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  • My VB question..

    I've contemplated buying VB so many times its un-believable but I can never find a means to justify buying it when the forums that I've been promoting for 5 months have moved no where...

    So, here is my question.

    Is Vbulletin more SEO friendly then other forum software on the market? I've used Phpbb and am currently using mybb.

    Sifting through some of the top sites on google I would say that a very very large portion of them are using VBulletin so I just wonder if the software happens to be more friendly SEO wise.

    Countless hours of promoting and it just doesn't seem worth it to purchase this for something that will never take off.

    Thanks for the feedback guys! Come sign up!

  • #2
    vBulletin4 comes with some SEO friendly features out of the box - additionally there is VERY strong support by third party developers who offer very comprehensive and proven "products".
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    • #3
      Would you recommend starting a forum with VB or building it up from free software? Come sign up!


      • #4
        Originally posted by excessive34 View Post
        Would you recommend starting a forum with VB or building it up from free software?
        IMHO - from people I've helped in the past, that had started from other forum packages, it was sometimes difficult to convert everything perfectly [to vBulletin]. vBulletin has a relatively robust import tool for the majority of free and other 'paid' scripts out there. However, I still believe if you want to use vBulletin in the long run, it would be better to start from the ground up with it.

        I can tell you from experience that another risk you have is alienating users that were 'used' to the first software package. Example: Starting out with phpBB and then converting to vBulletin or something else after a year or two, can upset users. There's a lot of variables in play, so it's hard to draw a hard line one way or the other.

        Either way, you as a forum owner need to develop some type of business plan or marketing plan to attract users to your forum. It takes a LOT of work to bring people to a new forum and even more work to keep them there.
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