The reason I am asking is because I'm not sure how to tackle building this website
I originally was going to write a lot of articles, but have found myself overwhelmed. On the other hand, I was thinking of taking a more laid back approach with just a bulletin board website, then then maybe I can cut down on my "workload". The problem with that is it feels like the majority of forum software coding doesn't tackle SEO very well... except for xf.
- for clarification, I'm in no ways saying running a forum is light work.
I understand SEO only goes so far in page rankings - quality content will rank a website higher; however, if one does a "specific search" it almost seams forum software content doesn't rank as well... I did an unscientific test search with Simple Machines Forum and Fluxbb software and it just feels that way. I can't really back this up with any solid data. I also use to run a forum using SMF and I felt like it didn't do so well on the search pages.
I like the fact that XF is SEO optimized from the core (right?) and doesn't seem to be resource intensive (right?). I suppose it all comes down to my first question... how would SEO of a thread posting on this software compare to a well coded HTML webpage?