SEO - Discourse and original content


(Igor Da Cruz) #1

I have some questions about how the Google Bot considers content done in a forum using the Discourse. Some of these questions already resolved by doing a search for old topics. But others still remain.

The most disturbing is related to the recognition of original content and post format. Google will index a informative post like an insertion, for example, a blog or website? The algorithm (Google) will be able to recognize that content as the first and genuine to be inserted into web and will give credibility to it that way even if copied to other sites later?

My idea is to create not just a forum, but also make him a media to publish stories and articles and would like to keep them protected with regards to SEO and achieving organic traffic due to unique content and quality.

Can I trust the Discourse to this idea?


(Salman, Freelance Developer) #2

I’m not sure if this is specific to discourse. If someone copies your content that could be a problem regardless if you are using discourse or wordpress etc.


(Igor Da Cruz) #3

yes, but do not know if the content of a forum to be classified in the same way that a content posted via Wordpress, which has a thousand and one SEO plugins support.

Anyway I have read enough about the support of Discourse to SEO and I’m getting quite satisfied.


(Salman, Freelance Developer) #4

The only thing I could see as a potential thing to confirm/research is the fact that Discourse is a Emberjs application.

I have seen Discourse posts in google search results so it seems to be indexing things fine e.g. https://www.google.ca/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=docker%20ssl


(Jeff Atwood) #5

I think you are referring to this

https://meta.discourse.org/t/discourse-wordpress-seo/18776/6?u=codinghorror&source_topic_id=19076

But it is kind of unclear so I am closing this topic, please post on the other topic.


(Jeff Atwood) #6