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Talk Electrician Forum is one of three forums we have. We started in 2006 on ElectriciansForums.co.uk and soon after another forum popped up ripping off our domain, theirs was ElectricianForum.co.uk, which they then changed to Talk.ElectricianForum.co.uk and called it TEF to dodge takedown notices from us.
It’s still far too close of a domain name for my liking so we will get round to issuing complaints to Nominet and get our case in front of a panel who if they see our side, should hand over their domain name.
The best thing they could do to save their content is shift their domain using 301 redirect, as we have done to our .net, and all went fine we didn’t lose any search traffic or SERPs.
Food for thought guys.
I’ve bought TalkElectricianForum.co.uk and will rank this above there one in time. Might even make it an active actual forum because their Invision Power Board is terrible forum software and the SEO sucks with it. We’ll nail it with either WordPress or XenForo.com
I’ve worked on forums for years, my first was KeepCruizin.com (the website) and KeepCruizin.net (the forum, back then using Invision Power Board) and had around 6,000 “Cruizers” (god that’s cringeworthy now). And that was in around 1997! Christ, showing my age now.
Always had at least 3 busy forums online. Either construction or automotive industry, so some VW forums and VW Amarok International forum – closed those down a few years ago when I sold my Amarok and didn’t have the time to keep posting about meets I wasn’t going to etc.
So our electrical forum that got ripped off really did my head in.
I would offer my services for free to the owners of TEF. Get your forum transferred to a .com perhaps, could get your Google ads you got banned from using then for cheating them. You’d actually earn more money, have more members, and wouldn’t be pissing me off by using a domain so close to mine. I can’t change mine because I have several other matching forum domains.
So you’ve got to else I’m going to have to spend a lot of time and effort screwing with your site SERPs and even considered DDOSing it to death every week as I’m not sure you’d be able to afford to pay for the kind of hosting you’d need to keep it online then that’s for sure.
So perhaps working with me to change your name would be wise sometime during 2021.
https://talkelectricianforum.co.uk – Our bomb site.
Please please get in touch so we can work this out the nice way where we both win. Else I’m going to have to spend a lot of time and money knocking your site offline, google bombing it, and then arguing my case with nominet, and if you don’t turn up to fight your corner you’ll lose your domain. So that’s a lot of time and effort and money for you too by not changing your domain. But more money and Google Adsense back if you work with me.
Contact me if you’re interested. 🙂
Okay, so we’ve had some confusing changes over the years. Usually just smilies on the forum changing. Or the automatic post merging system that wound up a few dozen big burly blokes and some even burlier women also.
Our domain used to sit on this .co.uk here that this blog is being posted on. But we switched it around a year ago to our .net domain name that we hadn’t ever used for anything.
That domain name change was to help us catch more members from over the pond. And of course the ones (literally) the other side of the World from us here in the UK – The Aussies!
It’s slowly working I think. Our traffic is now only around 80% UK. The rest from all over the world.
I would have thought Ireland would have been second to the UK with it being so close!
Anyway, I’ll report back with some more information once I’ve knocked up the other couple of .uk forum domains with similar basic content on, at least for the time being.