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    How is SEO Chat So Powerful?


    I'm sure many of you have experienced this: If you post your keyword on seo chat, these forum pages will often be ranked very highly in Google, within days.

    What puzzles me is that these low PR forum pages are regularly beating high PR pages for these keywords. This occurs even for keywords that are not on the theme of SEO Chat.

    I'm starting to think that Google is ranking SEO Chat based upon the authority of the domain itself, versus valuing individual pages based on PR. This could be an explanation of how very small PR pages can trounce larger PR pages.

    If this is the case, the SEO Chat domain has a HUGE authority ranking. We would all do very well to learn how to become an authority domain. Its seems as if this domain is trusted by Google.

    What could contribute to such an authority ranking? Having a DMOZ (or several) and Yahoo listing together? Having extremely fresh content, on a sitewide basis (due to the forums, and the many articles on the homepage)? Having an enormous number of content pages? Being a certain number of years old?

    Please, everyone share your views!
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    SEOCHAT is definitely an authority site on SEO. It's ranked #1 for very competitive SEO.
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    For all of those reasons, I'm sure, plus being a part of a much larger network of sites, as well as having a nice amount of sites linking to it. And who knows, maybe a little magic thrown in for good measure.
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    Its no doubt THE authority site on SEO, but what I'm interested in is how it ranks so well for any keyword mentioned once on a mere forum thread. Even more so, how it ranks for non-SEO related keywords.
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    I've experienced this in spades - check out http://forums.seochat.com/t14657/s.html - it's from a while ago, but still true today...
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    I'm sure it takes a lot of hard work to bring the forum to where it is today!
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    Yeh for Sure
    I think this backs up my thoughts that PR is not that important, sure it is still a factor but not as big an issue as it used to be.
    I think the reason it does so well even with no threads is the fact that it is linked to by so much relevant content and is totaly on theme with SEO so is obviously far more relevant than a couple of pages about SEO.

    Stands to reason with me.
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    This type of forums are authority sites, not only seochat, but several 'big' forum thread come with early results of most theme realted keywords.
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    I'm just glad I found it. I have learnt lots of great info during my short time here
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    seochat.com has a PR of 8, there for it ranks very high.
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    Last time I checked it had a 7 Nintendo....
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    Originally Posted by jfontestad
    Last time I checked it had a 7 Nintendo....
    Probably you mean forum.seochat.com, not main page which still showing PR8

    Edit: has = showing (sorry my bad eng.)
    Last edited by grin; Oct 15th, 2004 at 02:56 PM.
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    I show PR8 as well for main page of seo chat.

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