I am looking at the potential of using Discourse on an e-commerce site. I’d like to setup the ability to have some general discussions around on industry by the community, but also attach Discourse on a product-by-product basis for product Q&As.
One of the benefits, or so you hope, around having strong user generated content is the additional SEO value and authority given to your domain. If we were to go with the hosted version of Discourse, would we not have to use a subdomain (e.g.: discuss.ourdomain.com) and therefore loose any potential SEO value of having all this rich content?
Does anyone else see Q&A content as a potential SEO boost or does everyone just see it as an added user experience and user engagement boost?