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Blog Posts or Static Page for Wordpress SEO

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CardiffDesigns, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. CardiffDesigns

    CardiffDesigns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi guys,

    I was wondering if you could help me out with a basic Wordpress SEO question.

    Is it better to use the Blog Post view or Static Page view containing a static page optimized with your targeted keywords for the homepage of a Wordpress website.

    I normally use the static page containing my targeted keywords for homepage, but I want to use a theme for my next micro niche site that looks much better if you display blog posts on the home page instead.

    Will only displaying blog posts on the homepage of my wordpress site make it harder to rank?

    if you could let me know your opinions, I'd really appreciate it!
     
  2. Adam718

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    It won't make it harder to rank, but it will make it harder to keep track of your content since I'm assuming you're going to be posting consistently.
     
  3. CardiffDesigns

    CardiffDesigns Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi mate,

    Thanks a lot for your help, I really appreciate it!

    It's a micro niche site, so I was planning on drip feeding content every day for a month and then gradually easing off to maybe an article a week once I get to rank #1 for my keywords.

    I was planning on having my blog posts displayed on the homepage and then a static page clickable from my nab bar containing all the information necessary relating to my keyword.

    Do you think this would be just as easy to rank as having a site with a static page focusing on my keywords as the homepage?

    Thanks again for your time and help, I really appreciate it!

    learning about this stuff is a lot of fun!
     
  4. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

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    Pros of Posts: They show the author and date on Google's results page. Using authorship can boost CTRs, so this is good. And showing the date is good for news/blog content that you want people to know is fresh. Posts also allow you to use the ViperChill freshness hack, which may or may not still work.
    Cons of posts: They show the date. I don't want people to see that my affiliate page (which I want to look authoritative) is brand new. B/c of this I usually use pages.
     
  5. Techxan

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    Imagine you are Google. You go to a site's home page, figure out what it is about, and rank it.

    Then you go back a week later, and the conent has changed.


    What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?