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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2011, 10:20:40 AM »
Not at all; just covering all the bases, you know? I don't generally mind people reusing my work provided there is attribution and that people don't expect me to deal with matters that arise out of things I had nothing to do with.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2011, 10:23:33 AM »
Of course. I actually find that my post are stolen as flattering, it means someone actually reads my blog from time to time :P

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2011, 10:25:29 AM »
Of course. I actually find that my post are stolen as flattering, it means someone actually reads my blog from time to time :P

Other than a few good friends, no-one reads my blog other than spammers :P
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2011, 10:27:33 AM »
Of course. I actually find that my post are stolen as flattering, it means someone actually reads my blog from time to time :P
Other than a few good friends, no-one reads my blog other than spammers :P
I actually accept spam to made my forum has a little more of movement :P

Gotta love spammers :P

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2011, 12:04:20 PM »
I am not agree with your #4 point (4. Pretty URLs doesn't help ). I think they help a lot.
And honestly, a forum needs members and new posts and if a forum webmaster has it, he can ignore about the situation of his forum on search engines.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2011, 02:00:01 PM »
you can disagree all you want, just like I can call the sky green... doesn't make it true.

Pretty URLs make no difference to search engines, plain and simple.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2011, 05:37:14 PM »
Based on all the random short replies of licora, I'm guessing it's a spammer/spambot.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2011, 01:02:08 AM »
SEO is pointless really for forums, the SEO benefits come from the user generated content the forum environment gives.

Now- actual content in say a CMS environment then that's a different issue. I have seen sub-domains ranking on the top for competitive keywords terms. So user friendly urls are vast becoming less and less important. I have also ranked above sites with forum topics using the out of the box SMF format.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 02:04:40 AM »
Based on all the random short replies of licora, I'm guessing it's a spammer/spambot.
You are wrong. I am not a spammer or spambot. How did you find it?

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #29 on: April 05, 2011, 12:02:59 AM »
Different people have different opinion about this.Some people say that this is useless but some are very optimistic.So that is depend on you that how you believe. 

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #30 on: April 05, 2011, 12:06:46 AM »
Actually, no...  It is not a matter of belief. SEO is fairl well documented exactly as arantor points out
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« Reply #31 on: April 05, 2011, 06:17:20 AM »
As everyone seems to be using it, why would one site get any more out of it than anyone else?

To use Google as an example, they say that the site gets a higher ranking from the number of people who click the links.

The more clicks it gets, the higher up the page it goes.

BUT... If some company offers Google a few quid/bucks to put their site higher up the page, do you think Google would turn that offer down?

I think not.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #32 on: April 05, 2011, 07:14:03 AM »
Actually, k@, I think they would refuse... Because reputation is everything to a company like google, and if it ever got out thatbthey had accepted money for ranking, they would be finished
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2011, 07:35:24 AM »
Actually, k@, I think they would refuse... Because reputation is everything to a company like google, and if it ever got out thatbthey had accepted money for ranking, they would be finished
Actually, I do believe Google used to do that. ;) They were "sponsored results"....
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2011, 08:27:01 AM »
Actually, Google still does that

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2011, 08:43:28 AM »
No I don't believe it does, these days they are actual ads separated from the search result.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2011, 09:35:14 AM »
Try pausing adblock :P

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2011, 03:55:03 PM »
They didn't let their reputation stand between them and people's privacy, either.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2011, 10:21:20 AM »
Just for kicks, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/19/utter_non_it_angle_rubbish_but_hey_the_readers_love_this_crap/ (there are a few naughty words in the article)

Let me explain what the article glosses over: a major newspaper here in the UK uses pretty URLs for its site (not a forum, but the principle) on the view of boosting SEO - but as they now discover, just having the number is enough and everything else is fluff - so if you use pretty URLs yourself, you're equally susceptible to being spoofed like this - the consequence of which is that you can have all kinds of dodgy terms linking to your site and not even realising it.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #39 on: April 19, 2011, 10:29:21 AM »
There was a similar case in the news here some year or two ago, where one of the major newspapers' netsite had a "vulnerability" where you could actually make the page title say whatever you wanted. It picked up the title from the text part  of the URL and the contents from the number in the end of it.
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