Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Mysio123, Oct 3, 2017.
What is a suitable strategy for a niche forum where users are creating threads and contents.
Start with this
- If the content on a sub-domain is on a different web-server and IP address, it’s a good idea to register the sub-domain in your Google Webmaster Tools account. This way, Google knows that the website and forum are one and the same and you’ll get SEO juice for inbound links to the forum.
- Create a sitemap.
- Each new discussion is going to have a unique URL.
- Decide whether or not you want to use the www. in your URLs.
- Run a link checker and clean up any problems it finds.
- Watch page loading speed
It's one of the easiet cms to rank. All you need is content. Above post #2 gave really value.
HQ content related in your topic
High quality content and good user engagement would definitely be a huge bonus to that forum. Also, forums that are well moderated would also be seen as a huge bonus, as it will not contain spammy links and content, as they are moderated. It appears, somehow Google knows the engagement level for your site, in which they may use as a yardstick when ranking sites.
Engaging and good quality content would be a great option for a forum. For building forum threads, present something unique, informative and don’t forget to include an interesting title.
Content, content, content. And prevent the spammers from dropping too many shitty links into your forum.
Content of good quality and regular updates.
Content of good quality and publish daily basis get real traffic.
+1 for content. Perhaps some internal linking as well to direct the SEO juice
Plus the links should look like this: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/seo-strategy-for-a-forum.976972/ and not like https://www.blackhatworld.com/976972/
That would give a good boost.
Content... Content.. Content.... Content only gemstone for current strategy.
If it's the members / users creating the content, the quality will vary greatly. You'll just have to watch out for link stuffing.
As you may have seen, best advice from anyone would be to invest in content.
I'm sure you spent your fair share of time on other forums that are doing great, so you can go ahead and learn from those. Most of the good ones have sticky threads dedicated to broad discussions which usually generate alot of replies and good advices that lead to a great content. For example, I was surfing a forum regarding home heating and the said forum had a 800 page sticky thread with LOADS of information for the new minds. Start with that.
Also as one other member above suggested, you really need a few good moderators that spend their time checking most of the replies.
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