How hard to Create a Forum in your website?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Dal123, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Dal123 macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

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    Regulars on here will know I'm building my first website :eek: and firstly was creating it in Dreamweaver Design view :D. Have now been studying code and now hand coding it :eek:. All going slowly but learning loads and very interesting!
    After reading a post yesterday on search engine optimization, and creating something unique which I think is needed I have realised that the construction game I am in is a little specialised and close-knit community (in a way). I am considering placing a forum in my website!
    However I am deterring from my original plan of a basic website, however I need my site to rank high on google to generate business! What I was thinking also maybe to generate links I could approach some distributors of specialist merchandise (which is a little hard to come by), in return they could link to me (I know this is just dreaming but it might happen :eek:)
    Now the forum on this site is the best constructed forum I have ever posted on! If you perfrorm google searches you'll also find that subjects posted on this forum come up in the first couple of pages of google! How hard is it to construct a forum?:confused:
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    It's not hard to make the forum, you need forum software, like phpBB or vBulletin, and a SQL database on your site.

    The hard part is getting traffic to the forum.
     
  3. Dal123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Dal123

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    That sounds hard!
    Also, I want my searches to relate to staircases and not to people looking for a job in the industry! Do you think I could be deterring from my original clientele?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    If you want the discussions to stay on topic, you'll need admins and moderators to keep out the spam and enforce the rules.
     

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