OK, so after noticing that my popular forum built on the SMF platform does not rank for any keywords, I did some searching and site: commands and found that it is all supplemental! Even the main page is supplemental results, and the Pagerank bar is grayed out. I had the forum created as a subdomain of a main site, which is a blog and the main site ranks incredibly well and is totally original content (blog) and a GREAT resource.
What recommendations do you have to pull this incredibly relevant and valuable forum from out of the wasteland of supplementals?
[edited by: tedster at 1:50 am (utc) on May 2, 2007] [edit reason] edited for clarity [/edit]
There are many factors that can cause forums to have troubles. I'd suggest checking out these two threads about two other forum platforms. They may be different software -- but the basic issues are very likely the same.