Google spoke about the impact of the forums on the ranking of a website
Some webmasters fear that the presence of the forum on the website can have a negative impact on the positions in Google. For this reason, many even close their forums or block them from search engines.
The representative search Gary Illyes not confirmed these fears. Recently, one of the webmasters asked him, could the forum to reduce the position of the site. For example, because there is insufficient content. Illyes said that is unlikely:
— Gary Illyes
According to the experience of foreign webmasters, forum moderation and active users – the guarantee of no problems. As the popularity and usefulness of the forum might even improve the position of the site. Especially for low-frequency queries.
In this case, if the forum published a lot of low-quality or duplicate content, the problem is possible.