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Thinking of an SEO related website - Would you use it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by pxoxrxn, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    I was thinking about making a stackoverflow type website for quick SEO Q&A. I know BHW is an awesome platform for this, but in amounst all the good information there is allot of backstreet boys videos and threads about selling stuff. The Q&A website would have nothing like that, just questions and answers. I was thinking about different ways to monetize and that and I think I thought of something pretty cool which I don't want to share. Any who, would you use a website like that? By use, I mean go through and answer people's questions.
     
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    I wouldn't.

    Ask a question about SEO and you'll get every answer you can imagine, and people will vote for every single one. I've seen people disagreeing and arguing on forums against the right answer(not necessarily about SEO or IM) while parroting one another on what sounds correct.

    The way one person conducts a rank-bank site can succeed while the way another does will not, but then you'll see a consensus emerge that rank-bank doesn't work. Same thing with spun content. Same thing with duplicate content. Same thing with certain links. Same thing with the amount and speed of linking.

    For SEO I'll stick to discussing with people in the industry and reading about case studies and testing things myself.

    Things many don't realize, and I'm not sure why, is what works for one person may not work for another, because unless you know exactly the way that person is doing things, you won't be able to replicate it even if you have the same links or quality of content or software or whatever.
     
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  3. stranger

    stranger Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I think Moz have something like this already - though it's not exactly busy.

    It's a nice idea though, not sure if I would go through other peoples questions. If there was some sort or a rating system implemented that filtered how important/useful questions were that could be interesting. I would probably use it for asking questions assuming you had a quick reply. Though, that said you'd probably have an abundance of different answers.
     
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    Hi Dude,

    Its a pretty good old idea. There are hundreds of forums already but it lacks with right information. The best thing would be that your site should answer most of the questions which people were searching now. Once they found what they are looking in then they will start to post questions and it will grow on. Ideal task is that you must be capable of answering almost all questions and it should be true from your experiment. All the best. Make sure that your site 'll stand unique.
     
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  5. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    It's hard to jumpstart a community like that.

    Before thinking how to monetize, think how would you get traction and an initial number of users.

    I see nothing wrong with the BHW community that would warrant a new q&a site. I ignore the backstreet boys videos and the selling threads are useful for people.

    SEO is such a volatile industry, that a simple Q&A format is not enough. Usually you need to read different case studies, different opinions, even if they are contradictory, different scenarios, and you still don't reach a black and white answer to a seo question. In that regard, a forum is better suited, more lively, more uptodate.
     
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  6. pxoxrxn

    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Thanks for the replies. I read a Drupal recipe for a Q&A website and kinda wanted to make it. I think a forum is a better medium for SEO because it changes so rapidly.