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For getting better organic traffic which one is the best, a forum or q&a website of a specific topic?
replied by ELITE (3,642 points) 6 8 14
It depends on a topic the person created, sometimes in  forum you cannot get a lot of attention if your question does not interest anybody.

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answered by LEGEND (7,630 points) 5 15 39
This basically depends on the type of forum a person creates. There are many popular forums that receive tons of organic traffic. Take for example the forum called Beermoney Forum. This forum seems to attract tons of organic traffic each day. The forum is dedicated to making money online. 

Then we have forums that don't attract much traffic at all. They are forums dedicated to fishing or even car repair. They basically will receive traffic to the forum if a person is asking a specific question that has been asked or answered on the forum in the past.

Questions and answers site is the same. You have popular ones that many people use on a daily basis, and then you have ones that people don't really know about and seldom use. Just Answer is a very popular Q & A site that receive a lot of organic traffic each day. Another popular Q & A site is FixYa. They seem to attract tons of organic traffic and you can see many of the questions asked on this site appearing on the first page of many search engines.

I would have to say that both a forum and a Q & A site can receive tons of organic traffic if they are popular. If either of the two websites isn't popular then neither of them will receive a lot of organic traffic.

In order to make sure your forum or Q & A site receive a lot of organic traffic, it is up to you as a site owner to work on this, promote your site, and get people interested in your site so they will come back daily and tell others of it. This way your site can gain a lot of organic traffic daily. 
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answered by LEGEND (6,391 points) 5 10 21
If you need to generate traffic then a forum is the best way out. The only problem with forums is that they are always full of spammers unlike strict forums like postloop and forum wheel.

The good thing with q&a sites is that you'll always get the correct answers to your questions but there are fewer people using the q&a site as you can see an example with answeree.
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answered by VISIONARY (9,003 points) 6 10 19
I believe a forum always get the most traffic apart from paying forums that people may troop in to sign up because of the pay, even non paying forums also have the same good amount of traffic from my observation.

Forum iis a lot better because there's room for people to post and express themselves and people love where there's no restrictions of what one need to write and express self about.

There will be more interaction on forums since there's no restrictions on what to post and even better if it a forum for entertainment.

There's always users retention on forums because of the different interesting topics that are discussed there which still boils down to high traffic daily,

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