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If I start a new forum and have no members yet. Is it a problem to create several accounts for example 50-100 and write topics and answer myself?
Will it hurt SEO?
Will google detect it and shadowban?
If I can't write from different accounts myself, how can I fill the forum with people? No one will enter a forum with 1 person no matter how useful the content is
Is it better to use Tor browser, VPN, proxy and and change IP address constantly and for each account? Will I avoid SEO problems and a ban from Google? Is it better ?
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Nothing wrong with that, this is the exact way i started forums when I used to be enthusiastic about them back in 2006, I grew a network of high traffic forums which was later sold but most of them, were started in that very way.

The trick is/or used to be though is being consistent, we're not talking about doing it for a few months, think year/years before you can really start to ease off talking to yourself. I typically slowed down the multi account posting as new members started to become regulars and one by one as 3 or 4 members became regular posters I would loose one of my multi accounts.

Google doesnt care who's posting, providing the content is useful to visitors.

In many ways, now days it's much easier to gain visitors and grow a forum, social media wasnt a thing back when i was doing it on scale, but at the same time forums are not as popular anymore so its a very specific demographic that are still community driven rather than social media attention seekers.

Good luck and hope you make a success of it


New Member
Hi dear
Starting a forum and using multiple accounts can have both positive and negative implications and On the positive side, starting a forum allows for the creation of a platform where like-minded individuals can come together, share ideas, and engage in discussions. It can foster a sense of community, provide a space for information exchange, and enable people to connect with others who share their interests.
thank you


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My very first post here on this great looking seo forum... I did the same thing for my forum which is a few years old already but just about still ticking over.

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