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Post an Original Content Article: WP Blog vs. Forum, Which Gets More Juice?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by B. Friendly, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    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?
     
  2. blognetworkservices

    blognetworkservices Regular Member

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    I recommend you to wait for wordpress site.....You will get link juice more in wordpress site.....
     
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  3. johandr

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    It doesnt matter much in my opinion, as long as you optimize the forum thread as properly as you would with an article page. A bonus you get from posting it on your forum is that your members can discuss it which leads to more content on your site. People on forums will post a reaction faster then if they'd visit your blog
     
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  4. WeavingThoughts

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    Forum hands down if it is popular. But how will you monetize a forum post? :)
     
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  5. Winston_Smith

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    I would think an active forum has a better, and quicker chance of success. Note the word 'active'.
     
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  6. Librish

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    Can you tell which forum you're thinking of?
     
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  7. B. Friendly

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    I would LOVE to post a backlink to my new forum on BHW, but I think that would get me into trouble. If you really want to know, find me on Skype (b.friendly1)and I'll send you a link.