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SEO Forum Discussions that Need to Die.

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by WebMeUp, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    I guess everyone who runs/is an active member on SEO forums bumped into repeating threads about some basic SEO questions. No matter how many times you may discuss the same old topics, they will pop back here and there with almost regular periodicity (no offenses implied :) ).

    We have analyzed some big SEO forums (including our own) and made a shortlist of the most annoying discussion topics:

    Is SEO dead?
    Is PR dead?
    Look! Google updated PR!
    What is blackhat and whitehat SEO?
    What is link building?
    Is link building dead?
    "How does [name] Google Update changed your SEO" (posted 5 Seconds after it is announced)
    My website my.site.com dropped in SERP. What did I do wrong?


    And what are the topics that annoy you?

    Also, if you moderate an SEO forum, what do you do to prevent these topics from emerging?
     
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  2. AmateRasu

    AmateRasu Power Member

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    i think you can block those words or just hire a mod
     
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  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    The threads that annoy me are threads complaining about other threads. Especially when nothing can be done to stop them.

    Just deal with it.
     
  4. ryanhackmachine

    ryanhackmachine Regular Member

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    [h=2]1. SEO Forum Discussions that Need to Die.[/h]
     
  5. Cryptocurrency

    Cryptocurrency Registered Member

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    These topics can get annoying:
    "how i make backlink to my web-site for improve SEO?"
    "what best method for guess post?"
    "[tutorail] earn $1 per week with Adsense"
     
  6. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    We all know that you wanted a sneaky backlink.
     
  7. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    Guys, sorry but I don't think that deleting those topics or ignoring them would be the best solution. (that will either make a forum a spammy place or offend people who truly need help).

    The main reason why I started this thread is that I want to understand how to organize forum discussions the most efficient way.

    Perhaps it's a good idea to make a special forum departments for topics I have mentioned, or a special learning center for those who want to master SEO. What do you think?
     
  8. smartalex

    smartalex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just learn to bypass that, stop complaining. I am sure it'll help more than posting a thread like this.
     
  9. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    @http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/members/249320-pxoxrxn.html that was one of my points, but not the main one :p
     
  10. Methuselah

    Methuselah Regular Member

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    Well, those threads will crop up everywhere since it is usually new members who are posting them. The best option I think would be to just to link to threads where the topics have already been discussed. There really isn't much you can do about new users posting to find information.
     
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  11. tahworld

    tahworld Regular Member

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    1. People complaining, about anything, mostly other users. (have some respect for others)
    2. People giving others a hard time for asking a simple question. (we all had to start somewhere)
    3. People telling noobs: "Use the search function". (why bother saying that, if you're not going to help them?)

    Just be more welcoming to people.
    Sometimes people already tried difference resources to learn, they just want to talk to others about it, because they learn better that way.
     
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  12. Groen

    Groen Regular Member

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    Come on.. It really is annoying to help someone when they don't even try to help themself in the first place when the option is available to them and doesn't take more than a few seconds? I too think you would become quite annoyed by questions like "what is a backlink?", if you had to answer that for the 20th time, when one can very easily search for the answer.

    On topic, I do agree that not much can be done about it.. maybe have a thread with all the basic information as a sticky and point new people to that thread.
     
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  13. RushingWind

    RushingWind Elite Member

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    You are not allowed to advertise another forum especially a SEO forum.