What Expert Forum Owners are saying about vBSEO
A selection of vBSEO testimonials from reputable vBulletin webmasters and forum administrators.
Adam Dicker, CEO of DNForum.com and High Impact Sites
In running a highly profitable forum - my revenue from PPC, affiliate commissions, and other sources is directly related to my monthly Web traffic and membership levels... So my dev team evaluates any new technology that can help us increase traffic & gain new members.
Shortly after installing vBSEO our stats confirmed higher rankings for thousands and thousands of threads resulting in increased daily traffic averages.
Congratulations to Juan and the Crawlability team for creating a phenomenal product. I recommend that every vBulletin forum who is serious about boosting their online presence install it immediately... I'm glad we did. With a portfolio of thousands of domain names, you can bet I'm going to become one of vBSEO's best customers! It's a win-win situation - thumbs up vBSEO.
John Scott, V7N Network's CEO, owner of V7N Forums
vBSEO is a must for vBulletin forum owners looking to realize their forum's full potential.
When we first installed vBSEO on V7N our search engine referrals tripled in a matter of days. I'm extremely impressed with results and have experienced no downside. The vBSEO team has promptly responded to the few support questions we've had, and search engine referrals to the site continue to grow.
We went from 5,000 user sessions daily to over 25,000. I highly recommend vBSEO to all vBulletin users, except those competing with V7N. :)
Brian Turner, Platinax Internet, LTD
The Chronicles Network is the UK's largest science fiction and fantasy forums, and earlier this year I moved the forums to the main domain and applied vBSEO.
My goodness - traffic originally averaged around 15,000 unique visitors per month, but since the changeover to vbseo, it's leapt up to over 40,000 average over the past 3 months.
That's great to see, especially as the forum is growing very fast - already nearly 4,000 members and almost 200,000 posts.
Great work, vBSEO.
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Mark Daher, Core Root's CEO, owner of LinuxForums.org
Linux Forums was running the forum software PHPBB until the beginning of December 2005 when we, Core Root, acquired it. After the acquisition we migrated to vBulletin looking for better functionality of the site.
After a month of the migration, and everything settled down, we decided to apply vBSEO to the forums, and trust me when I say, it was worth it. Our number of indexed pages increased in Google within the next couple of weeks, and our traffic nearly doubled.
Attached is a graph taken out of our Google Analytics account.
Values ommited as per user's request.
Our Google Referrers doubled as well to reach about an average of 15,000 Unique Sessions per day referred to us from Google alone!
Congratulations to the Crawlability team for putting together such a product, I recommend it to each and every forum owner that is using vBulletin. And I assure you, that as we grow, and create more forums, we won't have a second's hesitation for applying this piece of art to our forums... All the best vBSEO, keep up the good work!
Jonathan Rubinstien, Administrator, Hotrodders.com
Websites running vBulletin have struggled with search engine optimization for years. vBulletin's thread archive system is an adequate quick-fix for some webmasters, but it's far from being a conclusive, long-term SEO solution. Additionally, many of the numerous available "hacks" for SEO'ing vBulletin are riddled with url inconsistencies and sloppy coding that invite duplicate content penalties or other search engine listing problems.
Proper search engine optimization for vBulletin is a difficult and complex task. Mastering clean urls, keywords, mod_rewrite, 301 redirects, and script conflicts has proven to be a great challenge for forum administrators. With vBSEO, Crawlability has produced the first truly complete SEO solution for vBulletin. Every base has been covered with extreme attention to detail, solid programming, and professional, ethical search engine optimization techniques. vBSEO installs easily in 10 minutes, and allows for complete customization of many different types of vBulletin urls.
Within days of installing vBSEO, thousands of my forum discussions had been spidered and indexed in Google, resulting in an immediate increase in visitors to my site. And, since vBSEO urls provide relevant, targeted listings, I'm getting quality traffic that will help my forum grow now and over the long term.