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1 article per page?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by JohnDoe1337, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    Hi, since now I'm constantly adding articles to my blog, all on the same page. So when that page has to load, it takes quite a while. Now I was wondering if it would matter if I set the "Blog pages show at most" to 1 post? Would the google crawler neglect all the other articles or would it try to rank each page apart? What is your opinion? (i know google doesnt like slow loading pages)
     
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    Unless I'm mistaken, each article should be it's own category. That's how I've been doing it.
     
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    abbyknight24 Junior Member

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    I have quite a few different categories on my sites.
    When I write articles I vary the categories I post articles to so different categories have articles and content shared.
     
  4. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    How can you have different categories if you're trying to rank for 1 particular keyword?
     
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    If you are targeting 1 keyword then have 1 article. if you have more content to write, make the same article bigger. It's being proved that content with 2500+ words rank better. Might be a myth but still ..

    Again, if you think 1 content won't be good enough then try writing some more articles targeting some other keywords that could drive traffic to your site.

    Conclusion: Target 1 keyword with 1 article.
     
  6. Rockraider

    Rockraider Newbie

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    I guess you're using Wordpress, aren't you?
    I wouldn't use the method of showing only one post:
    1. You'd create a lot of duplicate content
    2. Google might not crawl that deep (how deeply the bot crawls depends on the strength of the site)

    Why don't you work with static pages and link to them from the sidebar?
    Or go with 5 posts per page?
     
  7. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    I have a blog with keyword "architect <city>". So you're saying I have to combine the 10 articles that I've got so far into 1?

    "1. You'd create a lot of duplicate content"

    Duplicate content? All my articles are different...

    My structure is currently (changed it an hour ago to 1 article/page):

    Home page: most recent article
    if you click "older posts" you go to blabla.com/page/2
    etc...
     
  8. MoreMoneyMoreProblem

    MoreMoneyMoreProblem BANNED BANNED

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    I use WordPress for the majority of my projects and ventures and on the front page I only use 1 article so that each article has its separate page. Even though the articles have different categories it doesn't help as much as 1 post per page. I think when its like this you can get indexed within search engines a lot easier.
     
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    asadawan Newbie

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    yes you are right, google aren't like slow loading, i think you may use feedburner for showing all posts in a single page, and you have to post 5 post on a page, it's very acceptable and reliable posting method for blog, some more things that make your blog slowest that are your widgets and gadgets, if you place a lot of gadgets/widgets in your blog, then your blog will run slow, i think you also have to remove some widgets from your blog, just place most wanted gadgets/widgets then you will see your blog will run happily on faster speed then now......
     
  10. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    Try writing article with different keywords so that your problem become less.
     
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