[/float]Content aside, websites are all about who visits them. If nobody visits a site then it doesn’t matter how good the site is, how valuable the content is or how much effort goes into maintaining it, the value of the site in any context is zero.
SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) is a little bit of a black art, whereas the linux.co.uk domain name is well ranked and is classed as a Google PR5, the sub-domain we are using for the forums, although indexed by Google, is not recognised as a site in it’s own right and seems not to be acquiring it’s own Page Rank. The content on the forums is way more current and changing daily while the content on the main site is old and static … go figure (!)
So, I’ve set up a new domain name for the Forums and while this does not replace the existing domain name the new one will work in parallel and I will see if I can persuade Google to use the new URL and if so, how long it takes them to decide the site is worth ranking.
Hence I’m please to announce, our new URL is http://linuxforums.org.uk
You can check out our visitor stats at The Linux.uk Community Forum - Statistics Center.