I am in the process of designing the home page for my site. My desire is to go for a clean, uncluttered page, but I would make sacrafices if it meant more traffic to the site. There are two things I often see on websites which I am curious about. It seems to be they are unnatural unless they are added specifically because they improve SEO for the site. 1. a "Tags" or similar section on the main page. A collection of random words which apparently are keywords that might be used in a search engine. 2. many forms of user posts such as sections titled "Recent posts", "Active posts", "Popular posts", etc. It seems to me either users would best be served by simply going to the forums and seeing these posts, or having one simple section which offers post summaries. The home page of many sites seem so completely cluttered with all these boxes offering post info. I often see search engine spiders/crawlers on forum sections so it seems they get their info. Does having forum posts duplicated on the home page improve SEO for the site?