KevC wrote:The search engines are far more clever than people give them credit for.
Content is the main one. Get new, regular, relevant content and that accounts for most of your ranking.
That's true new, regular, relevant content is important. But to get this you have to be found by people who are interested to write new topics. So the ranking in search engines is the mayor problem. And unfortunately Google and other se dont give much importance to forums in general.
I'm not so sure that phpBB is really "SEO-friendly"
My experience is (have 1 self developed site & 1 WP-blog & 1 phpbb forum with almost the same target)
And new pages/treats appear in general in Google
- self developed site after : 1-3 days !
- WP-blog : 1hour to 2 days !
- phpbb forum : not before 3 days up to 2 weeks !
so I'm asking myself questions