I'd be converting from vB4.0, I just don't like the way things are going with that platform. Enough said.
But, I can't find a detailed report on what type of hit my Google search traffic will take after conversion, and how long the recovery would take to return to normal levels.
About 6 months ago I dropped vBSEO and my traffic initially dropped to half for about 3 weeks, but then it quickly recovered to normal levels in 5 weeks, and after 7 months my traffic was double my prior traffic record.
I value the income I'm making with Adsense and VigLink, and I dread a drop off of traffic that will impact my income, but if I could hear some positive information about converting to Xenforo, I'd feel more comfortable jumping in the pool and playing with everyone here.
My forum (vB4.0): http://CivilWarTalk.com
Stats: Almost 4,000 members, 348,000 posts
Monthly Traffic: 50,000 visitors, 240,000 page views
Daily Activity: 150 to 250 visitors at the same time
I guess some of my plugins could be an issue: I use AddonChat, vBAdvanced CMPS, and Forum Runner, but I'm sure there are or will be equivalent Xenforo addons soon.
If you've converted from vB to Xenforo, would you be so kind as to share you conversion experience, particularly the part about your traffic after conversion, the drop-off and the eventual recovery. If you can provide numbers and figures to back-up your case, that would be awesome!