A jumpstart basic SEO guide for new forum owners.

By Shawn G · Sep 9, 2011 ·
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    A jumpstart basic SEO guide for new forum owners.

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  2. Rude

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    Thanks for posting.
     
  3. Shawn G

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    You are welcome, thanks for commenting :)
     
  4. diego82

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    a very useful guide. Thanks! :)
     
  5. Shawn G

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    Thanks again :)
     
  6. izzypopa

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    I do sometimes hide content from guests, but its only downloadable content and links that i hide, is this still bad for my seo? all other info is present, just not attachments and links to downloads.
     
  7. Shawn G

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    Actually hiding links can be good for your SEO. If the links are external links and set to dofollow and you hide them from guests, then that means the bot will stay on your site. If you didn't hide the link from guests or set it as nofollow, then the bot will go from your site to that link and start indexing them :)

    That is why I make most of my forums nofollow. I allow dofollow on this one and a few others, though.
     
  8. ThisOldMan

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    This needs some time to digest. One stupid question. Can you explain that part about do follow and no follow again? What happens when the link is do follow? What happens when the link is no follow? Thank you.
     
  9. Anonchair

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    Sums up the differences between no follow and do follow pretty well. I've never really taken part in link exchanges, so I didn't know much about the two.
     
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