Give the Topical Forums a Facelift and Shift to Niche Sites

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  1. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 2 months ago

    I think I suggested something like this before. Could the topical forums be split up and each category shifted to a niche site with the closest category? E.g Shift "Home" to DenGarden. Then when readers come to the forum for help, relevant articles could be suggested to them?

    1. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image98
      Kierstin Gunsbergposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Eugbug, I love this idea.

      Niche forums do well in SERPs from what I've seen. I always come back to BabyCenter and sites like that that offer forums and rank well.

  2. EricDockett profile image98
    EricDockettposted 2 months ago

    This is something many of us suggested when the niche sites were launched, and I thought it was on HP's to-do list at one point.  I have to assume there are reasons they haven't done it.

    I agree it would be a great idea to have forum communities develop around the niche sites. If it happens, it would be smart if there were a way for people to sign up for the forums without signing up as writers.

  3. AliciaC profile image98
    AliciaCposted 2 months ago

    I like this idea very much. All of the HubPages forums deal with the topic of writing on HubPages (except for the Freeform Discussion one). The topical forums include a mishmash of different topics. Splitting them up and putting them on the relevant niche sites makes sense to me.

  4. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 2 months ago

    I find on some of my articles, I'm a one man troubleshooting team answering everyone's queries. On a forum, topic posts could be answered by registered HubPages writers and also forum members who don't necessarily want to write on HubPages. The user interface would also need a facelift so that it functions and looks like typical forums. If the forums took off and became popular, moderating them could be become an issue. Who's responsibility would that be?


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