The Upcoming Google Algorithm and your Forum!

Shawn G

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Jul 20, 2011
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The Upcoming Google Algorithm and your Forum!

The Upcoming Google Algorithm and your Forum!

I get a subscription to a website magazine and I read a lot of SEO and marketing related articles on it. They give me ideas for forum articles because while the articles in the magazine are for all sorts of websites, I can write my own in relation to them except optimize them for the forum owner market. This particular article is about how Google is changing their algorithm and how forum owners should respond to it.

Content is really going to be KING!

Most of the old SEO tip articles and blogs tell you that it's all about content however, they also tell you to use rich content keywords in header tags such as H1, H2 and H3. This was because of the Google Spider, when indexing your forums, it really loved to crawl on the header tags and that is why it was important to make sure you have keyword content rich header tags.

With the upcoming algorithm changes, Google will be crawling on header tags a lot less and focusing more on the page's main content. So with a forum that will likely be the topic and the posts. Now as many say, forum SEO is quite a myth, they are right. It's very difficult to have forum SEO but that doesn't mean you should give up. You yourself can achieve some of the forum SEO and rankings simply by making sure there is a constant flow of content on your forum. To do this, simply post a lot.

Another Admin Forum is a bit over 5 months old and is nearing 15,000 posts. I have posted quite a few of the topics on this forum. I did it using a special system that I use to launch forums. I posted 5 to 10 topics (new topics) each day I visited the forum in each main niche section. I did this constantly for about 2 months and as result, I gave this forum thousands and thousands on new topics. This sort of system is something the new Google algorithm would absolutely love. Content is important and you will need to keep dishing it out if you really want your forum to get anywhere on the World Wide Web.

Link Building will be Important

So at one time, building links for your forum was as easy as just getting a link posted on a directory or forum signature. This will not be the case anymore, now Google will focus on how relevant the back link is to the website it is on. But that is not it, it will also look as to how they back link is displayed in search engines and that will determine the ranking as well.

Fair Results Page

Google is now also indicating that it will not be showing so many results...

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Nice article.
I have to agree with "Fair Results Page". Although it may hurt larger websites it will give searches a wider choice, which should benefit them, and forum owners!


Dec 12, 2011
That's a very good written article, i believe that this is good and bad news for all the website whoever will suffering through this new update by Google.


Sep 22, 2017
Were you reading a different article to me, then? Content being most important is by far the best thing for forums, because they're all about the content.