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Offline Kindred

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #220 on: April 08, 2013, 03:03:45 PM »
Also, you can not, for sure, point to a 1:1 relationship between your activites and the increase in traffic.

users comment to their friends about a neat new forum.
users link to your site on some other site....
you get more users...
search engines found you and have finally finished cataloguing your site (which was only partially catalogued before...)


See... any of the items I listed above can increase your traffic and your ranking without ANY action on your part at all.   So, you really have no idea if your work had any effect or not.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #221 on: July 07, 2013, 03:16:06 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean by on-page, but I've done the following, and it's worked very well...

-Did a proper Keyword analysis and made sure keywords were in board names, board descriptions etc.
-Added the Pretty URL mod
-Added keywords to the <title> tag
-Added <h2> tags all over the place via the php template files (the css means it looks no different!) (H1 doesn't work for SEO these days)
-Made an XML site map and submitted it to google.
-Used the meta tags properly with my keywords.

..and more besides.


Was your site already indexed before adding the Pretty URL mod?

How did that initially change your organic search traffic? Did google take you down a notch first then re-index you?


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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #222 on: October 16, 2013, 10:41:07 PM »
I'd love to know how you would perform SEO on content you don't control.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #223 on: October 16, 2013, 11:45:32 PM »
LOL, that is probably the same spammer that has tried to get into my forum at least 3 times. Since I don't see IPs, I am just guessing. The one I have stopped used the same username and was a chinese IP.  SEO spammers have no clue.  :D

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #224 on: October 17, 2013, 12:07:55 AM »
Definite spammer. Post deleted and spammer post banned
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #225 on: November 28, 2013, 12:12:52 AM »
Most interesting.
This  post was made in 2011---when content was not as important SEO-wise as it is today.
Wonder what this article would be like today.
It's probably still very valid. I am not a forum expert---my two attempts were fail efforts as I got spammed silly and had to disable the forums---but I do have a view on pretty links.
In my opinion, they need not always be for SEO purposes.

At the end of the day, what you put online is for readers. And from that perspective, a pretty link (eg forum.yourdomain.com/I_like_chocolates) sounds much better and is much more informative than (eg forum.yourdomain.com/page_34321).

If I were a reader, I would tend to click link 1 rather than link 2.

Personally, I would say that when you think SEO, you think reader/surfer, search engine in that order. SEO is about techniques to attract the search engines and rank higher. However, it is also about making content attractive and accessible to readers.


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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #226 on: November 28, 2013, 12:14:20 AM »
It's funny, I believe I was making those points when I originally wrote this in 2010 and reposted it here in 2011.
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #227 on: December 10, 2013, 04:53:37 PM »
To: Arantor Beeblebrox the First

I just want to say thanks for the entire enlightening discussion.

I think I will just enjoy my forum and it's members instead of trying to attract the attention of the roving bands of bots.
They'll find me soon enough.

Have a wonderful day.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #228 on: March 16, 2014, 12:48:09 PM »
techniques that worked a few years ago only a few of them work anymore

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #229 on: March 16, 2014, 03:38:24 PM »
Gee...

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #230 on: April 23, 2014, 03:16:32 AM »
The logic which has been given here in support of the statement is really impressive. But still its a truth that SEO is now one of the important way of promotion and doing well for the advertisers and firms.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #231 on: April 23, 2014, 05:01:44 AM »
...and Spamtards. ;)

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #232 on: April 26, 2014, 08:23:26 PM »
How many spammers will actually spell out SEO, as in, will they type out the full words, and not the abbreviation?
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #233 on: May 09, 2014, 04:06:44 PM »
Catching up on reading Coding Confessional this week (and giving out absolution where necessary, for some of these poor benighted people deserve redemption for their transgressions), I came across http://www.codingconfessional.com/comments/Gavk50DwSH13_chPYOGFQQ

Notice the ratio of people absolving (accepting) to condemning (disagreeing) :P
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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #234 on: May 10, 2014, 05:47:31 AM »
I'd add my vote, to that.

SEO=Sucker Every One.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #235 on: May 11, 2014, 08:52:02 PM »
We need a FB like button for that one K@    :D

My old one is SEO= Spam Everyone Online

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #236 on: May 12, 2014, 04:57:26 AM »
Ha!

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #237 on: June 01, 2014, 10:36:42 AM »
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but a good way to get easy money by people who "believes" in SEO magicians...

I agree with you, especially because I good forum do not need SEO. Their own member will be their natural sponsor.

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Re: Forum SEO is a myth
« Reply #239 on: June 02, 2014, 02:35:53 PM »
19 million downloads... That's a LOT of people :o
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