I have several articles I want to write, to optimize for for certain keywords relevant to my site's niche. While still in development, one option is to have both a Word Press site and a forum both, with the forum behind a single button on the site's home page. The problem is that I want to do the articles now, but I am concerned that articles posted on a forum will not get the same level of juice from Google as they would if they were posted on a Word Press site. I have no real reason to think this, except for the probably wrong notion that Google doesn't treat original content on a forum the same as it would on a Word Press site, because forum text is just a bunch of people talking, and articles are more "official", if that makes sense. I mentioned this theory to a "forum person" who said that my thinking was wrong, and that Google sees no difference between a 500 word article "How to Bake Cookies" on a Word Press site and the exact same 500 word article posted as a forum post. But then he was a "forum person" and not an SEO person, and the whole purpose of the articles is to create juice in order to get the site ranked well so I can make some money. Besides that, the forum person said something off-the-wall about not installing Google Analytics because it would violate my forum visitor's privacy (as if I had some kind of obligation to watch out of other people's privacy from Google). It felt a little tie-dye shirt, love beads, John Lennon spectacles and tin-foil hat-like to me. IM people have their own special issues, but one thing they are clear on is the ca$hola, so that's why I'm asking you-all. So that's the question. Do I post my articles now on the forum that's already working, or do I hold off until I get the Word Press site set-up and post them there?