I have previously posted about trying to start a forum on my website without success despite some very good traffic numbers.
I believe the reason for the lack of forum posts, despite good traffic (100k visitors in a week), is because the forum on my site is "empty", looks "inactive", which brings me to my question
I use a Facebook comment plugin on my site for comments on posts. Because of recent viral posts, which were on highly debatable / controversial subjects I now have 100s of QUALITY comments (great for forums). Comments on the Facebook comment plugin is embeded into an IFRAME so it does not get indexed.
- What if I were to export the comments from the Facebook plugin, and add them into my forum, in an attempt to get my forum looking active?(I will then obviously delete the facebook plugin)...
- I will get a freelancer to make "dummy accounts" and add each comment manually to the forum as a user post, can this be seen as spammy or unethical?
- Am I right in saying that facebook comments within an iframe does not get indexed so I don't have to worry about any duplicate content issues?
- Am I right when I say content / comments users leave on your site, belongs to the website owner...and not to the user who posted it? I just don't want to do anything unethical, which is one of my main concerns here.