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Now what would be the pro's and con's to set up the forum as an own subdomain
or just in a subdirectory to the main page
Would external incoming links to the forum help the ranking of the main page equally in both cases, or not?
Any thoughts on this would be highly appreciated.
Thanks and regards,
Looking specifically at Google, a subdomain will be a different site, and hence will have its own PR rather than being part of a single site's integrated PR structure.
Overall, I don't think a forum is a substantially different situation than another topic. However, if a forum is successful, it may end up dwarfing the rest of the site in size and traffic.
Thanks again and regards,
than if the forum is located at
it is specific to your own website if you want all traffic entering the site via the homepage mayb because of statistics or because adverts are based around the homepage rather than forum
personaly i feel that
looks much more professional and takes people to exactly where they want to go