SEO: Rewriting ~/discussions to Top-Level
I have been thinking bout that for almost 2 years now. I use the discussion list as the main view of a forum with about 125.000 visitors a month. Right now the top-level-domain www.myforum.com as well as www.myforum.com/discussions is showing this main view. There is no difference in both except the URL.
SEO-wise there have been toughts expressed for probably more than 10 years that you'd better not run 2 URLs for the same content, also Google Analytics wise, it would make more sense to have them combined.
I'd like to have your thoughts and ideas on rewriting www.myforum.com/discussions to www.myforum.com. It might be a cleaner solution and also search engines will acknowledge this.
It's very important that my forum doesn't get a downranking because of a move like this (because of advertising, market position and so on), so i am asking for your opinion on this.
Thanx for your 2-cents,