Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of getting a website to rank higher on search engine results. There are many different approaches to SEO depending on the niche you’re in, the level of competition and countless other factors.
An SEO strategy that works well for one site may not work at all for another site.
If you’re working on a site and want some help or ideas validating then SEO Forums are very helpful resources.
Below are 10 of the best SEO forums that I’ve come across in my 10+ years in the industry:
1. Just Start!
Just Start! is a subreddit forum mainly about affiliate marketing and SEO.
Topic categories on this forum are:
- Case studies
- SEO tips
The forum was created on January 15, 2016, and now, there are 116K members of r/juststart to date. It’s also ranked among the top 1% largest communities on Reddit.
2. SEO Signals Lab (Facebook Group)
Created on 20 March 2016 by Steve Kang, SEO Signals Lab is the largest and most active Facebook private group for SEO professionals. Here, group members post their most recent findings on SEO tests, algorithm trends, and case studies.
SEO Signals Lab is a unique SEO forum by distinguishing itself as an SEO edutainment hub. This group regularly runs competitions for anyone in the group to test their skills, ideas, and theories in things related to SEO and digital marketing.
Even better, its founder Steve Kang also interacts daily with members, sharing his expertise for free!
Currently, SEO Signals Lab Fb Group has around 70.5K members and is still growing.
3. Big SEO
Big SEO is a subreddit forum composed mostly of a community of SEO professionals, and those engaged in inbound marketing practices.
This forum was created on March 4, 2013. There are 92.6K members of r/bigseo to date as of this writing. It’s ranked among the top 5% largest communities on Reddit.
It also has an AMA or “Ask Me Anything” session where top SEO experts answer questions coming from anyone and everyone who participates in the AMA sessions.
4. Warrior Forum
Warrior Forum is a forum platform and marketplace for a community of internet marketers and SEO professionals. It was founded in 1997 by Clifton Allen. Its forum topics come in a vast range of categories that are related to digital marketing.
Warrior Forum features a premium forum called War Room. Only an elite group of professional marketers can access this forum, as there is a required paid subscription to join.
Another feature is the Warrior Special Offers (WSO). This is a marketplace where members can buy or sell products, services, and also courses related to SEO.
Current data on their website shows that it has:
- 1,707,613 members
- 8,979,461 posts
- 777,796 threads
5. Black Hat World
Black Hat World is an SEO forum that specializes in Black Hat SEO techniques to improve website rankings. Black Hat World was founded in 2006 by Damien Trevatt.
Its main forums list includes topics such as:
- The Marketplace
- Black Hat SEO
- Social Media
- White Hat SEO
- Making Money
- Programming & Web Design
Black Hat World currently has:
- 1,169,320 threads
- 13,692,302 messages
- 1,225,055 members
6. Google Search Central Help Community
The Google Search Central Help Community is a forum for Google products and services users. Its members provide insights, tips, and answers to queries regarding topics that are related to Google products and services, SEOs, and web management.
It features a superuser community called the Product Experts Program. Regular members can become product experts by signing up to join the program.
Product experts are eligible for exclusive program perks, which include:
- Special badges in Google Help communities
- Providing product feedback directly to Google employees
- Eligibility for beta testing opportunities
- Chance to join expert-only events
Topic categories found in the forum are:
- Crawling, indexing, and ranking
- Security, malware, and hacked sites
- Structured data
- Search Console
- Mobile web
- International SEO
- Other SEO issues
Currently, the Google Search Central Help community has 111,709 members.
7. Digital Point
Digital Point was created in 1999 and is described as the internet’s most extensive internet marketing/webmaster community. It features forums, website tools, a marketplace, and advertising tools.
Its forum discussion sections are:
- Search Engines
- Business & Marketing
- Buy, Sell, or Trade
- The Digital Point
- Visual Arts & Entertainment
Here are some numbers related to the Digital Point site:
- 2,347,789 discussions
- 17,635,803 messages
- 926,954 members
8. The MOZ Q&A Forum
MOZ Q&A Forum is a community of MOZ users and seasoned SEO professionals.
The forum threads are open for everyone to view, yet a MOZ PRO subscription is required to ask questions or provide answers to other members.
Being a member of the MOZ community comes with opportunities to:
- Attend in-person events
- Have access to exclusive SEO content and resources
- Have exclusive entry to MOZ Lab, where new product ideas are tested.
Rand Fishkin, the founder of MOZ, also regularly participates in the forum.
9. SEO Mastering Forum
SEO Mastering Forum was founded in 2010. It’s a free membership online forum for a community of webmasters, digital marketers, and SEO experts.
Its forum discussion topics are categorized as:
- Search Engine Optimization
- Search Engines
- Social Marketing
- Website Design and Graphics
- Coding and Programming
- Web Administration
- General Topics
It also features DNray Forum a Hosting & Domaining sub-forum with discussion categories that include:
- Hosting Discussions
- Hosting & Domaining Development
- Domain Name Discussions
- Domain Marketplace
- Domain Lists
- General Topics
Quora is a very popular question-and-answer platform website. Its topic discussions come in almost any kind of variety. It’s no surprise that SEO topics are definitely among the most discussed topics in Quora.
The topic page “Search Engine Optimization (SEO)” in Quora has a following of 1.5M users, and there are 15 Quora spaces related to this topic.
SEO forums are places where SEO newbies get a chance to ask their questions, experts share their ideas, and like-minded individuals connect.
From Big SEO all the way to Quora, these forums are definitely worth checking if you’re just setting foot in the world of SEO marketing.
If you’ve used these forums but are still struggling to make progress with your SEO then feel free to get in touch with me for some SEO consulting.