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SMF Forum stuck in supplementals

     
11:20 pm on May 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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]

4:08 am on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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.

Vbulletin [webmasterworld.com]
Wordpress [webmasterworld.com]

I have no specific experience with SEO for a SimpleMachineForum - but perhaps someone else does and can offer some details on to look out for.

1:21 pm on May 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I found a post on the SMF boards [simplemachines.org...]

However, there seems to be some debate about whether SMF already has this feature integrated into it as a default.