Optimizing Your Community Forum SEO: Q&A

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Jul 2, 2020 9:45:00 AM

4 minute read

So—you want to make the most of your community forum SEO to increase your visibility and drive more traffic?

Smart move!

At Vanilla, we know the ins-and-outs of forums, and we also know how to apply SEO specifics to your forum for prime optimization. As a result, we've got the answers you're looking for. Here are some commonly asked questions regarding forum SEO.

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Topics: Community, Search Engine Optimization

Increase Traffic to Your Community Forum with These SEO Tips

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on May 13, 2020 9:30:00 AM

5 minute read

When you think of search engine optimization (SEO), chances are that your mind automatically thinks about tactics to increase the rank of your website and web pages. What you might not think of, however, is applying these practices to your community forum. 

Yes, SEO tactics can also be applied to your forum and increase traffic just like any other web page. This blog will give you some of the best tips when applying SEO to forums. 

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Topics: Community, Marketing, Search Engine Optimization

Why Content Maintenance is Important

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Mar 10, 2020 11:45:00 AM

6 minute read

The business and technology world moves fast. Technologies and tools get outdated quickly and are constantly being replaced by superior alternatives. Do you remember those video cassettes, or those 3 ½ floppy disks? As a 90’s kid, I remember them all.

Well, those video cassettes were soon replaced by DVD’s, which were replaced by streaming services and Netflix. Those 3 ½ disks were replaced by the USB, then things like Google Drive or Dropbox.

You don’t see the older versions of these anymore (at least, not unless it’s in a cute vintage store, or in your grandma’s basement) because they’re irrelevant and outdated. All businesses have done away with the old to ensure that they remain relevant, competitive, in-line with competitors and meet customer demands.

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Topics: Community, Search Engine Optimization

How an Online Community Forum Helps Your SEO

Posted by Sarah Robinson-Yu on Feb 27, 2020 9:30:00 AM

6 minute read

If you’re considering getting an online community forum and are wondering if it’ll help your brands search engine optimization (SEO), the answer is YES! Well, “yes” if you choose to go with a branded community forum—not just any community will do. Communities built on social media platforms will not provide you with an SEO boost.

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Topics: Community, Search Engine Optimization

Is There a Barrier Between Your Support Channels and Google?

Posted by Luc Vezina on Feb 4, 2020 8:00:00 AM

5 minute read

According to a recent survey by the TSIA, 9 out of 10 consumers cited Google as their preferred support channel. This is indicative of a significant shift in customer behaviour over the past decade, and is the direct result of the increasing digitalization of customer support. 

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Topics: Community, Search Engine Optimization

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