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What Makes Good Online Forums?

What Makes Good Online Forums?
There are a lot of online forums on the internet, but not all of them are popular, and among webmasters who want to develop their own popular online, a common question that's often asked is "What makes good online forums?" Well, the truth is that forum popularity is influenced by a lot of factors, and most of them have to do with the users and topics of the forums themselves. In fact, technology is the least important factor in creating a popular online forum. What really matters is keeping users engaged and making sure that new content is generated regularly. So if you want to create your own forum, here are some rules that you should follow.  Find A Reliable Forum Software The first thing that you will need for your forum is a reliable online software. A good software should have very little downtime, good security protocols, IP recognition filters as well as a visually impressive graphics. A couple of good examples are vBulletin and XenForo, but feel free to choose whichever software you like as long as they're reliable.  Encourage Controversy and Factionalism A good forum is a divided forum, and this is because factions and controversy stimulate discussion....
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The impact of penguin 2.1 and the way forward

The impact of penguin 2.1 and the way forward
On Friday, 2nd of October 2013, Matts Cutts,head of Google's search spam announced the latest penguin updates dubbed Penguin 2.1. He announced on twitter the release of the latest update,he said the release affected 1% of search queries. These update affected a good number of webmasters negatively and some positively. Some got promoted while some demoted. Actually,when a site drops it rank in the SERPs another takes it place.   Penguin is an algorithmic penalty by Google, initially launched in 2012 April. It targets rankings inflated by way of unnatural or spammy links. It works to demote and devalue manipulative links in search rankings algorithm. It is designed to attack web-spam and deliver better user experience. And reward webmasters who have useful content for users. The latest update filtered search results and removed or devalued all webspam for the best user experience. You will know if you are hit when you notice a drop in organic traffic. Not every webmaster was affected though, some got promoted while some remain where they have been before the update. These updates are revised,reviewed and refreshed at intervals to curtail and control blackhat,spammy and manipulative SEO strategies. Google wants to remain on top and also...
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Knock-out Search Spam with rel=Author

Knock-out Search Spam with rel=Author
One of the most problematic and challenging issues on the Internet these days is search engine spam. It's no secret that the Internet is literally filled with spam. Search engine spammers generate cheap, meaningless content to lure unsuspecting users into their websites by targeting popular or low competition keywords. These websites are typically low quality, filled with annoying advertisements, and often more sinister in nature - installing malware or tracking software onto the user's computer. Companies like Google have spent countless dollars trying to fight search spam. Search engines use complex algorithms that are designed to filter out spam by identifying black hat tricks like keyword stuffing, duplicate content, and high bounce rates. While these methods are often effective in dealing with spam - they are not the total solution.   In the last few years search engines have been employing the use of "rel=author" tags to identify trusted authors, who's content is in turn rewarded with more prominent rankings in the search results. Google, for example, makes it easy for users to pick out trusted content by displaying authorship information directly on the results page. If you've ever seen the author's portrait displayed next to the link description on...
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