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How Is Labrocca So Successful With Websites?
#11
(Aug 07, 2009, 09:39 PM)StitchRokcs Wrote: Self-sufficient is something I am trying to achieve my major weak point is Graphics, I can't for the life of me make an award or a header.

I guess I also need to learn and know more about SEO's and get PR.

You can find plenty of free graphics databases on the Internet. SEO is not something you really need to worry about with forums, it generally comes naturally.
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#12
Quote:SEO is not something you really need to worry about with forums, it generally comes naturally.

Oh? And what's your biggest success as a forum? I never trust anyone talking SEO unless they can show me success. A lot of people think they know something when in fact they don't.
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#13
SEO is a great detail to have a great forum!
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(Aug 07, 2009, 11:50 PM)labrocca Wrote:
Quote:SEO is not something you really need to worry about with forums, it generally comes naturally.

Oh? And what's your biggest success as a forum? I never trust anyone talking SEO unless they can show me success. A lot of people think they know something when in fact they don't.
Well I just don't feel that it's too big of an issue. All you need to do is add META tags (not even that important) and add some text into your titles.

What else could you possibly do? Forums are natural sitemaps, and don't need the extravagant measures taken by owners of blogs and normal websites. It would take an extremely long time to make a theme that uses standard header tags too, if that's another thing, and I have yet to see any forums use anything past H1.

People say you need rewritten URLs, but once your forum reaches a certain age/popularity, it doesn't really matter - it will still get ranked well for keywords (DigitalPoint and your own HackForums are an example).

I would say that you could link build to help build your ranks in the search engines, but if your topic is original that is not always necessary. Either way, you already said that it is "a waste of time. At best place your link in a signature that's semi-related and allowed."
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#15
I have a ton of custom template adjustments at Hack Forums. There is a reason why I rank top in search engines for a large number of keywords (124,328 in analytics).

How the search engines view your site is ultra important imho.

I don't really put a lot of effort into URL's because rewrites tend to be sloppy. I prefer the most basic. Search engines have zero problems understanding dynamic content.

One of the greatest plugins I have for SEO is Canonical. You also should add nofollow tags to as many links as possible that you don't want followed or indexed. I have nofollow tags on all signatures at HF to reduce the outbound links.

One day I hope to make a MyBB template that's a total SEO based one. Where all the nooks and crannies of SEO are dealt with. The default template has a ton of problems that should be addressed. Unfortunately MyBB doesn't take it seriously.
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#17
All this is great info I was wondering myself. Thanks for the replies labrocca*
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#18
Labrocca gets a knife and threatens everybody to post or else he will rip their undies off :3
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#19
Tell us the SEO and google page rank secret
my website have 0 and yes i mean ZERO
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#20
Most success can't be summed up in a single post. It's the culmination of experience, work, and luck.
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