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Pre Buy Questions: Moving from Simple MAchines

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  • Pre Buy Questions: Moving from Simple MAchines

    A few quick questions.

    1. How does Vbulletin's speed compare to Simple Machine Forums? we are already on a Vbulletin host at URLJet. We use the 1st option

    2. Will migrating from SMF to Vbulletin hurt our organic rankings?

    3. Is VBSEO a must have?

    4. Will my members have to reregister after migration from SMF to Vbulletin?

    Our plan is to install Vbulletin on a subdirectory and get all the changes made, then put it on the root and migrate SMF over. Will Vbulletin get all our old posts from our current forum?


    Last edited by Onalas1; Wed 20 Mar '13, 8:43am.

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    A1. The speed varies on the hardware and traffic.

    A2. Yes. Any link strategy change will cause problems with organic linking.

    A3. No, however if you want to try and mimic your SMF links, it is probably the best option.

    A4. No. Their accounts will be migrated. They will probably have to reset their passwords though.


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