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Is related posts plugin good or bad for SEO? worth installing or not?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sherwin, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. sherwin

    sherwin Newbie

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    Hey, guys

    There is no doubt that related posts/content plugin such as Nrelate related content plugin is good for visitors' experience and conversion. But on the other hand, does such a plugin harm SEO ? Many internal links are added intensively when the plugin is used, which is sure to add the total internal links on a page and may even cause the slower access to the page.

    Evenmore, is Nrelate plugin using iframe to index the related content? If so, will this iframe trick lead to misjudgement of some affilate associations,like amazon which hates iframe skills on a site?

    Thanks for your any reply.
     
  2. faithjhung

    faithjhung Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Internal links are actually good, but let me ask you this, will the related post harm your keyword density?
    Thats what you would want to know.
    Overall, it is recommended to use them if you can maintain good balance of keyword density
     
  3. HeRBaR

    HeRBaR Supreme Member

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    As far as I kow nrelate doesn't use iframe, plus that it doesn't slow down your website too.
     
  4. sherwin

    sherwin Newbie

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    Keyword density is indeed one aspect to take into consideration. But too many internal links on a page many harm seo, I am afraid. If I use the plugin, there are 5-6 unavoidable internal links on a single page including at least 4 links created by this plugin.
     
  5. eveneven

    eveneven Regular Member

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    It fucks with your KW density, and adds too many internal links with the same anchor ... However, I've tested, and the difference is noticeable on bounce rate -- so I've decided to keep it, and feature only 3 posts.
     
  6. sherwin

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    Thanks for your experience. Your test is valuable.
     
  7. Exaalion

    Exaalion Regular Member

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    Why are people talking about keyword density in the WHITE HAT section?

    OP:

    Use related posts.

    It increases user engagement
    Decreases bounce rate
    Creates a relevant internal linking structure

    If you are too worried about the keyword density, which is the only SEO effect it could have, you can always use a plugin such as:
    http://www.microkid.net/wordpress/related-posts/

    Which lets you pick your own related posts