I am considering purchasing vBSEO for a forum which I started in December 2009. The site is www.mu-43.com.
Question 1: Will vBSEO help us? I think we're doing pretty well in building community and content. We haven't done any SEO yet. Here are a couple of our growth curves from Google Analytics:
Question 2: We are running vBulletin 3.8.4. If the answer to Q1 is yes, should we wait until we got to vBulletin 4 before getting vBSEO?
Question 3: Seems like vBSEO 3.5 Gold is almost here. If the answer to Q1 is yes and Q2 is no, should we wait until vBSEO 3.5 is here before installing it?
Question 4: Can anyone tell me in easy to understand terms just how much of an extra demand vBSEO puts on the server? Our forum is on a shared plan, and our ad revenue won't pay for a VPS or dedicated server at this time. However, our host (URLJet) recommends vBSEO and says that it shouldn't be a problem.
Thanks, I know these questions have been asked before. Believe it or not, I have done plenty of searching and read a lot of relevant threads, but would still appreciate any informed words relevant to my specific situation as the owner of a relatively young, growing forum.