I have a blog with around 50 posts and it has a fair amount of organic traffic.
There is a plan to add a forum (as subdirectory) to that blog. I can't maintain the quality of forum as blog posts because they are user generate content. So will it be a bad for entire site?
I could even no-index the forum because I am not expecting organic traffic to the forum. It is just for loyal readers. But I fear that low quality forum will be affect for whole site? Is there way to add a forum (low quality user generated content) without affecting entire website SEO?
Note: Even though I can no-index forum I have to link to forum posts in blog posts. Will it be a problem?