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Anyone a SEO Pro? I wanna talk about SILOing Wordpress...

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by blackhaze, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. blackhaze

    blackhaze Power Member

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    If you dont know what a SILO structure is, well i recommend you do some googeling.

    I want to talk with some SEO/SEM pros in regards to a proper WP Silo structure.

    I have a site set up already, but i still need more details in regards to interlinking pages withing my category-silos.

    concrete questions i have:

    () Can i put a "recent posts" or "most talked about" widget on my front page which points to different articles in different silos?

    () Should i have a static front page about the ROOT keyword?

    () Do i need a main/root category? (Besides the Silo categories i made...)

    () Can/Should i promote ANY new article/blog entry to the front page??? (As is default in WP)

    Example, i could have a WP blog "DIETS" which i set up in silo structure, with categories
    "Diets for Women", "Diets for Men", "Diets for Kids".

    Root KW is "Diets"....i have three cats "Diets for ..."..but do i need a main parent category "DIETS"?

    One key factor for a proper SILO is not to interlink between different categories - thats the reason i ask how it looks when there's a "recent posts" widget on my front page...

    BH
     
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  2. VinceC

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    If you want to stick to silo structure definition, then you cannot use recent posts as it will leak your silo structures.
     
  4. blackhaze

    blackhaze Power Member

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    Yeah guys, i really read all those blogs already...but those final questions is what keep me from switching my site "life".


    gundis....that's what i assume. Somewhere someone mentioned to add "rel=nofollow" tag to all side bar items. This way i can display whatever on the front page, but it would be safe.

    But thats where my confusion is. In the above blog (which probably i read 100x already)..he also mentions "We want the category archive pages to be linking to the posts in the silo, not outputting the full posts themselves."

    So..in other words...Category widget on the FP, but definitely no "recent posts" or something? (I already modded my theme so search and categories only show excerpts by the way.)

    Furthermore....how can i interlink my entries within a Silo properly. Especially talking about a BIG site...how do you make sure that ALL your pages within a Silo are interlinked?

    And WHEN (if at all) do you link from within one category to another category?

    bh

    Add: there is a plugin called "virtual silo" but it has bad reviews, its being said it doesn't do a real SILO structure.

    But what it does: It chain-links all entries within a silo to another, and then at the end it links the LAST article to another category. Isnt this an ok structure?
     
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  5. Blackhat_Guru

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    Virtual Silo by Mass Automation tools will do that for you. I am sure you can find the wp plugin. Its a great software, if and only if, they fix all the kinks... like slowing down the server, breaking up categories... etc. concept is great.

    I spent over $350 bucks on their software, but they are all full of bugs. What a waste.

    The only thing i use is their product called Virtual Silo for WP. Hopefully, they will fix all the bugs as time goes on....

    I dont know of anyone else having a similar product. Themezoom.com has a software called Themematic, heard its awesome, which also creates real silo structure and not virtual silo structure.