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SEO a new forum the best way

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Hafnium, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. Hafnium

    Hafnium Newbie

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    Hey Black Hat World,

    I have been lurking for some time now, and trying to get as much knowledge as possible. I think I am starting to get a feeling about all this, and what the different terms are.

    I know how I would SEO a new WordPress, which plugins to use, how to backlink it and how to deal with different stuff.
    I have not however, made any killer-blogs yet, so I am still waiting for that. Just gotta find the right niche first I guess, and find some great content.

    BUT, I have been wondering though, about forums. How would you guys go with a new forum, what Black Hat or White Hat methods would you use?
    Would you blast it (SENuke, Xrumer) etc., get a tons of Twitter fans, would you get a lot of backlinks?
    What tools would you be using for that task?

    Hope you want to share some skills, as I really have no idea how I would SEO any forum.
     
  2. Satan Claus

    Satan Claus Regular Member Premium Member

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    A good start is removing 'fluff'. For example, if you have a 'Offtopic Chat' section, make sure you unlink it for unregistered users and remove it from sitemap/archive. Also automagically no-follow external (non-whitelisted) links.
     
  3. Chrisss

    Chrisss Senior Member

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    What SEO software are you going to use?
     
  4. Hafnium

    Hafnium Newbie

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    Thanks Satan Claus, but why are those off-topic threads (or fluffs) and do-follow links bad for Google? Can the external links harm you if they link to a deindexed site?

    Chrisss, I was kind of hoping someone could help me point out a good forum software to use, wether it's IP.Board, vBulletin, phpBB etc. as I am not familiar with any tools for forums, only blogs.
     
  5. spiider

    spiider Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    just create back links in various site as you do with your other site. you may need to participate in social networking site like digg, Facebook, stumbleupon, twitter etc To drive traffic to your forum .try to make as many friends in those sites and post your invitation over there. this may help you to increase the members in your forum initially.and importnat try to post some valuable/interesting post regularly in your forum so that every visitors who visit your forum show interest to reply your thread and will back again to see how discussion is going on.
     
  6. kabirsharma

    kabirsharma Newbie

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    I have also launch a new forum for SEO http://weblinks.co.in
     
  7. SyZygy

    SyZygy Senior Member

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    It's same as with web sites (ok, not THE same but almost), here is a stupid example:

    If your forum name is "blackhatforum.com"
    Promote the keyword "black hat forum"

    If your topic is about keywords and the link to it is blackhatforum.com/keywords
    Promote the keyword "keywords"

    So, find a good niche, make a forum about it, make some registered members and post good content.

    After you have the good content SEO it and the new users will come all by them self.

    If you know how to seo a wordpress blog you know how to SEO a forum post.


    And once more - watch out for good content.