Our web designer did the redirection to make the forum more accessible but to keep it within the i-frame for aesthetic reasons and, I suppose, one question I do have is whether this has helped our cause or if it is frowned upon by search engines.
I will definitely look in the "Link Development" forum to get some insight into what we should be doing - thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
As far as our forum goes, it is there for a couple of reasons. The first is for it to be a place where our members can discuss, debate and introduce themselves, and is there to be a networking tool. The second is to create interest in what we are doing - we understand that any web site is found by a number of different means and this (we assumed) was one of them.
My question about using the Snitz forum would be whether it is a good one to use. We chose it because, working to a tight budget, it was free and therefore appealing and, of course, it was written in the same language as our site - asp. This may have been misguided, I have read some comments about the Snitz Forum that could be more complimentary saying it is quite old fashioned and wondered whether there was a newer version or a more up to date forum that we could use.
Thanks Again and any further information will be gratefully appreciated.
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 9:24 am (utc) on Oct. 15, 2008]
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