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Articles as Wordpress Posts or Pages?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by JarrodJS19, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. JarrodJS19

    JarrodJS19 Newbie

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    Do I need to be making my articles posts or their own pages? The reason I ask this is right now I have all of my articles as posts and sometimes one of my shitty 500 word articles will outrank my main 1500 word article!
     
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    Nothing wrong about that, just let the search engine do its thing. I prefer posts though.
     
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    Doesn't make any difference. Pages usually have more authority because they're usually static and linked from all over the site. But that's a on-page factor, not anything specific to pages vs. posts.
     
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    Its the same thing. I would go for post. Check your permalinks. I set it to /%category%/%postname%/
     
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    i would prefer page over post, old posts will have a lower ctr
     
  6. Loadzz

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    Posts are better :)
     
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    Use posts for your article and pages for About, Privacy Policy, ToS, and Contact Page. Posts can be added to pages too. Posts are usually better because a lot of plug-ins will cater mostly to posts and you will have more features that can be used on a post rather than a page.
     
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    Most of the plugins are created based on WordPress default system which is articles will be added as post. If you create page for articles,many plugins wont work.
     
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    i have many sites and tested this...

    I found posts seem to rank better ... From my experience

    Make pages to be the t&s, privacy etc

    and also front page, a page not a post if that makes sense?
     
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    If you post articles only as pages you'll have to make the siloing structure by yourself which quickly becomes a hassle but they're great because you don't have the date so they can be kind of reference articles that survive over time with only a few tweaks from year to year if you care to add a few precisions.
     
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    If you feel the necessity of pages for different types of posts , You can use pages. But try to keep your permalinks short as possible . Pages are good for targeted visitors who want specific category's articles.