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Does moving threads from an established forum affect SEO?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by ennovations, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. ennovations

    ennovations New Member

    Last week I launched a new forum in a niche that will require several nodes & categories in the future. Right now I'm keeping it simple & my node structure is:

    Category A
    • Forum A1
    • Forum A2
    • Forum A3
    Category B
    1. Forum B1
    2. Forum B2
    3. Forum B3
    The thing is that each forum mentioned above can be split into sub-forums which is a MUST for me to keep my forum organized. After my forum is filled with a couple hundred thread I'd like to have each main category structured like this:

    Category A
    Forum A1
    • Forum A1-1
    • Forum A1-2
    • Forum A1-3
    Forum A2
    • Forum A2-1
    • Forum A2-2
    • Forum A2-3
    So the ONLY question I'm worried about is that if after a couple of months I decide to launch subforums & move posts will it hurt my forum SEO wise?
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  2. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    No, it shouldn't do, because the thread links don't include the forum name/ID - for example this thread's URL is:

    It will remain the same even if the thread is moved to another forum/sub-forum. (y)

    Shaun :D
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  3. ennovations

    ennovations New Member

    Got it. Thanks :)
    Also, as you just pointed out in the above example, whats that number 33754 doing at the end of the URL? Will it change if I move the threads?
  4. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    That's the thread ID - it remains constant whether you move the thread or rename it. (y)
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  5. ennovations

    ennovations New Member


    Thanks again (y)
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  6. Learner

    Learner Member

    This is nice to know as I was also in the same boat. Thanks

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