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    Will a Forum Help Boost SEO?

    I am wondering whether opening a forum could be a good move for your SEOs efforts.

    Some people go for the private FB group, and I'm wondering which one I should go for.

    Assuming that a forum is successful, more people would come back and would spend longer on your website.

    Or do you think Google might discount that data when it perceives the users are spending time on the forum and/or coming back to check the forum only?
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    A forum can help a site provided it's used and set up correctly. Users will add content for free, but you have to keep it spam free. Which can be a problem if you don't know what your doing and if you don't it could hurt your site.

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    Optimizing the forum to improve your overall SEO efforts is accomplished through a multi-pronged strategy. The first and most important is good content in the forum. Good, high quality content on forums, message boards and the website itself are mandatory to attract and retain internet traffic and convert them to buyers or readers
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    Depends on your industry. In general, I think forums are a thing of the past. Only experts participate in forms, social media is where it's at these days.But my limited experience managing forums for businesses, it often causes more troubles than benefits.

    Nevertheless, you should try it and see if it does add any value.
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