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Forum or Forums?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Kim, Apr 15, 2013.

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Which is best?

  1. Forum

    28 vote(s)
    63.6%
  2. Forums

    16 vote(s)
    36.4%
  1. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    Doing some research into what would be best to use, I own both. Which do you think is better?

    ####forums.com or ####forum.com

    Do either of them appear more professional?

    More friendly?

    More obviously what people would type?
     
  2. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    If it's the forum I think either way would work because they would both make sense.
     
  3. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member


    I know.. that's the problem though LOL I can't decide which to use as the dominant domain :p
     
  4. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Forums.com all the way and yes Way to go those are premium Domains.
     
  5. 14DH01

    14DH01 Active Member

    the domain must be as short as possible.
    So yes, without the "S" with the addition of keywords in the domain increases referencing
    Look at my domain :D
     
  6. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    Community/Hub is the new word for Forum/Forums.
     
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  7. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I don't own those literal domains ###forum.com :p

    I was just using that as an example :)
     
  8. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

  9. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    get both and redirect one to the other.
     
  10. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member

    I have both.

    I was hoping to get some input into which is best as the primary domain.
     
  11. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    your main domain should be the one without the "s" , because you run a Forum-website which might contain several Forums and Sub-Forums.

    Same as here:
    http://www.dnforum.com

    :coffee:
     
  12. Kim

    Kim Well-Known Member


    Thanks Erich. :)
     
  13. Crayo

    Crayo Active Member

    "forum" is the preferred one, but the difference is quite minimal. If you have "forums" you will most likely still rank first for when they search "xxforum" as well. But the smaller the domain, the better, and that is the only difference I can think of.
     
  14. Lost

    Lost Well-Known Member

    I voted for forum because it's shorter and sounds better to me.
     
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  15. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

    All the above ;)

    I use the default forums because in the beginning of forums, that is how most everyone used it. And for sometime (no longer) that is how SEO would rate things better for forum software.

    (Actually in the beginning of forum software, people used the word "board" or "boards", but forums stuck)

    I use all the above

    /forum/
    forums/
    /community/
    /board/
    /boards/

    Will all direct you to http://www.sociallyuncensored.eu/forums
     
  16. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Google will LOVE that.
     
  17. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    I think you need to make it sound grammatically correct as the main thing. It's difficult to know without any context, but cake-forum sounds better than cake-forums (as an example) because it's a forum, for cake discussion. Plural forums suggests more than one forum, which is great, if that's actually the case.
     
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  18. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    So much misinformation...

    Forum and Forums would be treated the same by Google and it is only a matter of preference and as Ingenious said grammatical correctness.
     
    Kim, 14DH01, Crayo and 3 others like this.
  19. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

    Forums was always my personal preference but I find both to be suitable. I've used community as well but I don't think it's as good as the previous two.
     
  20. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

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