, so the search engines can spider it, but have it cloaked so if any human visitor come to it, it will redirect them somewhere else, like one of your affiliate pages or one of your adsense pages. this is how i work it work it, though i use it on blogs, not on forums. as others have said, its no different than using a blog instead of a forum, and the blog is easier to manage. and they will also probably get indexed easier to boot.
     
  14. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Good advice gts. Thanks.

    Seven